This is an "open-world" action game in which players assume the role of Huang Lee, a triad gang member who must recover a stolen item and gain revenge in the fictional setting of Liberty City. Presented from an overhead perspective, the game allows players to roam freely around the urban environment and perform various missions for underworld figures. Some missions involve recruiting characters into a gang, eliminating rival gang members and law enforcement personnel, dealing drugs (e.g., heroin, coke, ecstasy, weed, speed), and high-jacking cars. Players can use pistols, machine guns, flamethrowers, swords, Molotov cocktails, and grenades to kill enemies and occasionally civilians. Blood sometimes spurts out of injured characters, and certain weapons can cause decapitation or dismemberment. One still image depicts a character holding the bloody heart of a murder victim. The game also contains sexual references (e.g., discussions of multiple partners, homosexual activity, prostitution, pornography, etc.) and brief instances of sexual activity. Although sexual acts are not graphically depicted, there are sequences in which cars rock back and forth while female moaning is heard. Strong profanity (e.g., "f*ck," "sh*t," and "a*shole") is also heard throughout the game.