Battlestations: Midway is a World War II combat game that has players experiencing the war from the air, sea, and beneath the sea from multiple perspectives. The game features 11 campaigns and 12 bonus missions, beginning with Pearl Harbor and culminating in the Battle of Midway, as players decide which plane, battleship, or submarine to control during the heat of combat. The action is viewed from a third-person perspective with a choice of more than 60 vessels to actively switch to while engaged in battle. Since everything is occurring simultaneously in real-time, players must decide how best to use their skills to influence the battle's outcome. Once the single-player content is mastered, players can continue the fight on Xbox Live in a choice of head-to-head or cooperative missions supporting up to eight combatants.