Battlestations: Midway is a real-time 3D tactical/strategy game that adapts the naval battles of the Second World War. It introduces how the naval warfare changed during WW2 - from the dreadnaughts protecting the memory of Battle of Jutland to the forerunners of modern carriers. The player may control different vessels in real or hypothetical naval battles. The fleet consists of ships, captains, officers and crew of different abilities. In order to achieve victory, an effective team should be forged.
The episodes follow each other in a truly historical way. The player may choose the American, English, German or Japanese side to serve, which also determines his/her own, controllable character, the hero. During the campaign the player may climb up on the career ladder: from a captain up to the rank of an admiral.