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 (14,100 reviews)
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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September 2

Awesomenauts 2.12: The Cutting Edge - Available now!

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 https://www.awesomenauts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40502

Electronic Supersonic Cybertronic Rocco: http://store.steampowered.com/app/387980/

Dragon Huntress Ksenia: http://store.steampowered.com/app/387981/

Cosmic Captain Ksenia: http://store.steampowered.com/app/387982/

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August 31

Starstorm map open pre-alpha available for everyone with 2.12!

This Wednesday, when patch 2.12 goes live EVERYONE will be able to play a pre-alpha version of the upcoming Starstorm map! Only players that own the Starstorm expansion will be able to host, though.

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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 https://www.awesomenauts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40502

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 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
61 of 84 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,193.0 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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57 of 103 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
300.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The graphics are cute, if you don't mind "cartoonish". The characters are each unique in personality.
Hackers/cheaters are relatively rare.
The music by Sonic Picnic is exquisite. If you are going to buy anything from this, you should buy the soundtrack.
Unfortunately, this is where the fun ends.

Matchmaking is terrible, peer2peer technology which means that lag is abound. For some reason the matchmaker is still stuck in 1998 whereas it only offers you to search games by ever-reducing selection (worldwide, continent, local) instead of pairing you with others on the basis of latency/packetloss compatibilities and tolerance.

Moreover, the pairing of opponents based upon rank is seemingly non-existent whereas you may face a team of extreme aces with a couple of complete novices for teammates and vice versa, or mixed and so on.

Additionally, the game allows late joins. You may be one such lucky 'winner' as to be selected to join a game in progress, for the past twenty minutes, whereas all the players on the team you got tossed onto have quit the game and the opponents been pummeling on bots and becoming superiorly strong for the entire time.
You may even rake in the jackpot and join a game that a player has quite precisely five seconds before the base is destroyed and the game is over with a defeat for you (which you WILL take a dive in ranking for).

Think of many such fun small joyful defects the game is rife with.
Oh, and it is worth of mentioning to note that the community is chokeful with acidic terribly-behaved children (at least mentally). Which, of course, the developers pander to happily.

To top it all off, there is no semblence of balance. The disparity becoming fast evident and very wide in scale.
With some characters being exquisitely over the top whereas others are scrapping at the bottom. Some of them featuring extremely "cheesy" or "lame" easy methods of combining certain abilities/power-ups to either kill any opponent within mere seconds regardless of their strength/health/abilities or to escape out of any situation essentially becoming unkillable.

Some of the strongest characters are also locked behind a DLC pay-wall, effectively turning the game somewhat onto "pay2win" situation.

Watching plays as a spectator on youtube is also not very enjoyable, barring the game from any possible future as an e-sports entirely.
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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Until they fix the lag issues, I'm going to have to recommend that you don't get this game. There are no dedicated servers, so of course there's going to be lag. But at the same time the matchmaking will take people seemingly at random from other countries and pit them against one another. I really had a match where I, from the US, was teamed up with someone from Holland, and someone from Australia was on the enemy team. So there's lag, yes. So how does this affect gameplay?

Currently I only see matches with 200+ Ping. There are some characters with skills that are impossible to dodge if they lag (Coco Nebulon and Lonestar to name two). So these characters have a completely unfair advantage over others when lag inevetably comes into play. Part of the appeal of this game is the almost fighting-game-like brawls, and when you're playing splitscreen with your friends or you're in a private match with people on the same continent these brawls can be a blast. But let's say you remove your ability to dodge anything. Then the game devolves into a bunch of hit-and-run pot-shotting with a couple of current meta-pick characters. Even when I win now, I feel like I had a terrible time. Please, Ronimo, you had a great game, and it's gone to crap. Fix the lag issue. Whether it be better region-based match-making or dedicated servers, fix it. This could be such a great game if you had a better infrastructure. So, sadly, despite many hours invested in this game, I'm going to have to give it a thumbs-down.

If you DO plan on just playing with your friends or just split-screening against some bots, then this is an excellent game. It's a MOBA with style, not too much meta to memorize, and characters as varied and unique as you could want. But be warned: this is not a MOBA to be taken seriously until they fix the current issues.
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28 of 49 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
686.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
This is a hard game to love, but I do. I've sunk far too much time into it to say I don't love it. It can be extremely fun but also very infuriating.

It's meant to be a casual side-scrolling Moba / Dota-clone and it does that very well, but when I say casual, I mean super casual. Not caring about winning and game-breaking issues casual.

I can handle losing just fine and I couldn't care less about ranking. Being out-played and out-maneuvered comes with any online game. You play until you get better. What I can't handle is losing because you can go 1v3 or the drop-in / drop-out system forcing you to be always down a player because someone forgot they left the oven on and the next person just got a call, so your 3rd is constantly on their way to fight. Or the terrible matchmaking making you join a game where everyone has 300+ ping (yes you can set the game to find only local players but the player base is so small I've had that take 15+ minutes. And then the game is force-started because someone is too impatient).

There's issues involving lag even in local region games that have been around since game launch and continue to persist and will forever persist, because the game uses a p2p hosting model instead of a dedicated server. That cost cutting measure is simply awful and I've been dropped out of MANY games where the host decides to leave and we can't all get connected to the new host, sometimes resulting in the entire match being scrapped.

I've played the game since almost launch, contributed far too much money to the expansion kickstarter and bought some DLC I didn't care about just to support the devs. But I've also uninstalled 6-8 times and quit for months at a time because all the issues got to be too much.

I usually come back after a big patch rollout hoping some more issues are solved, but more often than not it's simply some unless flair added to the GUI and some balance changes which I can rarely understand the reasoning behind.

I've ragged on it a lot and I'm not giving it a thumbs up (in its current state), but I do recommend picking it up, maybe on sale and giving it a shot. Maybe it will have most of my issues with it fixed and if not, at least you can get some good hours out of it.
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