The Shoot, known in Japan as Shooting Studio, is a rail shooter which uses the PlayStation Move controllers. The premise of the game involves participating in the filming of action movies; instead of the usual lives the player character's attempts to succeed are measured by "takes". The player-controlled B-Movie star shoots his way through multiple themed sets, filled with cardboard enemies and obviously fake environments.
The game features five movies, all spoofing different movie genres, such as Horror and Westerns. Throughout these movies the protagonist is tasked with defeating enemies, freeing the civilians and putting on the best possible performance by activating motion-based power-ups. The player can shoot into the floor to send out a shockwave to vanquish all enemies on the screen. It is also possible to spin on the spot to slow down time and get a more accurate shot. Shooting into the sky activates Rampage, a powerful machine gun.
To score the most points the player needs to maintain accuracy and not miss between targets. It is necessary to build up multiplier to make the difference between a novice and an expert score.