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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Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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"A side-scrolling 3v3 DOTA-style game with an emphasis on manual aim and platforming. Very creative characters, one of which I badly voice-act."
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October 22

Vengeance in motion!

A brand new skin is coming with Scoop's release in Patch 2.7: Wraithlord Scoop!

Once an avatar of justice itself, Wraithlord Scoop is the twisted resurrection of a once benevolent warrior. On his new dark path this once noble spirit has now been consumed by an unending veangeance...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327530/

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Awesomenauts Update 2.6 is live and introduces a whole new upgrade / loadout system, an overhauled map (AI Station 404 has been replaced by AI Station 205 in regular matchmaking), 13 new bots to face off against in practice and online matches, an all-new profile screen to keep track of all your stats, several new characters skins, and a whole lot more. It's one of the biggest updates we have ever done to the game!

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.
  • 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

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • 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: 1.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 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: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later.
    • Processor: Any Processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 256MB or higher.
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GD HD space
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GD HD space
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GD HD space
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
172 of 193 people (89%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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Graphics:
+ cartoon optic with nice details
+ good animation
- weak effects

Sound:
+ this song stick in your head
+ good character voices
- muffled weapon sounds

Balance:
+ good mix of action and tactics
- weak tutorials
- bad matchmaking

Control:
+ controls are easy to learn
+ gamepad support

Game Size:
+ 19 awesomenauts
+ 4 maps
- other moba games get a great deal of characters more

Map Design:
+ clever maps
+ useful placed healing places
+ alternative ways

Characters:
+ interesting characters
+ different skills
+ each with unique items

Teamwork:
+ strengths and weaknesses for character
+ many strategies and scenarise
+ ki replace quitters

Awesomenauts is absurd and hilarious, it builds a complex layer of strategy around a 2D core, and this is where players will discover smart tactics. Awesomenauts is a lot of work, and the more you put into the game the more you'll get out of it. This is the biggest issue with Awesomenauts. As you're starting and discovering the strengths and weaknesses of each hero, higher players will slaughter you.
A harsh learning curve lies ahead for anyone, and it’ll be a difficult first few hours for the MOBA gerne.
Matches in Awesomenauts are frequently active, you always feel like an integral part of the action, your character always clearly defined amid the cartoon chaos.
Killing turrets, players, and enemy droids earns you solar, the solar you'll spend to buy upgrades for your character.
The upgrade path you follow can have a huge impact on a match. you could go full-tilt tank with Clunk the robot and upgrade his bite ability so that it steals health with each successful bite. Or of a glass cannon and dump points into a missile launcher ability.
Not all of the characters are available up front, which means you need to level up your profile through matches with characters.
Creating a tactical build order is an important part of winning the game.

Anyone who enjoys run and gun shooters or action platformers will enjoy this, and it’s a perfect game to the MOBA genre. If you've never played a MOBA, Awesomenauts is a great place to start. Grab some friends and you'll have a blast.


Thanks for reading! If you Like my Review, give me a Thumbs up in Steam (not the youtube video).
I make this for the Community and your help is greatly appreciated :)
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1,029.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
There is a reason it's called Awesomenauts and not Awfulnauts. - N/A
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
2,142.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The way I always try to describe Awesomenauts is as a 2D, action platformer MOBA. Ever since I started playing this game, it's a formula that I truly enjoyed in a way that I didn't enjoy something like LoL of Dota. What sets this game apart, from a mechanical standpoint, is that it has much more emphasis on manual positioning of both characters and skills, and that makes it much more challenging and interesting. Aesthetically it is very stylized and pleasing to see, with bright palets and a very well done soundtrack. The cast of characters is really unique and each has it's own unique skils that make them fun to play. And in my experience, both playing online alone (SoloQ) and coordinated team play are fun. Ronimo is always working on adding new characters, balncing them, and interacting with the community.

The only true drawback from this game, in my opinion, is that the community playing it relatively small for a MOBA, which is a real shame. As a result, matchmaking can be problematic sometimes. Finding a match and filling one relatively quick is almost never a problem, but the problem comes in with the difference in skill level of the players in the games.

I wholeheartily recommend this game to anyone who wants a different spin on a MOBA, wants a fun game to play with friends, or just wants to play a fun game.

I also stream this game semi-frequently if you want to see live gameplay of it: twitch.tv/pyrocheese
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
918.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Literally my favourite game, currently.
A pretty casual MOBA with a (mostly) lovely community.
Fun characters and an awesome design concept!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Okay, first thing's first: I hate MOBAs.

I really hate them. The fantasy/myth/RPG styled theme, all the nonsense you need to cram into your brain faster than forgetting to study for a test and doing it last minute (I personally can tolerate that kind of stuff, but not with MOBAs) and the hostile communities make me hate them. Hate's a strong word, too.

However, Awesomenauts is a significant turn for the better. Although the online multiplayer has its share of issues, Awesomenauts stands out from the rest and is what MOBAs should be like.

