- Savage is designed so that neither RTS nor Action based play are watered down in any way. RTS fans will have all the control they are used to, such as: tech tree, resource management, and tactical strategy. In turn, the action-based players will play an in-depth fighting game with a heavy emphasis on battle dynamics. Although the two sides work together their roles are very distinct.
- Commanders: Your base starts out with a command center. Here you may create workers to mine nearby resources, which are then used to develop and augment new technologies. These technologies will provide your team with stronger units, weapons, and defenses. Ranged units, protective walls, defensive towers and siege weapons, are some of the many upgrades you will provide your team. Once you have created a formidable offense it is time to orchestrate your assault. Lead your loyal warriors into battle and fight for the survival of your race.
- Action mode players: Your game begins inside your team's command center. Here you equip yourself with weapons and abilities before commencing battle. As an action-based player you have all the freedom of a first person shooter, running, jumping, hacking, slashing, and firing ranged weapons. You have at your disposal any of the items your commander has researched thus far. In addition to light, medium, heavy, and ranged characters, you may choose to man a defensive tower or control a siege weapon. Work together and be victorious in your quest for total domination.