There are a multitude of playable game modes that can be found in the multiplayer of Anarchy Reigns, as well as the battle simulator in the training mode. There are a total of 13 different types, each having their own objective, rules, and format.
- Battle Royale: A battle spectacular of the highest order! Jump into stages filled with disaster and calamity, then fight it out!
- Team Deathmatch: The ultimate fusion of simplicity and brutality! Which team can hit the required kill count first? In Team Deathmatch, smart ability combinations and effective teamwork can dramatically alter the tactical situation.
- Tag Battle: Tag Battle-exclusive techniques are the key to victory in these vicious team brawls! Guard together with your partner to deploy the spartan formation or grab simultaneously to unleash a fearsome Team-Up Attack!
- Tag Deathmatch: It's Tag Deathmatch, where your only hope is your partner! In this furious two-on-two tag mode, effective teamwork is the key to true domination.
- Deathmatch: Four players go head-to-head and fist-to-fist! There's nowhere to run in this true battle of technique.
- Cage Match: The name says it all: Mano-a-mano bouts inside an inescapable cage! No excuses....time to show 'em what you're really made of!
- Capture the Flag: It's an all-out brawl to capture the flag! Steal the flag from your enemy's base, then bring it back to your own to score major points!
- 3-Team Capture the Flag: Three teams fight for control of a single flag in this thrilling melee mode! The flag will spawn randomly: bring it back to your base to score points!
- Team Battle: Target the enemy Squad Leader in this highly strategic class-based team mode. Squad leadership will be assigned to the top player on each team at varying intervals.
- Death Ball: Sports and brawling: Two great tastes that taste great together! Punch, kick, and unleash Superstar Shots to score a killer goal! In Death Ball, anything goes....and victory is everything
- Survival: Crush your enemies, and see them driven before you! Team up to take on an endless tide of foes in this round-based, three player co-op mode!
- Mad Survival (DLC): Similar to Survival mode but the enemy waves include various player characters.
- Dog Fight (DLC): Two players fight each other using hijacked gunship turrets.