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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 66
  2. Negative: 10 out of 66

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  1. May 9, 2012
    5
    Nice game with some major flaws: Unbalanced characters, three almost identical maps, multiplayer only (no one will play this game in a few month), players that don't know how to play this kind of game (don't play with randoms), almost no replay value.
  2. Feb 4, 2013
    5
    My biggest complaint pertaining to this game is the lack of fluent oriented combat while playing. do you Use real skill and strategy rather then relying on luck? I don't think so. It feels more like I'm having a moon battle during a moon quake with more gravitational pull while trying to aim and skill shoot things. makes it impossible to rely on skill shots and strategy at times when yourMy biggest complaint pertaining to this game is the lack of fluent oriented combat while playing. do you Use real skill and strategy rather then relying on luck? I don't think so. It feels more like I'm having a moon battle during a moon quake with more gravitational pull while trying to aim and skill shoot things. makes it impossible to rely on skill shots and strategy at times when your opponent is hopping and spring jumping all over the place. A Awesomenaut can jump great heights and to often My opinion. It's an exploit players abuse that ruins the moba gaming experience. Why rely on skill shots and real player skill when i can button smash, spam jump and shoot at random spots.
    Moba games are intended for utilizing the players ability to plan and articulate their opponents next move. That's not possible if your opponent can jump 10 feet and spring all over the place constantly. to sum it all. After playing Awesomenauts, all i seem to feel and accomplish are: button smashing, confusion, disorientation, and 80% luck factor. It's a Shame though, because this game seem to be headed in the right direction with its innovative approach. Furthermore, I think the game failed to meet the demands of all age groups. Awesomenauts seem to be more in favor of the younger crowd with it's cartoon 2d like graphics and 100% arcade feel. With that being said, I'll leave you developers to your work but if this game is intended for all ages. You developers got some work to do.
    What would be nice, is a stamina bar or a cool down addition for jumping. To balance out things, why not throw in a few more bots per spawn as well to encourage more lane pushing rather then just pvp fights. In between jumps should be a 3 sec cool down or a depletion of stamina. Not a lot of time spent in the lane because everyone got their moon boots on exploiting the jump ability. why not just remove the lanes and make it a Colosseum type pvp arena. What's the point of having lanes with bots?, if most of the fight is aerial or during free fall while in combat. Thank you all for taking the time to read this and sorry if i step on you all toes to hard, lol.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Jul 19, 2012
    80
    Even losing a game of Awesomenauts is still fantastic fun. [Aug 2012, p.80]
  2. CD-Action
    Jun 6, 2012
    70
    A colourful, humorous cross between 2D platformers and MOBA games. In single player mode it can get boring pretty fast but is addictive in multiplayer. [July 2012, p.72]
  3. May 14, 2012
    70
    The simplistic combat paired with strategic gameplay offers a fantastic experience for those gamers who are either new to strategy games or just wish to play a quick game with a few of their friends. Even though frustrating at times, Awesomenauts is a great addition to the PSN's strategic game line-up - as long as you keep the moronic NPCs off your team.