Instead of trying to save the galaxy in a single-player quest, the player is a part of a tribe whose members must work together to survive battles with competing tribes. These battles can be as simple as destroying the enemy tribe or as complex as completing detailed missions with multiple task objectives. Each tribe has its own battlefield leader with a satellite view of the entire battlefield. Depending on the status of the tribe?s radar and sensor systems, the Commander can monitor both enemy and friendly troop positions.
Additional multiplayer features include Personal Voice Commands for sending prerecorded messages in your own voice to your comrades, all the while blasting away at the enemy. Other general features in Tribes include customizable skins and logos for each tribe, weather systems, vast worlds and endless terrain, motion-capture animation, and seamless integration between interiors and exteriors.