The game utilizes FMV backgrounds with CGI characters and an explorable map (featuring familiar locations around Washington D.C.).
The PC CD-ROM release was one of the first PC games that required 8MB of system RAM to play, which the game proudly advertised on the box. This limited it's popularity as most systems of the time had less than 4MB of RAM.
Hell:ACT is set in a dystopian version of Washington DC in 2095, where the United States of America are under the control of a religious organization known as the "Hand of God". The Hand is feared for its ability to actually send people to Hell.
Players control either Gideon Eshanti or Rachel Braque - lovers who also work for the law enforcement organization known as Artificial Reality Containment (ARC). Now targeted by their own government for assassination, Gideon and Rachel must infiltrate Hell to figure out what the hell is going on.