Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring battle. Head out to the battlefields with your friends in this 3-on-3 action platformer.
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Mostly Positive (278 reviews) - 79% of the 278 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,121 reviews) - 88% of the 17,121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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July 29

Galactron Spotlight: Leaver Punishment and 'Safe to Leave'


We've already talked about several different aspects of Galactron, and one important aspect of this is the way the game will handle those players who abandon their allies. That's the topic we'll be talking about today, but if you want to know more about the previous topics, you can catch up on all of them here on Steam Announcements.

Cutting Down on Disconnects
With Galactron in charge of matchmaking services and all other systems, players should no longer experience disconnects from the game if their connection to Steam stutters for a moment. And even if they do get disconnected from a match for any reason, they'll be able to rejoin the game as soon as their connection has been reestablished. This should significantly reduce, if not eliminate, situations where you would ever disconnect from a game against your will and not be able to return to the same fight within a few minutes.

While this takes away one frustration that many players have experienced at some point, that does leave another very real problem that the community faces: rage-quitters and people who routinely abandon matches. Because we're eliminating many 'random' disconnects with the changes coming in Update 3.3, we are now much better able to actually identify players who purposefully leave games... and rest assured: we fully intend to punish these players much more effectively for their disruptive behaviour! In addition, we would like to do what we can to minimize the negative impact these players have on other players as well.

Punishing Leavers
If a player decides to leave a game, they'll be returned to the main menu of the game. Here, they'll have only two options: rejoin the game they just came from, or exit the game entirely. They won't be able to queue up for a different game or enter a different match.

Should the player opt not to return to their game, the game they were in will become 'safe to leave' after several minutes. At this point, the player that left will definitively be classified as having 'abandoned' the game and be locked out of the matchmaker for a while. This lockout will increase in duration if a player continues to leave matches on a regular basis.

Reducing the impact Leavers have on a game
The remaining players will be able to leave the game without any additional punishment from that point on, but their rating will still be affected by the outcome of the game. If you decide to leave a game that has become 'safe to leave' you can immediately queue up for another game, or rejoin the game you just came from if you change your mind. You won't get an 'abandon' added to your profile in that case, and won't suffer any of the cumulative penalties we just talked about!

If all players on a team have left a game, the remaining team will automatically win after a short duration, which should speed up their experience as well.

This system is available in the Open Beta which commences on August 3rd, and will go live in Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron. We'll continue to monitor the system and check values as we go along, like the actual duration of the Lockout, the way these punishments stack over time, and the time before a game becomes save to leave. If you have any feedback about this, please let us know!

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July 27

Assists coming in next update!


On top of all the cool stuff that we're adding to the game with update 3.3: Rise of Galactron, we'll be adding something extra that you've been asking for for a long time: assists!

Awesomenauts is a team game, and many takedowns that happen are the result of several members of a team coordinating and timing their attacks. With the new update, players who have been involved in the defeat of an opponent but did not actually land the killing blow will share in the credit!

The exact rules for being credited with an assist (assuming you're not already receiving a full kill for it) are explained below. We'll be tweaking the exact timings in the upcoming Beta!

    - Any direct damage dealt to an enemy within a short time prior to their death will give an assist to whoever dealt the damage.
    - Any negative effect applied to an enemy within a short time prior to their death will give an assist to whoever applied the effect (this includes damage over time effects, slows, stuns, and any other debuff).
    - Any positive effects (like heals or buffs) applied to an ally who is getting an assist or a kill within a short time prior to the death of their target will give an assist to whoever applied the positive effect.
    - There is no range limit on being credited with an assist.
    - Assists are counted alongside kills and deaths but don't have any direct gameplay impact.
Additionally:
    - Any damage or negative effects applied to an enemy within a short time prior to their death at their own hands or due gravity, the incinerator, or AI-controlled characters like turrets, droids, the Sorona Worm, or the Solar Boss, will result in a kill being credited to the player instead of an assist.
Assists will give credit to players involved in killing enemies even though they didn't land the final blow, and we're excited to finally bring this to Awesomenauts!

This new feature will be included in the second round of Open Beta testing for Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron when it launches next week. This Beta will include a whole lot of fixes based on the feedback we've received during the first Beta!

