The following are some features that are included in this game:
Adventures of space: Battle aliens with a unique fluid and particle system.
Different varieties of play: Make your way through twenty levels using four different settings each with lavish graphics.
Upgrades: Earn different upgrades for your spaceships. Get upgrades such as augmented speed or increase radius used for collecting surrounding particles.
Mode of play: Play various multiplayer modes including cooperative, arena, or harvest. Play with up to four players.
Power-ups: Collect various special power-ups. Each power-up is only usable for a limited amount of time including the Black Hole.
International flavor: Ion Assault is the first Xbox Live Arcade game ever to be developed in Germany.