Players can choose to play the side of the stealthy and technologically advanced Martians, or the Earthling-created Robots, guilty of wiping out the human race.
Martians Vs. Robots' multiplayer mode delivers a combination of arcade game play with an innovative mix of strategy and planning. Players work together by gathering resources and researching new weapons and ships while battling around asteroids, gravity wells, and other spacial anomalies. Other multiplayer gameplay options include classic deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the core, and gauntlet.
Also included is a single player arcade mode where players take on the role of Martians, trying to gather our solar system's remaining resources before the Robots. Players can research new technologies and build more ships to propel themselves to victory and limit the reach of the robotic menace.