Soul Sacrifice is played in the third-person perspective. The player character is a sorcerer who relives another sorcerer’s memories through a journal. The character can be customized in various options and can change throughout the game. The abilities (“sacrifices”) are part of this customization, which allows the game to have roles such as tank, ranged caster or melee DPS. The game features four-player cooperative play and the ability to sacrifice party members to destroy powerful foes. The slain party members are not given the usual recognition in a game, such as experience points. However, the player does gain bonus points for being sacrificed. Four-player cooperative play is only available on some quests, such as Inside Avalon (a portion of the journal).