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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Very Positive (16,922 reviews) - 88% of the 16,922 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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June 24

The Announcer Pack has arrived!


Want to spice up your voice-overs? Tired of hearing the same guy announce your victories? Then the Announcer Pack is for you!

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June 23

Awesomenauts on Sale!


The Summer Sale has arrived! Awesomenauts is on sale!

For the next week and a half, you can pick up a ton of skins and announcers at 50% off, grab the Starstorm expansion at 40% less than usual, upgrade to Overdrive at 20% off, and gift the game to friends with a whopping 80% discount!

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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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Mostly Positive (250 reviews)
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PrimeBot
( 104.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
very good game with really well made characters and mechanics. I will rate positive when the matchmaking is fixed because as of right now, the ranks seem to mean nothing. If you are low rank, you are still put in games with extremely high skill players. If you like mobas, and have friends to play with, then it is definitely worth the buy. Lets just hope ronimo listens to its fanbase.
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UnseenMurda
( 57.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Really fun game my oldest daughter is damn there better than me now. VEry competitive almost like a kid version of dota lol
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El_Bundyy
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
10/10 Triple A production such fun such wow
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Esoc
( 1,235.7 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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Hammerhead Snark
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I liked this a long time ago, as much as my playtime would say otherwise, but it's just not as good anymore, i'll be going right into the pros and cons.
Pros:
Fun gameplay +3
A big selection of characters all with different abilities +1.5
Cool artstyle and music +2
Overall Positive Points: 6.5
Cons:
Terrible matchmaking, in all games bots get destroyed -2
Ronimo fails to listen to fanbase -3
Fanbase not very good for a paid game. Lots of ragequits and people blaming others for failure -2
Community is very small -1.5
Overall Negative Points: 8.5
6.5 - 8.5 = -2
The game was a really good MOBA years ago, when it was in it's prime, but now it's not very good anymore. Very small community, and terrible matchmaking, putting you up against 3 people when your allies are 2 bots, which can't help very much at all.
I wish I could say I recommend this game but i can't, it went from excellent to below average. The best part about it is the art and music.
I just wish I could get a refund for this, but I think I picked it up in 2014.
5.7/10
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Ganjalf The Green #GLOBALSMOKER
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I've been watching this game for a long time and this year I decided to buy it on summer sale when I saw it cost. I was a little bit distracted by recent reviews though I wanted to try the game by myself. Fortunetely most of the problems mentioned above dont exist: I had no problems with MM or lags, game is perfectly enjoyable, especially for this cost so If you hesitate - just dont be afraid and try it.

Pros:
-rather small number of characters, though every one of them has a unique playstyle and differs from others MUCH
- smooth and enjoyable gameplay, well designed mapS(!)
-2d perspective (you have to aim) and nauts design results in a lot more balanced gameplay than in big MOBA titles
-art style, graphics and sound almost(?) perfect
-very good and unique for every character itemization system which works around evolving abilities (sth similar to HOTS, but way better designed and less limitting
- had no toxic, bad experience matches for 6 h of gameplay

cons:
-imo too small amount of characters, would like to see double the number
-console network system (which works fine but I understand ppl complaining)
-buying starstorm dlc feels kinda like a must (but I admit its still possible to enjoy the game w/o it)
-f2p model with skins makes mobas better (though has problems like toxic players...)
-xp progression system is bad, but you level up fast and its not that huge pain in the ♥♥♥
- rather small but stable and ok community
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TR-8R
( 77.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best moba out
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SuperAnother
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
+good game

+good idea

+cartoon style

-high ping in china

-add more languages

My friend English level is not high,so please add more languages,This is what I would not recommend to others reasons.
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Endymion
( 48.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Wasn't sure if i would reccomend this at first, but why not? Its decent enough, though the DLC is a bit much, in my opinion. Get it on sale, if you think a playforming MOBA sounds interesting.
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Cotton
( 95.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I loved Awesomenauts for so long. I have played it for about 2 years now, after someone gifted it to me. The game has become worse through the years now and I have given up trying to enjoy it. The matchmaking hasn't been updated for YEARS and is extremely unfair at times. The balancing is focused on making new and DLC characters as op as possible. As someone who bought the starstorm expansion, and was told I would get all the new expansion characters and DLC; I was extremely disappointed when they came out with a new fully priced expansion. If you're interested in buying Awesomenauts wait until it's on sale, as it is definitely not worth 10$.
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98 of 116 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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70 of 112 people (63%) 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
The game itself is fairly good quality, but its balance is dubious at best and it has one of the most vitriolic online communities I\'ve seen. The game is EXTREMELY beginner unfriendly since you only get new skills and characters by leveling up and during those early levels you have other players calling you all sorts of lovely names and telling you to leave.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,243.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Over 1k hours logged so listen up, only vets play. Community is tiny and cannot support a moba. Any newbies that join are matched with people in the top 10 of the world.
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8 of 12 people (67%) 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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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,011.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Make the game F2P. The game will explode with all the people joining.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Nice game completely flawed by matchmaking and low player count. Do not buy.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
It's a fun game it just needs more people. Many characters with differing playstyles to learn, charming style, some great sound work/voice lines. I'm bad at the game and keep getting matched with people who crush me so I always play this game addictively and then not again for awhile because I get frustrated again. I also wish I could choose which character bots I could face in practice mode (unless I'm mistaken and this can be done), otherwise I enjoy just autopilotin against bots. I still think the game is worth playing despite this it's worth the price but can be frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
173.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Despite what some people say about the new XP system, it really doesn't make much difference to casual games. I don't know what it is like for serious competative players, but for me all it does is add some sound effects and the two letters xp when you kill something. Overall this game is extremely enjoyable. I would recommend also getting the starstorm and overdrive DLC as they give you access to more 'nauts.
Yes, matchmaking is an issue, but even big games have issues. It is definitely worth the cheap summer sale price, and still worth it at full price. Fun and enjoyable game.
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