The game combines various styles of preceding racing games. Several modes are available, including several race variants, a Destruction Derby-like arena, various capture-the-flag variants, and stunt competition. The cars can be upgraded to have weapons, similar to those in Full Auto, with which to attack competitors in both race and arena modes. The stunt mode involves the player driving around a purpose-built stunt track, performing flips, rolls and other stunts to receive points. The more combo stunts you perform, the more points you receive. The hold the flag mode contains a flag that should be driven through a number of randomly selected checkpoints. The flag can be stolen from another player by toughing his/her car. Race mode includes a mode whereby the last car on each lap is destroyed. There is also a race type featuring a minimum speed that rises with each checkpoint to avoid a bomb being detonated.
Crashday requires at least a Radeon HD 2400 Series or GeForce 9300 GE to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. Also your PC needs 512 MB RAM to meet the rec specs and run at 60 frames. You will require a DirectX 9 GPU.