As its predecessor, Covert Operations is a first person shooter set in the Colombian rainforest. It plays pretty much as the previous game, with the keyboard being used to move the character and the mouse being used to aim and shoot. There is a wide range of weapons available, including a pistol, submachine gun, shotgun, grenade launcher, rifles, hand grenades, a bazooka and a crossbow. Killed enemies will drop new weapons and ammo. A new feature added in this game is a stamina bar (located right below the health bar) which indicates for how long the player can run.