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.
User reviews: Very Positive (14,331 reviews) - 90% of the 14,331 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 2

Coming in 2.13: an XP system!

For the upcoming update we’ve been working on a massive new gameplay feature for Awesomenauts: an XP (experience points) system! Since the launch of the game we’ve always had a single system for improving characters during a match: buying upgrades. And while it’s a very fun system that has a lot of flexibility, we feel we can take the game even further by adding an XP system.

While the game will play almost exactly the same way you know and love, the flow of battle will change in various subtle but significant ways. Stalling and overly defensive play will be less effective, comebacks are more likely but will require a more proactive playstyle and item builds will get more variety. If you want to know how this will be achieved in more detail, check out this forum post.

The system itself is very simple: if an enemy turret, Awesomenaut or droid/critter goes down, your team gets XP! Once a certain threshold is reached, your team will level up! When you level up, your health and damage will increase by a set percentage.

We’ve already playtested the system internally, and invited local community members to take a hard look at it. The response so far has been very positive, and we’re very excited about the potential this system has for the game!

Still, to make sure this system reaches that potential we will need help finding bugs and balance issues. That’s why we decided to make the upcoming beta for 2.13 open for everyone! So once the beta goes live next week, give it a thorough playthrough and please tell us what you think!

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September 18

Awesomenauts - Design-A-Naut Contest Live!

Ever had a great idea for a new character design? Now's your chance! Submit your idea in the Design-A-Naut contest and we'll actually put your design into the game if you win!

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Awesomenauts 2.12: The Cutting Edge is now live! Ksenia has joined the Awesomenauts, and is now available for free to all players! In addition to the new character, Awesomenauts 2.12 also makes a pre-alpha version of the new Starstorm map available for use in Private / Custom Games and Practice Sessions. Let us know what you think on our forums, and influence the design of this map!

There is also a large number of tweaks and changes to existing characters, and a glorious new skin for Rocco! Ksenia herself joins the Awesomenauts with two available costumes in her wardrobe: Cosmic Captain Ksenia and Dragon Huntress Ksenia!

Check out the full patch notes over at

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
94 of 128 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Awesomenauts is based on the premise of casual competition. It is designed to be fun. An interesting result of that is the lack of a real consequence when somebody quits your team. He is replaced by a bot that is often more competent than himself and continues to play in his stead. Another player can join mid-game to replace the bot at any time.

Awesomenauts also has a great community (official forum, not Steam). It has a thriving fanart community, a modding one, a tactics one, etc.

This game really opens itself up to modders. It allows creators to modify in-game bots and make their own using an AI editor. Modders can also create gamemodes using this tool. If Ronimo likes a bot, it can find its way into the official game.

Overall, I highly recommend Awesomenauts. It has a thriving community that you should not miss out on. The gameplay is very fun, if less competitive than its other MOBA counterparts. All that is lacking is you.
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,295.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
If DOTA and LOL isn't your cup of tea, please - try this one. It's unique 2D MOBA centered around aim, map awareness, teamplay and old-school platforming. The plethora of characters with unique skills (each naut has 2 main skills assigned to 2 buttons + AA, jump and team commands - it's that simple, yet hard to master) that really affects how the game is played and gameplay itself makes this game addictive and ton of fun. You can try different builds, every skill can be upgraded in a different way, same for AA and utility row (movement, more hp, regen etc.). Game is easy to learn, but can be frustating if you're not paying attention, however there's replay recording built in and you can see what your opponent bought and how he outplayed you.
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,121.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
  • Innovative
  • Extreme fun
  • Charm
  • Casual & Competitive
  • Beautiful controls
  • Incredible soundtrack
Go waste 1000 hours of your life like I did.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1,386.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I used to love playing Awesomenauts, but that was only when it was at it's beginning stages and had some good gameplay and balance (It wasn't perfect but it worked). It's now 3 years after I purchased the game and I would never go near it again. The community isn't the best fall of salty users that get butt hurt over one lose on their account and refuses to ever take the blame that they actually were the fault to the lost. There is most likely 1-2% people that play the game that are actually nice and i'm very good friends with to this day. The balance has gone and looks as if it's never coming back, Romino seem to care more about making the game look good in screenshots then when actually playing it. The devs are lazy unless something is really broken and stops people from playing and they start to care because they lose money.

- Ronimo asked the community for a kickstarter goal of $300,000 to created a simple DLC... which ended up reaching over $500,000!
- The DLC content literally could have been done for free and then the DLC sold because they did nothing other than create some new characters.. which they do for free randomly all time!
- The DLC "nauts" are usally broken and op when first released, seems to happening everytime a new DLC "naut" comes out but never when a standard free "naut" is released. *cough p2w? *cough*

Long story short, save your money for a game where it's devs care about the community and the gameplay of their game and not just about making money.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Genre - Cartoon 2D MOBA

I purchased this game first a while ago on the Xbox 360 but didn't get around to playing it much. However, when I saw it on a Steam sale I thought I would give it another go.

Having grown up in the 80s I find similarities with the music, characters and art style that remind me of the cartoons back in the day. Basically this game is a parody of 80s cartoons and brings with it much nostalgia as a result.

The game is a 2D 3v3 MOBA and I think it is probably the best one I have seen, not that many exist to be honest. The characters and abilities are varied and there are several ways to interact with the maps to turn the tide of the battle. I have mainly played Bots at a difficulty I find a challenge and have enjoyed the many games I have played, even when I lost.

You unlock characters and maps as you progress at quite a rapid rate. Then you get to access extra abilities. This encourages you to play more games at once. Against Bots they last 10-20 minutes, which is great if you just want a quick game.

It is a fun little game that will be enjoyed by all ages and you can easily increase the skill level if you want more of a challenge.

There are costumes to buy and an expansion pack with new characters. The latter is tempting me, but I will see if I can wait for the next sale...
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