Cyberwar is based on the movie The Lawnmower Man and is set after its ending. The player takes the role of Dr. Lawrence Angelo who once again has to defeat the corrupted Jobe. Gameplay is similar to its predecessor and consists of several mini games which are all based on the movie's virtual reality segments. Pre-rendered movies are streamed from the disc and require the player to press left or right at the appropriate second. There are also some puzzles like entering a code.
Dr. Angelo was born a simpleton but increased his brain capacity by 400% using Virtual Reality. He eventually leaves his physical body and enters VR permanently. The various gameplay elements are based on the Virtual Reality segments seen in the original film.
The game character does not have multiple lives, just one. If the player missed any part of any challenge, he would be sent to "cyber-hell" where he would die. This proved brutal to many who played this game, but the puzzles were colorful and innovative - at least one required the player to remember a code from the first disc to be used in a room on the second disc. If the player entered the wrong code, he would die. Cyberwar consists of three discs with separate adventures.