Creed Arena is a shooter game about futuristic gladiators fighting in an arena to impress thousands of spectators. The core game mechanic involves impressing the crowds, and at the end of each challenge the gladiators move up the popularity chart according to how many new fans they have gained. When a gladiator entertains the crowds with a melee kill or an impressive shot, he unlocks "crowd rage". This is an intense rampage during which the gladiator jumps higher, runs faster and plays tougher for a period of time. Players can switch between over-the-shoulder and top-down camera modes during the battle. Both modes have their strengths and weaknesses, and often you will find that you prefer one or the other based on the weapon you are using.