Shadez: The Black operations is the first in the series of this game. The player is placed into the role of General of a Mercenary force. This force has been hired by the governments around the world to fight the wars they do not want to fight or they don't want to declare this, keeping it top secret and out of the hands of the press.
The objective of the game is to destroy the enemy and stop them reaching your base (your base is off the screen to the left). For every unit destroyed funds are earned for you to use to increase the might of your army. Every time an enemy unit makes it to your base then health is deducted, when this reaches zero then the game is over and you have been destroyed.