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 (14,084 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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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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August 31

Taking your questions for the Streamisho!

Awesomenauts 2.12: The Cutting Edge is launching this Wednesday during the Ronimo Streamisho. Tune in to at 19:00 CEST / 1PM EDT / 10AM PDT to be a part of it!

During the show we'll be talking about the update and will be taking questions. If you have any questions you'd like us to address during the show, make sure to post them on our forums:

See you then! ːlonestarː


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Just Updated

Awesomenauts 2.11: White Hawk Down is now live! This update adds a new ranged character to the roster: Rocco! And best of all: Rocco is free for all players! Of course, 2.11 also has a large number of balance tweaks, fixes, and improvements. Voltar has received a large number of small tweaks following his overhaul in 2.10, and Lonestar received some much-needed love as well. There is also a very cool additional skin available for Rocco (Shinobi Rocco), and the long-awaited second skin for Skree: Sun Wukong Skree!

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
57 of 79 people (72%) 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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,180.4 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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27 of 44 people (61%) 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
269.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Awesomenauts is a game where every session starts out fun and promising, and then slowly drags you down into frustration and self-loathing. While the concept of a side-scrolling MOBA is fantastic, it carries with it the problems inherent in the genre and adds additional twitch and luck to the mix.

- Fast paced.
- Can play locally with friends.
- The characters are fun to control and have interesting abilities.

- You must pick your character blind of who your enemy team's characters are, and most characters have very hard counters that can render them near useless.
- It's an impossible task for the developers to balance this game (though this is a frequent problem in our assymetrical video game culture). Each team is composed of three characters, with no duplicate characters. With the current roster size of 21, you can do some combinatorial math to determine that there are 1,330 possible team combinations. It's impossible to balance for this kind of variety, so every patch that fixes one problem introduces others, and you're left with a game where you're mostly stomping the enemy team, or being stomped. They are also intent on producing new characters on a frequent basis. This is novel and all, to try out new characters, but by simple increasing the roster size to 22, we now have 1,540 possible team combinations.
- The matchmaking isn't great, compounding the previous problem of very unbalanced match-ups and plenty of lag. In a top-down MOBA with a slower pace, the lag isn't as much of a problem, but with a fast paced game like this it causes you to take damage in situations where you shouldn't, and favors certain characters who can take advantage of the lag.
- Because the game is often so frustrating by nature, you get a lot of salty players who will blame their team the minute something goes badly for them. You can mute them, but it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

There's an unmistakable charm and potential in this game, but ultimately it leaves me feeling grumpy and like I've wasted a lot of time.
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54 of 95 people (57%) 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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