The game features different missions where the crime gang steals money and unlock new levels. Additional goons or weapons can be purchased between missions, and the generally free-form level design is supported by multiple solutions to each heist. The interface relies on mouse-driven commands (left-click select, right-click move or interact), and actions can be queued with the shift key. While you can box-select multiple people, there is no keyboard shortcut to “select all” (such as the tilde key) for faster selection. The real-time action can be paused. The game prefers the use of stealth over action; pointing a gun will threaten civilians and allow you to directly control them, which is a really neat mechanic. The Masterplan ends up being a satisfying crime-based tactical strategy game.