The graphics are cartoon-like, with a cheerful (yet dark at the same time) atmosphere. No fantasy stuff here, Awesomenauts is a sci-fi theme and that's something worth seeing after the same old MOBA. I love the visuals for the game, and I see nothing wrong with them.

The gameplay is simpler at first for the rookie MOBA player. Shoot stuff, (attacking without abilities has a bit of a meaning now, hooray!) use your abilities to get an edge over the other 'Nauts, and much more. But then, when you get into it, you'll start analyzing your playstyle to suit your needs with that 'Naut, how to take on the opponent in a one-on-one, and more. Although I did experience significant amounts of lag that costed me quite a few deaths and also really bad matchmaking, the gameplay is still solid to me.

The story is simple and straightforward. You play as an Awesomenaut (or Lonestar in the tutorial) and you need to destroy the enemy's Solar drill. Solar is crucial to your employer for an unknown reason, and you need to destroy the drill so you hinder the enemy's Solar supply. MOBAs are known for their lore, and although this game lacks lore compared to other MOBAs, Awesomenauts doesn't fit in the category of a fantasy/RPG world like this.

The audio is probably the key point to the game. The music (especially the theme song, just play the trailer if you haven't done so already) is outstanding, and the themes really get into your head. My personal favorite themes are Froggy G, Yuri, and the new character Scoop. The voice actors did an OUTSTANDING job with playing the characters and don't seem all bold or shrouded like most MOBAs do. Each one has their own personality that makes them unique from the others, and if I'm not mistaken, popular Youtuber TotalBiscuit even voiced one of the characters (Vinnie and Spike I believe) which I found pretty interesting. The audio overall to this game is near perfection, and I feel empty inside without those "awesome" songs.

The replayability is pretty massive. I don't want to touch up here much because it's a MOBA. Its easy to get hundreds of hours logged onto a MOBA.

For one thing though, Awesomenauts has some major pros that don't fit into any of the five main categories. The developers are dedicated, for one. They constantly release updates and even do some charity work. Check out Lonestar's Private Mels (?) skin. A kid came in from the Make-a-Wish Foundation and made his own skin for his favorite Awesomenaut. The updates keep on rolling in, and the most recent (as of this review anyway, 2.7 in case you're wondering) introduces Scoop, buffed every character in the game, gained a new main menu, and so much more it's better I keep my mouth shut. One more thing though that sets Awesomenauts apart from the rest is that the community is much, much, MUCH nicer compared to the other MOBAs. You don't get yelled at for screwing up, you actually GET help when you need it, and so Awesomenauts makes me feel comfortable when I get on.

In the end, Awesomenauts may be in my least favorite game genre, but who cares? Awesomenauts still got a thumbs-up from me. Aside from a few online flaws, Awesomenauts is a game that fails to disappoint me, and is one amazing adventure not worth missing.

Graphics- 9.5/10
Gameplay- 7.5/10
Story- 7/10
Audio- 10/10
Replayability- 9.0/10

.:8.3/10:.
+Nice community
+Caring developers
+Outstanding voice acting
+Unique style, executed well
+Catchy theme song
+Easy to learn but hard to master gameplay done right
-Lags frequently
-Awful matchmaking
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I have tried MOBA games before : DOTA2 and LoL. For both, I couldn't really play it because I was just lost and I was too lazy to learn what each items does etc.. Playing these games meant for me having fun maybe at the end, but having to spend many hours trying to understand the mechanics.

And then I discovered Awesomenauts. A very simple game to understand, a very dynamic gameplay - you can dodge everything in this game -, a very funny lore, and characters that are for most of them balanced.

That's exactly what I wanted : having fun without having to read 100 guides about mechanics. And I highly recommend this game !
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
1,362.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
3 words: Buy this game.

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
170.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Very fun game! It's easy to pick up. Lots of different characters to chose from. Voice acting and songs are great! Practise mode against bots is very convenient if you're new and don't want to play against real people yet.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
290.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I never though I'd have fun with such a simple and hilarious 2D MOBA game. I've played almost everyday with friends and there is always excitment and laughter in each and every game. Rarely, are there any rage. One thing I love the most about Awesomenauts is that you can mute immature individuals during a game. In addition, Romino actually takes care of your reports effectively and properly thanks to the replays. For such a cheap game and even cheaper during a sale, it is priceless to how much fun and enjoyment I've had.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
841.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Carry Simulator 2014.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
2D League of Legends + Jetpacking Space Cowboy Mercenaries
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
304.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Everything you love about MOBA's, now in 2D!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
735.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Two blue thumbs up!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
843.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I'm sorry, but it appears I have become terribly attached to you!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY !
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's Awesome That's Why It's Called Awesomenauts :D hahaha
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Easy to pick up and play. Great game!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
548.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
FIX THIS GAME UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND.
I've given it 3498230492834098204982 chances.
The OPness, the connectionness, the everything!
I like the idea but that's it. Not good enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Fun and cheap little 2D MOBA game, it's very fun and relaxing, easy to play but still challenging. The graphics are cartoony and nicely done, and they fit the game well. It's a nice game to play with some friends to relax and have some fun! :)
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