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 (277 reviews) - 74% of the 277 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (16,955 reviews) - 88% of the 16,955 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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July 1

Beta for New Matchmaking System coming July 20th


During the Streamisho last Wednesday, we announced that the Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron will commence on July 20th. This Beta will grant you access to the new matchmaking system and overhauled menus, and be the first time we're testing all of these systems publicly!

This Beta will follow on the release of Awesomenauts 3.2: The Green Guardian. This update will launch on July 6th and contains a brand new character: Ix the Interloper. This character will be available for free to all players.

Some of the most important features we'll be testing in the Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3 are the following:

- persistent party: team up with friends and stay together when finishing a game
- updated character select menu: a complete overhaul of the character select screen
- improved matchmaking: vastly improved matchmaking experience
- removal of latejoin: players will now always join a match at the very beginning
- rejoin functionality: the ability to rejoin a match from which you have disconnected
- matchmaking lockout: disconnected players will ONLY be able to reconnect
- increased leaver penalties: players who abandon matches will suffer greater penalties

For a more thorough explanation of all the changes coming up in the matchmaking system, check out our most recent Streamisho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxvTrglXwH4
The Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Omicron Beta will be available July 20th to all players.

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June 29

Free Character Launching on July 6th


Ix the Interloper, the character that was selected by the community during the Design-A-Naut Contest 2, will be launching free for all players on Wednesday July 6th!

Ix the Interloper is a new support character that is able to swap position with his friends or enemies, allowing him to quickly change the way a battle is unfolding! He can also turn invulnerable for a very brief period of time, allowing him to negate a lot of burst damage when timed perfectly! Watch out though, because Ix is very vulnerable when caught without his abilities ready.

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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
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Recent:
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Toma ♡
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Really fun little 2D MOBA game. Great for LAN parties. Would recommend!
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OrangeOnion
( 87.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
God, I remember when it was just the six awesonauts, those were the good o'll days. But in the spirit of Awesomenauts, THESE ARE THE AWESOME DAYS!!!! I gave up on the gave for so long, but I came back and heard the news about the new update and IM SO EXITED!! The character selection screen looks amazing and so does the new awesomenaut. Hopefully, this update will make the game worth playing again, and MY HYPE IS SO REAL!! Thanks for reading and have a nice day.
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S4ke
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I like Awesomenauts,

It's a good game if you want a 2D MOBA.

Maybe expansions are a little too much expensive!
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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
( 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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Swagni
( 22.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
It's Swagtastic bro.
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BLuE CouRaGe
( 321.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Awesomenauts has (2) major flaws in it's game.

Those issues are:

1. Character balancing (Chucho and Ayla, for example.)
2. Toxic community

And the worst out of it all is the new ranking system which is completely broken. I could go on for hours on why this game deserves this negative review, but I'm sure some toxic kid will comment and tell me to get good, so I'll leave the purchase up to you to find out how bad (and unfair) this game actually is.
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Most Likely
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Product received for free
im carried
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Commander Fluffles
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I like this game a lot. A friend of mien gave it to me as a gift im not usually a fan of MOBAS however this one is very fun and i highly reccomend it!
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L3git_scrubl0rd
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Nice game, really requires strategy.

The gameplay can get a bit boring at times, though.

If your a person who has alot of paitence, this game is for you. If you don't, it probably wouldnt be a good game for you.

Overall a really cool game, got me hooked.
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113 of 134 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
862.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I just want to say that this game used to be incredibly good. In all honesty I've played more of Awesomenauts than any other game I've played to date. This game is a MOBA like any other, but with rather simplistic mechanics compared to other MOBAs. Things like shop items are limited to a small variety that can drastically change the style of play of characters, very unique to other MOBA shop items that merely provide stat changes. Despite being a "Watered-down" MOBA, the game was very fun to play.
As the years carried on, however, the game began to quickly lose its sheen. Ronimo has failed to listen to its fanbase time and time again. The matchmaking system now is the same as it was when it was first released: Without relative skill matchmaking, so matches are often decided before they even start. No dedicated servers, so networking in the game is strictly peer-to-peer, which doesn't work well with MOBAs. All forms of hit detection are determined by the client of the attacking player, so a lagging player can easily rack of kills by exploiting his latency. Game balancing has been an issue, as the stronger characters tend to be the newer ones available through DLC, making things feel P2W at times. The community is awful; expect cancer.
Overall, this game had potential, but slowly my expectations for Ronimo to respond to player pleading and continued to take the game in a direction no player wanted.
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81 of 126 people (64%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
106.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
If you love;
-Waiting for players to join your game
-Playing against unbalanced characters
-Playing with 300 ping
-Playing agant players who are on much higher skill level
-Playing with 2 bots on your teams and 3 players on enemy team

Then you will love this game. I sure didnt.

