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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November 1

HAPPY THOUGHTS charity stream, help raise money for Child's Play!

Join TmT, Naaza and Slow Wolf right now for a special Child's Play charity stream! With a bunch of both regular and custom games hosted within Awesomenauts, Ronimo devs visiting and you guys hanging out and playing with us to raise money for an awesome charity, it's bound to be a blast.

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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Update 2.6 is live and introduces a whole new upgrade / loadout system, an overhauled map (AI Station 404 has been replaced by AI Station 205 in regular matchmaking), 13 new bots to face off against in practice and online matches, an all-new profile screen to keep track of all your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

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
37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
131.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is dota, but your girlfriend can still play with you.
Seriously.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
30.3 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.

Graphics

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.

Gameplay

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.

Story

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.

Audio

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.

Replayability

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.

Verdict

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
1,276.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A constant love-hate relationship characterizes the gameplay of pretty much everyone that has played awesomenauts competetively. Scanning the game's official forum tells you why. This is a beautiful game that is marred by some flaws. A 2-D side scrolling moba with an array of characters greet you when you play this game.

Pros
- Beautifully drawn characters and environment.
- New updates every 1-2 months.
- 19 awesomenauts to choose from.
- 4 maps and different game play modes.
- Replay system / Tournaments.
- Great for casual play in leagues 3-9.

Cons
- Horrible matchmaking.
- A disconnect will drop you 200 ranks.
- If you're in a premade with good team members you can pretty much stomp everyone.
- If you play solo you'll get to league 2 or the bottom of league 1 and matchmaking will eventually drop you a couple of ranks.
- Sucks for competitive play.
- Those who play on the worldwide network (like me) will be matched against those that want to play within their region. This causes a lot of friction in the community. Most Asians can deal with the lag but others cannot.

The reason I stopped playing this game was because I was tired of facing only 2 possible outcomes

1. You play in a premade and no one can stop you. Stomp Stomp Stomp.
2. You play solo and you get matched against duo or premades and your teams mates are in league 3-5.

The game is awesome and you should check it out. As long as you do not take it seriously / competitively you'll love it. Fair competitive play is only possible with manual matchmaking.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
A brand new game style, platform/moba, and excuted exceptionally well for the first of it's kind.

Aesthetic: 8/10 Stylised well
Gameplay: 8/10 Simple, straightforward
Fun: 7/10 Especially enjoyable multiplayer
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Okay, I will admit at first I HATED this game... But I will also admit I was bad at it. Really bad. The game has a bit of a learning curve. But now, I like it. I wouldn't quite say I love it, but I'd say it's worth the $10.. even though I got it for 99 cents. :D

It's basically a base/tower defense game with 2D cartoon aliens.
I think there's like 20 different characters now, and that's exactly what they all are, different. Each and every character is unique. There are no 2 characters where you think "Hmm, this one is kinda like that one" They all look different, and they all have their own special abilities. Pick up solar(games currency) or gain it by killing, and you get to upgrade those abilities.
It definately helps to either read up on all the characters abilities, or have an experienced friend to play with you. What you don't know, kills you... Over and over and over.
Overall, it's really a good game. I only have one problem with it. Leon. Leon makes me sad. No matter what character I am, no matter how upgraded I am, he finds me, pops out of nowhere, and out-DPMs me no matter what I do. Of all the deaths I have in the game, I'd say 90% are Leon related.

Get the game, it's worth it. Not sure? Wait until it goes on sale. But before you make your judgement on whether or not you like it, play every character. That's the secret, you have to find the character that you like and do okay with, then continue to learn and progress from there. Don't just try 1 character and say you hate it, because that's what I did. Learn from my mistakes.

P.S. Leon OP, please nerf. 9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
229.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
In my last match I beat up a worm armed with a wizard staff, a rapper frog and a pantsless space marine with my team, which had a smart-lacking alien piloting a cat-firing secretary robot (me), a cute (yet demonic) little girl and a chimp armored with a laser-firing and mine-deploying jetpack.

Yeah, this game is crazy.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This is game is a great game a really fun moba with lots of cool and fun characters i completly recomend it and love everything about it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
A fun, refreshing take on a MOBA game. It looks very nice and is very easy to get into due to its simple mechanics and varied but relatively small cast of characters (small compared to other MOBAs), but still has depth and strategy to it, especially in the higher leagues.

4.5/5 super fun

Also, the majority of the community is very friendly.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
558.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Not bad.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
122.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game has all the things you expect of a MOBA: toxic community, skins to pay for, lag, and horrible teammates when you go solo
Except it's in 2D!
I like this game, and I hate MOBAs
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
498.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
casual brawler with increasingly skewed matchmaking. not worth palying competetively since teams ALWAYS contain players with extremely different skill levels. game depends more on luck during matchmaking than on skill. fun to play, but frustratingly unfair. no recommendation at this point possible.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
MOBA on 2 dimensions, oldschool like playing Contra in Nitendo but in MOBA mode :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
AWESOME!! Need more nauts!! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
350.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Ever wanted to splice a bug and a dog?
Tie a jetpack to a chimp and strap some mines to it?
Listen to a british squid make fabulous puns about his trusty anchor?
THEN THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU!
Oh also the gameplay is great, nothing else quite like it.
The visuals are impressive with regular updates, but if i had to really nitpick, i'd say the original pre-game menu was better than the current one, purely because it was good fun to find what combinations would be effective while waiting for the game to load instead of skimming what everything does because you want to actually play the game.
Matchmaking could use a bit of work, but i'm sure a lot of people are already aware of that.
Other than that, a really solid game with very minor issues that can be easily sorted out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
93.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
A must play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
386.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Games OK.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
352.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
My second favourite multiplayer game after Super Monday Night Combat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Better than LoL
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
awesome platformer game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
164.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
fun? ?? ? ??
you buy yes ok
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