The game is a hybrid of real-time and turn-based gameplay. Players have 10 seconds to do whatever they want with all their SWAT team members, and then it's the terrorists' turn to do whatever they want for the next 10 seconds.
Before every mission, players can choose between several different weapons, even though they all kill with a single shot. One of the weapons that stands out the most is your fists, which in the case of Steven Seagal prove particularly lethal, killing large agglomerations of terrorists if they are at a close range.
Steven Seagal is Hard to SWAT is a fun action game, with an attention-grabbing look and a high level of replayability thanks to the many different possibilities you have to face in each mission.