Cyberdogs is a top down, 2D shooter for one or two players. One unique aspect in this game, particularly for this time, is that the fog of war conceals whatever is behind an object. The map is invaluable because of this added navigational hindrance.
As a mercenary, the player takes on missions that have particular goals: collect an item, kill a certain individual or number of enemies and so on. Upgrades can be purchased between levels.