The game provides plenty of variety, as players can fly 13 meticulously detailed and accurate aircraft in nearly 21 exciting missions in the seven campaigns.
The mission tasks are diverse and range from air space clearance operations to the bombardment of targets on the ground, attacks on enemy convoys and reconnaissance, escort and patrol flights.
After each successful mission players can upgrade their skills to enable them to control their aircraft more expertly, make their aircraft more robust and select better co-pilots.
There are two control modes for the combat aircraft: the controls are simplified in arcade mode and simulation mode offers a realistic control system that is true to the original.
Besides the solo campaigns, combat aircraft: Secret Wars can also offer several multiplayer modes for up to eight players that can be played on a local network and over the Internet.