Meltdown is a third-person shooter shooter with an isometric camera view. The game is set in a sci-fi universe and the protagonist is Zed, a skilled, former soldier who fights against robots who have become dangerous because of corrupted AI. He has two kinds of weapons to kill enemies: firearms and melee weapons. By destroying enemies and turrets loot and power-ups can be collected. Between missions new equipment can be bought, such as new weapons, armor etc. but these usually require a certain experience level to use them.