Target: Terror is a rail shooter where the player is part of an elite special police force stopping terrorists from blowing up major land marks and destroying the United States. The game visits the DIA airport, the Golden Gate bridge, a top secret nuclear plant and finishes off with the head terrorist aboard a Boeing 747 high above the White House.
The Wii version uses the Wiimote as a light-gun and it also supports the Wii Zapper peripheral. Optionally, the player can use the Wii Nunchuk for shooting and activating the smart bombs found throughout the game. The weapons included are pistols, shotguns, machine guns, flame throwers, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, freeze guns, shock guns and more.
Target Terror tips its hat to classic games such as Area 51 and features full motion video captures, campy graphics, and ridiculous gore when violence is set to high. The game can also be turned to lower violence settings for younger audiences. Combos, medals, and mini-games extend the gameplay. Two players can join the fight in a cooperative mode and this conversion introduces a Justice mode where the player can wield two weapons at the same time.