The game takes place on a map on which you control a car with a chain attached to it. A radio-controlled boulder is attached to the chain, which you can disconnect and call back. The goal of the game comes down to total domination and occupying the first line in the final table. And this is achieved through the direct elimination of your rivals.
Riding on the map you carry a boulder. At any time in the game, you can unfasten it from the chain, and, according to the laws of physics, it will rush in a certain direction by inertia. If your boulder touches one of the opponents, you knock out the opponent from the game. In place of the loser, a huge amount of resources appears, by eating which you increase the size of your boulder.
Needless to say, the larger the boulder you have, the easier it is for you to attack enemies. The machines themselves do not increase in size and cannot destroy other cars. However, you can collect various resources by them, increase your level, and the size of your boulder.
Despite the fact that the operation of the machine is intuitive and you get used to it quickly enough, it is not always convenient to drive a large boulder. You need to calculate the trajectory, the speed of the boulder, and compare the direction of the opponents. In other words, knocking someone down is not an easy task.
Unlike most of the related games of this nature, in Brutal.io you will not be able to simply collect resources in order to build up combat power and only after that start to fight with rivals. Here you start with a quarry. Points and experience are obtained either in battle or near the battlefield of other rivals, where you can easily be hurt by numerous boulders that fly uncontrollably in all directions. And when several experienced players find themselves in a fight, the size of which is already causing real panic, it is difficult to calculate their own strengths in such a situation. Here it is necessary to rely solely on luck and random hits.