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  • Summary: ANARCHY REIGNS is a heavy-hitting, action packed multiplayer brawler that puts players in the middle of the battle simultaneously.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Feb 8, 2013
    90
    If the prospect of playing an online fighting game that strikes a satisfying balance between old-school brawlers and modern action games appeals to you, I honestly can’t imagine that Anarchy Reigns will disappoint.
  2. 80
    Leave the inner critic at the door and dive into Anarchy Reigns without cynicism. Anyone hoping to do some soul-searching will be sour by the end, but if you've got a need for anarchy SEGA and Platinum have this dish piping hot. Anarchy Reigns is violent, vulgar, and a confusingly hilarious, all within a tight budget.
  3. Jan 24, 2013
    80
    If you don't take Anarchy Reigns seriously, it's worth a look, and it's got a nice discounted price tag to boot. It's a big, colorful, ridiculous brawler about a bunch of cybernetically-enhanced idiots who don't realize how ridiculous they are, and while the single-player campaign's about five times as frustrating as it needs to be, the multiplayer's decent once you get a handle on it.
  4. Jan 16, 2013
    70
    Anarchy Reigns may not have an incredibly in-depth story and also has some nagging flaws that detract from its otherwise entertaining gameplay, but it's enjoyable enough to warrant a playthrough.
  5. Feb 13, 2013
    70
    Anarchy Reigns is one of the cheesiest games in recent years. It’s limburger, gouda, mozzarella and various other assorted dairy products rolled up into one package of lactating violence and rap songs that will leave your head spinning and your thumbs broken. But if you happen to take a bite of that cheddar, you might just fall in love with it.
  6. Jan 17, 2013
    60
    Surely not one of Platinum Games' best moments, but as a budget title this online brawler can offer some enjoyable mindless action.
  7. Jan 14, 2013
    40
    Anarchy Reigns is disappointing. The story is almost non-existent, the single player is repetitive and boring, the fighting is shallow and the multiplayer is decent at best. The only plus point is the awesome hip hop soundtrack.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    10
    SEGA & Platinum Games Reign Supreme with MaXX Anarchy , Godwork m_(-_-)_m Anarchy Reigns brings back the fun in video games & that too at aSEGA & Platinum Games Reign Supreme with MaXX Anarchy , Godwork m_(-_-)_m Anarchy Reigns brings back the fun in video games & that too at a cheaper rate , Street Of Rage + Hack n slash brawling + awesome character + lots & lots of killer attacks which your fingers can actually memorize unlike a certain NT DmC Game.

    Rampage Mode WTF is that , like i already didn't have enough trouble button mashing like in God of War , why was it taken up a notch by making me look at the screen & switching between mashable buttons , for instance it starts with lets say mashing X then it jumps to O then maybe a 3rd button , it depends , sometimes you are o0f the hook by just mashing 1 button , though i love the challenge to learn it ^_^

    Tutorial & simulation mode help you to get a grip on the controls & are very helpful in learning the variety of awesome moves ,combos & rampage moves which are finishers of the game given a fancy term . I Also played online MP Simulation & it started with me killing 2 bots & then skynet stopped playing possum >_< , got annihilated 3 times ;_;

    The story looks decent but it's the return of the PS1 old school brawler style is that what matter , controlling Jack feels like controlling a guy named smasher from one of my favorite PS1 games " Fighting Force "

    Old school lives again & for $30 you get a masterpiece with a limited edition featuring BAYONETTA , no one in the world can go wrong with this game , if you are not getting it , it's your loss ---> WORLD
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  2. Jan 16, 2013
    10
    Single player story is nothing special, but a riot to play through. I enjoyed the unique play style that hasn't been shown in any campaign forSingle player story is nothing special, but a riot to play through. I enjoyed the unique play style that hasn't been shown in any campaign for a while, even though it is quite short. The only mission that are repetitive are the first free missions, requiring you to kill enemies. However, the combat is so satisfying that it really never gets old. Plus, the game has very well-done cutscenes, and achieves in making Oinkie the most annoying character ever.

    Multiplayer is extremely chaotic, fun. Pick-up-and-play friendly, but not when it's online. You're gonna need to know how to play well to get good.

    Also, $30. Perfect value at that price.
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  3. Jan 10, 2013
    10
    A good game to release the start of the new year, there was no good beat em up game that release to the PS3 nor xbox 360. I'm happy thatA good game to release the start of the new year, there was no good beat em up game that release to the PS3 nor xbox 360. I'm happy that Platinum release another of their masterpiece into the PS3. Insane, chao multiplayer is what make this game awesome! The Campaign is okay, it let you choose to be the White side or the black side with each different enemies and story . You can also train you character of your choice by training mode (Highly recommend to play the Campaign first) to improve your skill with the character to be prepare for multiplayer. In case your a beginner in this game which everyone is, there the tutorial in the main menu where you can get to know how the game is play & once your get used to the control, you be having a one hell alot of fun. There also alot of modes in multiplayer, that keep you entertaining. Other than all i say in this game is, highly recommend to purchase this game if you want something different and fun. It only 29$ and have a lot of content than other 60$ game, no joke. Go out and get now for just 29$! Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2013
    9
    This game is a solid brawler that is fashioned as a chaotic beat em up with heavy emphasis on multiplayer aspects. The combat, while at firstThis game is a solid brawler that is fashioned as a chaotic beat em up with heavy emphasis on multiplayer aspects. The combat, while at first glace simple, has some depth into it where you can't button mash or spam to win in it's stage of mayhem which is filled with hazards and objects to keep the game from going one sided. So it's easy to jump into and once you get a feel for it with the first 6 characters, you'll find yourself enjoying the game while unlocking up to 10 more characters through the Story Mode or Ranking up in Online Multiplayer. With the Single player's Story Mode having 2 intertwining sides to play, the large amount of modes for multiplayer, and having the cost of just $30. Anarchy Reigns is a game worth checking out if you are into brawling a large crowd or Beat em Up style games in general. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2013
    8
    This game is far from perfect, but it's the most fun game I've played in a while. That may be subjective but I swear to god is exactly whatThis game is far from perfect, but it's the most fun game I've played in a while. That may be subjective but I swear to god is exactly what you want out of a video game: crazy, button mashing, violent, colorful goodness. The lower price and amazing soundtrack alone should justify a purchase. A must play if you love video games at all. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2013
    7
    A bizarre mish-mash of ideas that though well executed, never quite seem to fit together. However at the launch price of $30 it provides moreA bizarre mish-mash of ideas that though well executed, never quite seem to fit together. However at the launch price of $30 it provides more entertainment than most $60 games. Expand
  7. Apr 4, 2021
    5
    Steve Blum voices a guy with a chainsaw arm. And thats about as good as it gets.
    Its a big beat em up game but there is just something that
    Steve Blum voices a guy with a chainsaw arm. And thats about as good as it gets.
    Its a big beat em up game but there is just something that just doesn't stick for me at all. All the missions become monotonous button mashing affairs alongside a story that just falls flat.
    Platinum is one of my favorite developers but this is a game Id like to keep in the back of my mind
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