Outlaw Volleyball follows standard volleyball rules; however, there are a few game modes that adds twists to the gameplay.
- Hot Potato: The ball has a countdown timer. When it reaches 0, the ball explodes upon impact with the nearest player.
- Casino: The players win money based on how long the volley lasts.
- Side Out: Only the serving team can score.
Players can also fight the opposing players to steal their momentum bar.
The game features 16 selectable characters, each embodying one of a variety of stereotypes:
The game's announcer is voiced by Steve Carell
The game features volleyball courts in 10 different locations:
- Tar Beach: The Bronx, New York
- The Big House: Joliet, Illinois
- Colon Avenue: Staten Island, New York
- Stinky Falls: Newark, New Jersey
- Coney Island: Brooklyn, New York
- Third Rail Junction: Queens, New York
- The Ice Box: Antarctica
- The Bone Yard: Salem, Massachusetts
- Jungle Fever: Peru
- Casa de Guapo: Fundijo Canyon, Mexico