Binary Domain is an original squad-based shooter by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of SEGA’s most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast paced and intense battle for humanity in a robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they make. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines?... More Info »
The game is a third-person shooter. The player can issue commands to their squad mates either by using buttons or voice via headset.
A major part of the game is the Consequence System. Trust plays a part in the story mode on how the squad views the player. Their opinion of the player is based on how the player performs and treats team members. This affects both the storyline and the gameplay, where the characters behave differently depending on trust levels.
As said above the player can also talk to the characters using a headset, with the game's AI being able to recognize six different languages, including English and Japanese. Director Toshihiro Nagoshi stated that he intends to "create the human drama in the action moments, rather than showing them one after another in cutscenes."