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About This Game

The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!

Awesomenauts is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer. Head out to the online battlefields together with your friends as an online party or in local splitscreen, and never worry about having to wait for an online match because of drop-in matchmaking!

Devise strategies as you upgrade and customize each character's skills to suit your playing style. Expect new items, features, DLC and Awesomenauts to be added regularly!


  • Saturday morning is back – 3 on 3 online platforming shooter action with a bright 80's cartoon style
  • It’s a MOBA! – classes, upgrades, creeps, turrets, bases and tactical depth are all present. Awesomenauts adds fast paced platforming gameplay to create a truly unique and accessible MOBA experience
  • The Awesomenauts – take control of an extensive cast of highly customizable Awesomenauts, each with their own attacks and skills.
  • Team Deathmatch! - Tired of the Classic Awesomenauts matches? Take on your friends in Team Deathmatch or spice things up with many custom game options for the traditional Awesomenauts gamemode.
  • Splitscreen action – Online and offline play with up to 3 players in local splitscreen!
  • Regular updates - Regular additions of new Awesomenauts, balance updates, DLC and more.
  • Don't criticize it, customize it! – hundreds of unique items to beef up your abilities and customize your Awesomenaut to suit your personal playing style!
  • Push it to the limit – Face melting battles across multiple exotic planets and alien spaceships!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later.
    • Processor: Any Processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher.
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (278 reviews)
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inQntrol
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
ive never actually played this game, idlemaster did it for me

so i can't give you an actual verdict to whether this game is good or not.
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Hinnuh
( 217.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I love this game. It's amazing if you like side scrollers like Castlevania or Megaman. Moreover, it's a MOBA, so it uses the mechanics of League of Legends or Heroes of the Storm. The music is wonderful, the art is cute and bright and there's a lot of skins for the characters that are full of memes and amazing references.

I would recommend this game to anyone who likes MOBAs or sidescrollers. Even if you like MOBAs but you don't like to play online because people are toxic to new players... well... you're in luck! The bots mode is simple enough to play through for new and veteran players and if you just dont like chatting with online players... MORE IN LUCK!! you can completely shut off the global and in-game chat box.

Give this game a try. It's amazing.
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Felidae_
( 51.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
♥♥♥♥ing Pay 2 Win game.
Hey kids, you had fun with Awesomenauts so far ? Yeah! Do you want to buy our expansion ? No :(. Well too bad, because we added the most broken op heros that will ♥♥♥♥ you up the ♥♥♥ so you better blow us money into the ♥♥♥, or you'll get ♥♥♥♥ed like a 6 year old at church practice.
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Piszozo
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I tried it, 2d moba. It seems decent.
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Nude Tayne
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
MEMES MAKE ME MERRY
MEMES MAKE ME FEEL
MEMES MAKE ME HAIRY
MEMES MAKE ME PEEL
IF YOU LOVE YOUR MEMES
YOU WON'T BE AFRAID TO DREAM
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SHIFT-E
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
They've added too much ♥♥♥♥ and it just isn't as fun anymore, sorry lads! :(
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Armed Cobra
( 422.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Its a fun, fast paced 2D dota like game. The characters are cool and some times OP. I just wish i would play it more these days. But overall good solid game. 7.5/10
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LockFelino
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Got called a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bird. 10/10 would make people salty for no reason again.
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[NCF] Stoned_Muppet
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
used to play a lot of it way back in the day but pretty ♥♥♥♥ now tbh
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Dinosaur Sensei
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Greatest game on earth. It has aliens and humans and aliens and more humans and aliens and an black man! oh and robots
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,393.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I have over 1200 hours into this game and it is finally time to let it go. The community for it has dwindled from what it used to be, every new update just makes the game a little bit more laggy, and the new content the devs keep putting out isn't really worth the money in my opinion. They keep trying to push out new characters and new ideas that feel rushed and untested in the form of new dlc trying to keep alive something that is dying. It's sad to see you go Awesomenauts but to me this is no longer worth a purchase.

