Free to play
is a cooperative free-to-play online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world. Unlike most online shooters that focus wholly on a variety of PvP game modes, Warframe
takes an altogether different approach by focusing gameplay on a progressive PvE experience instead.
As such, Warframe
draws inspiration from a number of different genres. The core combat system is very much a third person shooter, though all warframes are also able to wield a melee weapon which helps provide a number of tactical options for playing at short or long range. Rather than being an open world PvE experience, Warframe
plays much like a dungeon crawler where the action takes place on randomized enemy ships.