Awesomenauts PC

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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 283 Ratings

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  1. Dec 13, 2012
    5
    A good game idea, kind of based on Soldat with some DotA ideas. The game can be very fun and could deserve a 7 or even 8 on first look. The problem with this game is it is meant to be multiplayer, but the multiplayer sucks.

    You will enter lots of online games where you will play only with bots, or what's even worse, you will find yourself too often playing with bot team mates against a
    A good game idea, kind of based on Soldat with some DotA ideas. The game can be very fun and could deserve a 7 or even 8 on first look. The problem with this game is it is meant to be multiplayer, but the multiplayer sucks.

    You will enter lots of online games where you will play only with bots, or what's even worse, you will find yourself too often playing with bot team mates against a completely human team. Also if you are dropped from a game (which, because of its P2P nature, happens quite often) you can't enter back, being punished.

    Arranged teams are matched against random teams, making games also very imbalanced.

    P2P connection consumes lots of bandwith, and as soon as your ping rises above 300ms you are automatically kicked out of the game. I've seen lots of games ruined because of this.

    So, in conclusion, game is good, but since it is meant to be played multiplayer, and multiplayer system sucks, I would not recommend anyone buying it.
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  2. Dec 26, 2013
    5
    Decent game with terrible matchmaking, terrible randomness, and not much else. It's worth a couple bucks, but that's about it. It's like DOTA or smash bros for complete idiots.
  3. May 17, 2014
    7
    Awesomenauts in not a bad game, not even a bad MOBA. In fact, it is actually pretty good at being both. The platforming and 2d style makes it a unique experience in the market, with very beautiful graphics and easy controls. Every awesomenaut is unique and there are no counter-picks, only better-made teams. However, there are a number of problems in the game considering the match makingAwesomenauts in not a bad game, not even a bad MOBA. In fact, it is actually pretty good at being both. The platforming and 2d style makes it a unique experience in the market, with very beautiful graphics and easy controls. Every awesomenaut is unique and there are no counter-picks, only better-made teams. However, there are a number of problems in the game considering the match making system and the leaderboards. Leaderboards are supposed to help by matching you with players of your skill, which is calculated from your percentage of wins(winning earns you points-losing decreases your points). The problem is that in many cases you will have feeders and/or leavers that leave fairly early once your opponents gain the lead to avoid losing points and are replaced by bots that are useless compared to real players, leading to frustration almost every time. And the worst of all is leavers are not punished as hard as the player who doesn't ragequit. In addition, the game often disconnects from the "host" something that counts as a loss to your personal score and is somewhat common. Also, the number of awesomenauts is not that big as the developer is currently busy with the starstorm DLC(which I really enjoy and recommend if you have 8 more euros to spend), which may make the game a bit dull after a while(not soon though). Reporting or honoring a player is absent in this MOBA and friending them is not made as simple as in other titles. I wouldn't recommend awesomenauts to people that care about rankings in MOBAS and are sensitive about that stuff, however if you want to play it for the lolz I definitely recommend to go for it and if you can find some friends to play together you are going to love it. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2013
    6
    MOBA games have never been much of my cup of tea, but Awesomenauts is fun, good fun Even though it's 2D it offers it's challenges and own flavour. The characters are quite likable, though in my eyes not exactly the most balanced. But it's okay, since these games are tremendously hard to balance still, great production. *Thumbs Up*
  5. Jan 4, 2014
    6
    This take on a side scrolling moba is fun to play as long as you have friends. The characters you play have their unique theme music and they are all equally unique. However where the game falls of is that unfortunately the game community is small and this is where playing Dota or League becomes an easier game to play.
  6. Oct 26, 2012
    5
    Very fun game, only issues are with the matching system and connection problems.

    Often times you'll be booted from a game due to Host lag, the system then notes your leaving the game as a quit and penalizes you for "leaving". So not only don't you get experience from the game you were just in, but your experience from the next game is lessened, because you "quit" a match. Also,
    Very fun game, only issues are with the matching system and connection problems.

    Often times you'll be booted from a game due to Host lag, the system then notes your leaving the game as a quit and penalizes you for "leaving". So not only don't you get experience from the game you were just in, but your experience from the next game is lessened, because you "quit" a match.

    Also, there are times when a team will just steamroll you, no matter what you do you cannot even kill a single opponent, so after the match you'll return to the menu, trying to get paired with more even opponents, only to join a new game against the previous team. Go ahead and leave it, you'd rather face the leave penalty than waste time in a losing match. Oh no! The system returns you to this match again.

    So your next step is to join up with some friends from Steam, you play a couple of successful rounds and are feeling great about Awesomenauts again. Even losing a close match is just as fun as winning one. But three or four games in, suddenly one of your Steam friends spawns on the opposing side, with no warning or reason.

