John Wick Hex is a timeline strategy game where the player manoeuvres the character through a level on a hex-based grid, using various moves and actions to defeat enemies and avoid being hit by his foes.
The player loads commands for John to follow.
These actions may be about gaining a better position to fire from, taking a better stance that improves John Wick’s chances to hit, or to take defensive actions and improved cover from foes.
Players must also take into consideration the limited ammo that John Wick has, such as 15 bullets in his handgun, because once the player reloads their weapon then the player loses any bullets left in the weapon’s magazine.
However, John Wick is able to grab weapons from enemies but this takes precious time which requires the player to think through all the possible actions they can take before getting shot by the enemies.