Dont play until they release a update where it fixes the matchmaking so you dont feel like you are masturbating with sandpaper every time you play this game.

EDIT: So the summer sale is going on right now and new people might get attracted to this game.
To clarify,Awesomenauts is a really good game. Should you buy it? Why yes ofcourse! Its for like 2.5$! Are you going to have fun with the matchmaking? Probably not,as I stated above. But its worth the price if you ask me. So go buy it!

Do it now!
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
337.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I'm sad to add my hat to the pile of negative reviews. Awesomenauts always had a unique sort of charm to it. It's likely the first online game I invested hundreds of hours of my life playing. Ronimo were also the first developers that I really wanted to support. I followed all the streams, bought nearly all the skins as they released and gave 50 bucks to the Starstorm kickstarter.

Unfortunately it's nowhere near as charming as it used to be. The UI used to have character and life to it and the devs kept "updating" it by removing or streamlining features. The shop redesign was the first thing to make me raise an eyebrow. Awesomenauts used to display all the items in a vending machine kind of setup where you could view all the colorful artwork for each upgrade. It clearly had a lot of love put into it. The new "improved" shop system was a transluctent sci-fi styled pull out menu with much tinier icons. While I understand Ronimo wanted to expand the amount of items per row from 3 to 6, they could have just drawn more space in between. There have been many other minor UI changes but that was the most saddening to see.

On top of the life being drained from it, I have a lot of issues with the XP system they introduced back in September. That was the final straw for me. I tried for months to play the game anyway figuring it'd grow on me. It did not. I still can't fathom why Ronimo broke their own game so badly. Snowballing matches happened occasionally under the old system, but after XP was introduced they skyrocketed. The solar drops and respawn time on kills were already strong enough ways to gain advantage, but no. That wasn't enough. Now teams gain buffs to damage and health too! Ronimo also stated their intent was to speed up matches that took too long but that wasn't ever an issue to begin with. My most memorable matches were longer ones where the leading team changed back and forth. Games are way too short now and it's much harder to have a match you feel was worth the time spent.

The XP system patch also needlessly complicated other parts of the game. Ronimo multiplied all health and damage numbers by 10 to make it seem like you were doing more. The problem with this is that every number displayed now has 1 extra digit. You can imagine how much this gets in the way during gameplay. I could tell day 1 that hindering every players view of the match was in no way a good enough tradeoff for bigger numbers. Sure you adjust to it but there was really no point in changing it to begin with. Reverting it could only improve on the issue, after all.

You also used to be able to read how much damage you'd gain for taking an upgrade but the added percentage increases with the XP system make this old method impossible. Instead, every upgrade now states the increase as a percentage. This isn't user-friendly at all. In such a fast paced game where you need to be spending as little time as possible browsing the shop, it's incredibly difficult to tell at a glance how effective an upgrade will be when it's displayed as a percentage. I used to be able to see that I'd get 25 (now 250) extra damage per stage. Now your guess is as good as mine, unless you want to be bothered to calculate percentages as your turret continues to be shredded. I don't need to know the exact numbers sure, but a ballpark figure of what I'm capable of dealing would certainly be appreciated. Again with time you could memorize what does what. However, each character added to the roster makes this more and more of a headache.

I sympathize with the developers. I really do. After putting in so much time and effort on a complete overhaul to the game's mechanics, it would be a colossal waste to revert the changes. That's the issue. Ronimo has its hands tied and can't as a company justify going back to the previous system. Unfortunately the game has to suffer for it. I had many great times with Awesomenauts but I cannot recommend this game anymore.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Literally a dead game. Game had a good community and was alive pretty well during the era where TotalBiscuit was promoting the game as he lend his voice for Vinnie & Spike.

