Scorpion: Disfigured is a first-person shooter with a futuristic setting. It is a classic shooter that incorporates many features from other games of the genre. It features 8 weapons, including numerous traditional and futuristic rifles.
The player has access to two different types of grenades, for use against gun turrets and enemies. There are five varied special abilities, which include night vision, slow-motion and an energy shield. The game features role-playing elements, containing a limited number of upgrades for each special ability. There are twenty large levels, stylised with four different graphic backdrops to provide an estimated twenty-five hours of game play. There are twenty-three types of enemies, each with unique AI behavior. Because of the intelligent and unpredictable AI behavior, Scorpion: Disfigured features very tactically challenging combat. The game has been praised for its impressive in-game graphics and vast number of special effects.