"Earn to Die" is a driving and zombie survival game in which the player is tasked with avoiding zombies and reaching a helicopter to escape. The player uses vehicles to run over the zombies and get closer to the helicopter.
In the game, the player earns money by running over zombies. This money is then used to upgrade the wheels, engine, fuel tank and speed of the vehicles. Weapons for the vehicles, which help the player kill more zombies, are also available. "Earn to Die" has a story mode, and when that is completed, the player has access to a challenge mode.