Set in the battle between Sparta and Rome, you take the role of a Spartan warrior to heed into the battle for your freedom.
The game has a fast-paced, arcade-like, mission-based gameplay. In each mission, you must succeed in minor goals like killing the generals of the opposition, escorting sappers to blow up enemy siege weaponry and preventing the enemy from making to behind your borders. The storyline progresses through cutscenes, shown in-between each mission.
Depending on how you succeed in your mission, you get "tokens", which you can use to upgrade the health, damage or power of your character.
The player is capable of doing special moves, which can be learned throughout the game. Some of the special moves gain their powers through the spartan gods, that aid the player in his battle. During the game, you can find different weapons like swords, bows and spears, and of course, shields.