Frozen Synapse is a turn-based strategy in which all participants make a move simultaneously. The player controls a small squad of soldiers who need to achieve the mission's goal - the destruction of all enemy forces.
All movement is planned in advance, one move is limited to 5 seconds. Before the final decision, you can simulate the results of your turn, but after pressing the button Prime, all actions are brought into effect and it is impossible to change the result. The calculations take into account the cover factor, reaction and aiming of each individual unit. A total of 5 kinds of units in the game, they differ in the speed of movement and weapons.
The game's events unfold in a gloomy cyberpunk future. The player commands rebels that are fighting against government troops. There is a cooperation mode for the campaign available with DLC bought and multiplayer, which is limited by 1vs1 duel-fights