The story starts as Yugi Muto sees the memory of Yami, Yugi is the reincarnation of Yami, an Egyptian pharaoh with the power to crush and destroy the darkness within people. Both Yugi and Yami are master duelists and as the story goes on, they duel many tough opponents in order to save the world, in the past and the present.
The game is essentially based on the concept of the physical trading card game. Cards are collected and battles can be watched in 3D as well.
The rules are differ slightly from the official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game rules as it uses planned rules that never made it into the final card game.