There are 8 different game modes in Head Soccer:
Arcade is the first game mode. In Arcade you will play single matches against other opponents. At first you can only play against South Korea, but once you beat him, you unlock the next character, then the next, and so on. It is free to play against all characters except Asura and Pluto, who you have to pay 50,000 (Asura) and 20,000 (Pluto) points to play a match against. After you unlocked them, they will also be free to play against.
Tournament is the second game mode. In Tournament mode you are put in a group of 7 other randomly generated teams, the only limits are that there can't be two teams of the same country. It is a three round single-elimination Tournament. The opponents are totally random.
Survival is the third game mode. In Survival, you and your opponent will have a limited amount of balls, if a goal is scored by the opponent, a ball will disappear. You win if you manage to remove all balls from your opponent by scoring. You can upgrade survival for more balls in the first round. After every round, you will get 1, 2 or 3 extra balls depending how fast you needed to made the opponent lose all balls.
Rank Matches Edit
Every 10th round you will be matched against the Cyborg in a "Rank Match". If you win, you will unlock the Costume the Cyborg wears and you reach the next rank. Every time you reach a higher rank every opponent will get another ball, but you can unlock better Costumes up there. The worst Rank is F, the best rank is SS.
League is the fourth game mode. In League you are put in a group of yourself and 9 other random teams with no guidelines as to which teams can be in the league, although typically the higher ranked league you're in the harder your opponents will be. There are three different leagues: Amateur League, Minor League and Major League. In a league you play a series of 18 games and at the end the team with the best record wins. The last game, the "Final Round" will be against the team next to you in the ranking; WARNING: watch out because if you are the first and lose this game, you will just be second. In the result of a tie the team that scored the most goals wins.
In Multiplayer mode, you can play against your friends only online on Android, or using Game Center or Bluetooth on iOS. Both players choose a character, and play like in Arcade. The winner gets 200 points and the loser gets 10. The interesting thing is that character select screen is the one for Tournament.
Head Cup Edit
Head Cup is a game mode introduced in the 3.0 Update. It is like a real world cup, with 8 groups with 4 characters in each. You play 3 games in your group and if you come 1st or 2nd, then you go to the final stages. There are 4 rounds: Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Preliminary Finals, and then the Grand Final. There will also be a third place match contested by the losing preliminary final contestants. Head Cup is the only game mode with draws. It costs 5,000 points to play, however you get more than 30,000 points if you win all 7 games
Death Mode Edit
Death Mode is a Game Mode that was added in the 5.0 Update. You must play 30 stages that all have a boss and other Characters. In 1-10 have the bosses 2 other Characters, In 11-20 have the bosses 3 other Characters and from 21-30 have the bosses 4 other Characters. Every round there will be obstacles that will block you and you must defeat all the Characters and boss to go to the next stage. When you win it you will unlock PumpKill and get a reward of 100,000 points. Also, you will have to choose out from three possibilities. You will get kicked by all Characters you save. At the left one, you will be kicked by both Characters, the middle only the right Character and at the right one you will get kicked by the left Character.
Fight Mode Edit
In Fight Mode you select a character and pay 5.000 points to play. You will get eight different rivals from all around the world and to win you'll have to Hurt your opponent enough to make him K.O. Every two matches, a bonus game will appear, and if you win with perfection you will get three characters of the Update 6.0 (Bolivia, Senegal and Silicon Valley). After you beat all the rivals, you will have to play four more matches, against all new characters of Update 6.0 (the Philippines, Senegal, Bolivia, and Silicon Valley). After you beated them all, you'll unlock a new Pet and a Headball that can give you a new character or a Body. If you lose any game, you'll have three lives to continue (the last rival, Silicon Valley, is quite hard, so beat this mode isn't very easy at all). When you clear the Fight Mode for the first time, you'll unlock the Philippines.