As a battlefield commander in Spoils of War, you can manage your team in real-time-strategy mode or fight intense battles in first-person view. Either way, it's up to you to lead your teammates--either Humans or Ematrants--to victory while managing their economy and technology. You can also play as one of three other characters, which grow with experience. In first-person view, you can commandeer vehicles, wield a variety of weapons, and use different powers.