Critical Ops is an objective-based, multiplayer first-person shooter, and it is influenced by Counter-Strike. Two opposing teams, the Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists, compete in game modes to complete objectives. There are three game modes: defuse, deathmatch and gun game. There is a ranked matchmaking as well for players, so they can compete against similar skilled players.
The game consists of eight maps for gameplay. Six of them are Defuse and Deathmatch maps while two of them (i.e., Brewery and Division) are Deathmatch only maps