In this "open-world" third-person shooter, players control an Irish racing mechanic who seeks revenge against Nazis in German-occupied Paris during the 1940s. Players engage in hand-to-hand combat, perform "stealth kills," shoot guns, and plant and set off explosives to destroy Nazi targets. Stealth kills usually involve breaking the necks of Nazi soldiers or stabbing them from behind; gun attacks can include carjacking an enemy in a vehicle—players shoot the driver and throw out the body before getting into the car—and shooting soldiers or civilians while they're on the ground (i.e., postmortem damage). Most of these attacks are accompanied by depictions of blood: the blood sprays out of targets and may pool on the ground or stain surrounding walls. In the free-roaming context, players have the ability to approach any character and use machine guns, rocket launchers, and flamethrowers against him; the cries of pain and screaming from these characters may be unsettling (though players are penalized for killing civilians via the point system). And in districts where the Nazi presence is strong (i.e., the "Will-to-Fight" is low), players may witness civilians in the background getting executed by enemy soldiers.
The game contains sexual themes and nudity. Female dancers inside a Parisian cabaret are depicted topless, wearing thong-style underwear that expose their buttocks. Inside a French brothel, women walk around with very little clothing on—essentially, topless with the exception of "pasties" as coverings. German soldiers are sometimes shown groping and fondling prostitutes, dancers, and waitresses; prostitutes can be seen walking the streets of Paris, though sexual acts are only mentioned, never depicted. Characters also reference sex/sexuality in the dialogue (e.g., "A girl should always carry protection," "Laying on your back all day gives one perspective on life," and "We're hitting the brothels later. Want to come?"). The dialogue drives much of the storyline, and those who deliver it use profanity (e.g., "f**k," "sh*t," "c*ck," and "a*shole") in no uncertain terms.