Warpath is a fighting game similar to Tekken; the player can choose a dinosaur to fight with against other dinosaurs. Each dinosaur has its own array of fighting techniques and style. Various arenas based on scenes from the movies are shown in the game, such as the T.rex enclosure from Jurassic Park and the S.S. Venture deck from The Lost World. Some arenas feature destructible objects such as boxes, which will hurt the dinosaurs when they break them. Optionally, various edible creatures (goats, cattle, pigs and sheep) will scurry across the arena, partially replenishing lost health when eaten or killed by one of the fighters (feature from Primal Rage)
The main mode is Arcade. In this mode the player must face each dinosaur in the game through 9 fights. This mode has a time limit and round limit, though can be changed with the options. The arcade mode can also be used to unlock new playable dinosaurs until there are no more to unlock.
Versus mode has the player going up against a second player. The players can choose the dinosaur and the arena. If the second player chooses the same dinosaur the skin changes to an alternative.
Practice mode allows the player to try out moves and train against any dinosaur. The player can change the stance of the opponent to jumping, crouched or on ground. The opponent can also attack, but the player cannot die as it is just a simulation.
Museum allows the player to browse through the dinosaurs and read or hear information on each one. The player can view the dinosaur's family, time of existence, and do other things like change its skin or hear pronunciation.