Frigate is a real-time, text-based strategic game which pits you and your ship against a Soviet fleet of vessels. The object of the game is to destroy as many of the Russian ships as possible while avoiding destruction. Points are awarded for destroying you enemy while avoiding their missiles. Your ship, a nuclear powered guided missile frigate, has many advantages over its Russian counterparts, but you are outnumbered by a large margin. You will be operating on an area of 1,000,000 square miles. At your disposal you have radar, sonar, jamming equipment, anti-missile capabilities and three types of ordinance.