    The game gets an A+ for fun when it works but when you go three matches in a row and drop connection from each one right at the end, you're ready to uninstall and move on.
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  7. Nov 26, 2012
    6
    For the price you pay, it's a good game, although I did get bored pretty quickly. The concept of the game is on the right track, but it could use some more work
  8. Dec 26, 2012
    7
    Good game to play on your free time when you want to relax and blow small cartoon figures up. Art design is interesting and each individual avatar to play has very unique and playful looking attacks. A few problems that keep it from getting a 9 or 10 would be lack of level matching, but this is quickly resolved by the overall simplicity of the game. Tutorial in my opinion is a bitGood game to play on your free time when you want to relax and blow small cartoon figures up. Art design is interesting and each individual avatar to play has very unique and playful looking attacks. A few problems that keep it from getting a 9 or 10 would be lack of level matching, but this is quickly resolved by the overall simplicity of the game. Tutorial in my opinion is a bit unnecessary and melee attacks being affected by direction of mouse and not of avatar seem a bit redundant to me but you are able to set up controls so the mouse isn't involved in it. Game play a bit repetitive, but fun to watch and a great breather from all the intense cinematic masterpieces of today. Good game overall though, and would recommend to anyone who just wants to play a fun game without the importance of stressing over levels and enjoy a good blast from the past. Personally waited for a sale to buy this game, but still might be worth it full price. Expand
  9. Jun 24, 2014
    7
    Fun game to enjoy for a few hours but really need to improve much more if compare with strong titles such as League of Legend or Dota 2.

    In my opinion this game will be a great deal if it's on sales
  10. Nov 16, 2012
    6
    Awesomenauts looks great and the controls feel good but after unlocking a few new characters I quickly became bored with the game. Some heroes are obviously more effective than others and if you want to win you quickly realize what hero your team needs and how it should be played. Players can hop in and out of the 3v3 matches as they please which reduces the competitiveness and theAwesomenauts looks great and the controls feel good but after unlocking a few new characters I quickly became bored with the game. Some heroes are obviously more effective than others and if you want to win you quickly realize what hero your team needs and how it should be played. Players can hop in and out of the 3v3 matches as they please which reduces the competitiveness and the motivation for teammates to talk. You can pretty much experience everything this game has to offer in 1 hr of play which makes it a hard buy at any price. Expand
  11. Jan 8, 2013
    6
    Pretty fun 2D MOBA. I only have a couple qualms. The gameplay feels slow. Once into the game, I got used to it, but compared to 2D platformers or a 2D multiplayer shooter like Soldat, the base rate of fire and walk speed of the heroes in this game feels sluggish. Different genres, sure, but if you play a lot of platformers you might be less than impressed with the game physics here. TherePretty fun 2D MOBA. I only have a couple qualms. The gameplay feels slow. Once into the game, I got used to it, but compared to 2D platformers or a 2D multiplayer shooter like Soldat, the base rate of fire and walk speed of the heroes in this game feels sluggish. Different genres, sure, but if you play a lot of platformers you might be less than impressed with the game physics here. There are a fair number of different maps, and the different layouts offer your team the opportunity to use different strategies, but all the maps kind of have the same feel to them. The different "worlds" don't feel very different from each other. However, I do enjoy the character choices. When you start, you'll only have three unlocked, but it's not hard to unlock more, and the different heroes do play differently from each other. Expand
  12. Jun 24, 2015
    7
    Fantastic and fun game to play, and with the awesome music and soundtrack that comes with the game, I would recommend you trying the demo, ALSO it's fun to play with your friends and expect to die allot on your first try. But the DLC in this game is awful. ONE DLC for an announcer!?! ONE WHOLE DLC for spectator mode and all the other features in Awesomenauts Starstorm DLC, it should haveFantastic and fun game to play, and with the awesome music and soundtrack that comes with the game, I would recommend you trying the demo, ALSO it's fun to play with your friends and expect to die allot on your first try. But the DLC in this game is awful. ONE DLC for an announcer!?! ONE WHOLE DLC for spectator mode and all the other features in Awesomenauts Starstorm DLC, it should have been placed into this game in the first place!!! But on the whole, excluding DLC, it's a fun game to play. Expand
  13. May 18, 2016
    7
    De todos los MOBAs que he probado, este ha sido el único que me ha enganchado y me ha permitido disfrutar de el como un enano. No se si sera su jugabilidad en 2D o el hecho de que sea más sencillo que quizá algo del estilo de Dota 2, pero sin duda es un juego del que, si dispones de dos amigos mas, vas a echarle muuuuuuchas horas. Totalmente recomendable, y a un precio muy asequible.
  14. Jul 18, 2016
    7
    Awesomeanuts is a multiplayer game online battlefield gameplay significantly based interface League of Legends .
    It's not innovative , as I said earlier is much assimilated to League of Legends , the gameplay is good, but lacks actions, so it is advisable at times because in this type of game is easily die, but equally , the controls are very limited; the graphics are acceptable ,
    Awesomeanuts is a multiplayer game online battlefield gameplay significantly based interface League of Legends .
    It's not innovative , as I said earlier is much assimilated to League of Legends , the gameplay is good, but lacks actions, so it is advisable at times because in this type of game is easily die, but equally , the controls are very limited; the graphics are acceptable , scenarios are repetitive in environment , music is very environmental , becoming in certain innotable points , but from my point of view this is good, because you can not disturb in an online game .
    For a single player is repetitive and boring at some point, but for a multiplayer game is fantastic and vicious , especially if the opponents are your friends.
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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 4, 2012
    70
    Splendid multiplayer mayhem contains a strong factor of addictiveness – unusual design and perfect playability will keep you in the game for a long time. [Nov 2012]
  2. Sep 7, 2012
    80
    Awesomenauts has fantastic potential, but is not quite there. Tweaks to the balancing and AI will make this one a star.
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.