The thumbsdown on this review is based upon the fact that the community for the game is dying out, and for a game that is only online competitive multiplayer you need a fan base to keep it going. I cannot forsee this game lasting another couple years before it is dead altogether. Queue times trying to find a match are getting longer and longer. You should have bought the game when it first came out if you wanted the true Awesomenauts experience. It is not worth the purchase anymore.
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The matchmaking for this game is utter garbage. You will play with or against people vastly below or above your skill level every single game.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
556.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Owned this game since release, and I've seen it go through many different iterations.

I can no longer recommend this game because the developers failed to deliver on multiple fronts:

- no dedicated servers, p2p matchmaking is TERRIBLE and the impacts of delay have always been horrid
- imbalanced matchmaking for higher ranks because of a dead playerbase - I was routinely in the top 300-500 players when I was active playing back in 2013, and it got to a point where, because I was solo queueing, I could not win games to save my life as they'd be against full rank 1 premades with voice comm.
- Starstorm expansion's features haven't been fully implemented, yet Ronimo had the gall to release another paid DLC for the game
- Oh, and the addition of the EXP system a few patches ago was the final nail in the coffin. Does nothing to help the snowballing problem this game has always had, in fact it makes it worse because now winning teams can snowball on two fronts - a solar lead (allows you to buy upgrades to your character's kit), AND an xp lead for additional stat increases

Somewhere along the way Ronimo forgot about delivering a quality game and attempted to cash in on what little they've managed to deliver. It's a shame because the art and character style of this game is fantastic. Hopefully one day I can recommend this game again.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
308.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game is really good, i recommend buying it and dowloading the beta that will come within, because the beta is going to implement a whole new matchmaking system and interface! The matchmaking system is one of the only cons of this game, and i'll list the pros below:
- Good OST, Characters, Stage, Graphics and Animations.
- The whole game besides matchmaking system and fanbase.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,661.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
The game is extremely fun to play. Gameplay is fast paced and brawling with your opponents in a 2d environment with a lot of different abilities extremely entertaining. It requires more skill to master the game mechanics than it seems. The graphics are great, voice cast and sound amazing, lore deep and funny. There is plenty of different heroes to choose from, you will stay occupied for a long time before you become proficient at all of them. The developers update the game all the time, they really try to meet the community's expectations and keep things fresh.

However, there are simply too many issues with awesomenauts to recommend it to a new player. Apart from the usual moba complaints (subjective issues like bad balancing, matchmaking, ranking formulas, toxicity of players, etc.) present here, which arent that big of a deal breakers to me, the game suffers because of peer to peer connection system. On top of a rather small active player base its a huge issue.

It's common to be constantly matched with players half way around the globe from you. 400 ping enemies is something you will see all the time playing this game. Not only cant you do much to prevent such players from joining your matches (region settings dont work at all, blocking a player on steam doesnt always work and is going away in a future patch it seems) but a lagging player have an upper hand when attacking you. You have to add his ping, so to speak, to all the stun, pull and knockback effects which will move you back to the place on the lagger's monitor during a fight while on your screen you are miles away from danger. The peer to peer connection system works in favour of high ping players which is really unfair to players with stable connection.

I play awesomenauts very often and enjoy it, but i have to tell, getting unfair matches most of the time is so frustrating i dont see how new players could enjoy the game now. Moba/2d-platformer mix works so great that it is strange there arent any more mobas like awesomenauts nowadays.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
120.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Pretty good game.
Pros: Plentyful characters. Each character has own backstory, design, attacks, and upgrades each with different effects. Does justice to 2d games. For MOBA pretty excellent.
Cons: not enough cats. Doesn't have an epic campaign mode.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
116.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Great game, I love this game much more then League, if your into fast paced action platformers this is the game for you, the characters are amazing, and the soundtrack is catchy and amazing, matchmaking is the only bad side, they are improving it next patch 3.3 soon though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Game is like damn son, where'd ya die at.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
This 2D MOBA is a hit/miss type of game. I have found that players love it and kick the booty or they hate it and stink. I have yet to find someone that doesn't fall into one of those categorys. It's plays like anyother moba. Whether you like mobas or not, this game is fun to try and bot matches are quite the easy time killer.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
These types of online battle games live and die by their matchmaking system. And Awesomenauts' matchmaking system is terrible.
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