The player takes control of Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer as he goes undercover to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization – named for the real life Sun Yee On. Players can drive a variety of vehicles including cars, boats and motorcycles. The combat system involves hand-to-hand fighting, similar to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The cover system allows the player to move between cover, fire blindly, aim freely, and target a specific enemy. While driving, Wei can get out and jump onto other moving vehicles.