Based in the late-1980s on the fictional Caribbean Island of San Hermanos, The Prince, the elected president, uses his powerful military forces to stop a rebellious group who are attempting to overthrow him. The Prince does not play by the rules and the revolutionaries are powerless against his military forces. The rebel leader gets arrested, and the insurgent army dissolves. Once players arrive on San Hermanos to get the rebel leader out of prison, things take a turn for the worse.
Gameplay features a unique mix of deep turn-based tactics, role-playing and sector management.