Quantum Break is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game where players play as Jack Joyce, the main protagonist with time manipulation powers in a world where time stutters, making everything freeze except Joyce. Players can use a variety of firearms, as well as their time-manipulating powers to defeat enemies in the game. Joyce can stop time temporarily, allowing him to escape from attacks or freeze enemies, unleash a “Time Blast”, which is an offensive projectile, and reverse the direction of bullets. He can also interact with the environments, creating environmental effects that would harm hostile characters. He can also utilize his “Time Rush” ability, which allows him to spawn right next to an enemy to perform an immediate melee takedown. Alternatively, he can speed up the time as well and swap between covers to diversify attention from unaware enemies. As for defensive abilities, Joyce can protect himself from attacks by deploying a “Time Shield”, which can deflect bullets, performing “Time Dodge”, which allows him to dash quickly to evade from attacks or simply hiding behind cover.