In the Shutter Island game, players take on the role of Marshal Daniels and search Shutter Island to try to find the escaped murderess. As the game progresses players attempt to locate other patients who have disappeared during the hurricane.
Players find clues and messages across seven levels and 20 environments, creating unique interactions with characters from the film. The game also contains multiple mini-games that allow players to decode clues and unlock secret areas of the institution. The game reflects the plot of the film, while introducing players to new patients and quests inspired by the film.