The game is a 2D shooter that allowed one or more players along with one choosable skill level to play. The plotline for the game was very basic (as with many games of the period), in which the player was a commander of the Centurion, an Earth Federation starship that guards a remote corner of the galaxy and defend against the alien invasion fleet trying to enslave Earth. In the end, the game did not sell as well as Atari, though it did do somewhat well in Brazil and Europe.
Cosmic Conflict is a first person space shooter. In the game, the player must travel through a space-themed environment filled with colorful planets in the background. The player must travel within the Centurion and shoot different enemies. The player's score depends upon how many enemies the player is able to shoot.