While this game was made back in the day before MOBAs became an all-time high played gaming genre, Awesomenauts was received very well as a fresh and unique game. Which it still is today except for the forced mechanics from similar MOBA's like the EXP (alternatively, the "you will never make a come back") system and other tidbits ("down the throat" competitive) that only did the game more harm than good when there were bigger issues, like stability in games due to peer 2 peer hosting.

Now, with MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends being at a very high popularity, Awesomenauts should also adapt in terms of what is paid and what is free. The free characters that are released once in a while are obviously good and are of high quality as other characters, but there is no reason for characters to be behind a pay wall, especially in this current era with games like League of Legends and Smite where you pay for convinience which is skipping the grind to unlock all the champions/gods.

Just make the game free to play already or release all the characters for free, Ronimo. While it is obvious that the game should be profitable for it to keep receiving updates, people are not going to take a competitive MOBA-genre game seriously that is pay to play with characters locked behind a paywall. The skins are not the problem, it's the paid content behind a paid game that is a problem for the many of potential new players that will look at this game and turn away or buy it on a sale and never touch it again after playing 1-10 matches. It has only been losing players with some "spikes" during big updates/sales which have been lost at a faster rate than the mentioned spike.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,021.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Make the game F2P. The game will explode with all the people joining.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
395.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game made me really happy!!

Pros
- Cute, awesome and futuristic design
- Super fun and even more with friends!
- It gets updated pretty often! I had to catch up with updates several times and they always amaze me with a new character! They even give a chance to regular players to participate and compete providing a new character design which actually they brought to life in-game, so that's lovely!
- Loved how many characters you can play with! They are completely different one from each other and with a whole set of skills that always comes with surprises!
- When I've started out being weak and competed against high level folks, I've managed with tactics and taking advantage of my skills + environment. It worked! :)

CONS / suggestions:
- I wish you could earn some clothes as rewards instead of always buying them.
- I wish server were P2P to avoid lag issues.
- Brazilian people mostly took advatange of lag to win and kill while I was frozen. (not nice) As a solution I've created matches on my own to play along with highest lvl bots and issue solved.
- That's it lol!

This game! Love it!! It's gorgeous, lag will get fixed someday :) It won't change all the fun and love I've got from it! :P
Thanks!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
294.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I got this game back in the start of 2015, and it was great. Now, as the recent review for this game have shown, its taken a dark turn. I've spent over 200 hours on this game and quit like 5 times. The reason, is the games matchmaking. No matter what league you're in, its a guarentee that at one point, you'll be matched against a team of prestiege 10's with two guys that just installed the game. It has apparently been ♥♥♥♥ from the very start of this game, and Ronimo has'nt done jackshit. However, they claim that they'll fix it in an upcoming update, so fingers crossed. The community for this game is also very small, not a lot of people know about Awesomenauts, and it doesn't help that the jackasses in it just yell at new players and scare them off, bringing this game down even more. The XP system kinda ruined the most fun part about the game, and that was the long matches in which you couldn't tell which team was winning and the smallest mistake could lose you the game. Now, not only are players rewarded with solar and 1 less team member on death, they get extra damege and health, making it almost impossible to have those types of fun games, turning most matches into one-sided slaughters. I know that this all sound really negative, but let me list the positives of this game. The gameplay is incredibly unique and fun (if you have good teammates) and it's amazing when you're playing with a friend or two. Each character is unique and I feel that there is one suited for everyone's playstyle. The soundtrack for this game is excellent and the art style is unique and colorful.



In Conclusion: I've said my piece for this game, I think it's still a good game and worth your time and money. They claim to be fixing the main issues with this game, so I'm hopeful. It's up to you on whether you want to buy it or not, the review is on positive so it helps the overall reviews for this game go back up to positive. If you do decide to buy this game, please, stick around and help the community grow.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,254.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
the games alright. the best part is watching new people complain about "op" characters and refusing to believe that they are just bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
321.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Awesomenauts has (2) major flaws in it's game.

Those issues are:

1. Character balancing (Chucho and Ayla, for example.)
2. Toxic community

And the worst out of it all is the new ranking system which is completely broken. I could go on for hours on why this game deserves this negative review, but I'm sure some toxic kid will comment and tell me to get good, so I'll leave the purchase up to you to find out how bad (and unfair) this game actually is.
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