The game features single races and a campaign where you earn prize money that can be spent on rider, chariot, and horse upgrades, preparing you for more difficult races. Each race consists of three laps, and you can either give orders every ten seconds or in real-time. Orders consist of movement between lanes, acceleration or braking, whipping the horses for a burst of speed, stabilizing through the turns, watching for aggressive opponents, and damaging nearby chariots, horses, or riders. The AI offers a good opponent to race against, and there are meaningful tactical decisions to make during each event. Although it can get repetitive, Qvadriga offers a unique game idea and approachable gameplay.