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  • Summary: The game features the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy. Awesomenauts brings Russian monkeys with jetpacks, giant robots, and lots of other mighty aliens to the two-dimensional console battlefield. Combining classic platforming-action with modernThe game features the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy. Awesomenauts brings Russian monkeys with jetpacks, giant robots, and lots of other mighty aliens to the two-dimensional console battlefield. Combining classic platforming-action with modern online multiplayer functionality, the action-packed gameplay offers everything the 16-bit generation and modern gamers love. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 4, 2012
    91
    Overall I think Awesomenauts is a really solid, fun take on a genre that hasn't seen much face time on consoles. I really hope that despite the issues with the publisher Ronimo has a chance to support the game with future DLC, because it's a title that could easily be built off of for months to come. It's a game that definitely warrants the awesome part of its title, and even if you've never jumped into MOBA games before, Awesomenauts makes a pretty good place to start.
  2. May 9, 2012
    83
    The perspective might be unsual, but in the 2D-arenas you'll witness intense online battles. Balancing is okay, controls are easy to pick up and the cartoon style is easy on the eyes.
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Apr 25, 2012
    82
    Don't expect complicated controls or a deep, engrossing storyline, but 2D arenas that look like they have been puked on by someone who ate too many Smarties, a boatload of upgradeable weapons and two teams of three mercenaries trying to destroy each other's base. [May 2012, p.88]
  4. May 1, 2012
    70
    Awesomenauts loves how silly it is, but it takes its strategy seriously. This is a deeply tactical game, but it needs to be played a certain way.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 7, 2012
    70
    It's a hell of a slog to win a match and characters are fairly underpowered at the start. It is tactically deep and responsive, but make sure you have mates to play with. [May 2012, p80]
  6. 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]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. May 9, 2012
    10
    There's no doubt about it; Awesomenauts is truly awesome. As a true MOBA noob, I had different expectations of the playing style, but after aThere's no doubt about it; Awesomenauts is truly awesome. As a true MOBA noob, I had different expectations of the playing style, but after a couple of minutes in the game, I loved everything about it. Everything is just right: the setting, the beautiful 2D graphics, the amount of detail, the way characters are perfectly thought out, the music and the best part the epic theme song. Give this game a try if you're not convinced, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2012
    10
    Fun, addictive, and very enjoyable game. Endless combinations of the items available for the 6 awesomenauts. Figuring out which items goFun, addictive, and very enjoyable game. Endless combinations of the items available for the 6 awesomenauts. Figuring out which items go together and that will help you dominate on the battlefield is just part of the fun in Awesomenauts. The game is a 3 vs 3 online game that has 3 different maps for you to explore and to find secret was to elude your enemies and destroy their base. Each character is unique it its own way one can go from a healer to a very destructive giant robot. You will want to keep playing this game to unlock more items and to get all the way to the highest level of prestige to show that you are a true awesomenauts fan on the leaderboards. Later in the month of July, Ronimo games will be releasing a patch to help balance the game more and make the network connection is better. The Patch will also include 2 FREE DLC characters who are Coco Nebulon and Derple Zork. Coco uses speed and electricity to shock her opponents to death. From her lightning ball technique to her amazing lighting trail that will stun your opponents so you can do some serious damage. Derpl is a slug in a combat walker, I know it sounds weird but he's awesome, and he shoots out deadly explosive holographic cats and will trap your enemies in explosive grid traps and can transform into his even deadlier siege mode where his grip traps turn into a homing nuke and his cats turn into gatling fire. These 2 characters will make the game fresh and will make you want to play for hours on end. These are the reasons i recommend that you should buy this game right away and I guarantee this game will last quite some time. Also, help support Ronimo Games because they are giving us free dlc and the game is only worth $10, so please but Awesomenauts to support Ronimo. Expand
  3. May 2, 2012
    10
    Extremely fun to play and addictive!! the more you play the better your char will be... only downside is you might get set up with high levelExtremely fun to play and addictive!! the more you play the better your char will be... only downside is you might get set up with high level ppl and that spells for GG... extremely recommended and that comes from a season vet LoL player Expand
  4. May 7, 2012
    9
    This game is crazy addictive!
    If you like solid, balanced online shooter fun then this game is for you. Don't be fooled by the cartoon
    This game is crazy addictive!
    If you like solid, balanced online shooter fun then this game is for you. Don't be fooled by the cartoon graphics though; they hide a surprisingly tactical game. If you just rush in and expect to kill people in your first game, you're going to have a bad time. Once you've perfected your style though, this game turns into one of the most fun games on the PSN. I recommend it.
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  5. May 20, 2012
    8
    If you have any friends willing to give this a try, take them up on the offer. Even though this game is definitely not perfect (someIf you have any friends willing to give this a try, take them up on the offer. Even though this game is definitely not perfect (some abilities could use some cool-down tweaks), and it may not be as pretty or in depth as other games, but when enjoyed with friends it delivers something that few other games can offer: short bursts of pure fun. Expand
  6. May 19, 2012
    8
    You will hate this game on your first play, like it on your second, and love it on your third. Once you learn a little about each of theYou will hate this game on your first play, like it on your second, and love it on your third. Once you learn a little about each of the characters and maps, it's incredibly addictive. There really isn't much a tutorial. You'll be thrown into it and blown up by your opponents more times than you'd like, but you will level and learn strategies the more you play and you'll have a blast building them with your teammates.

    I'd pick this one up while it's popular since it's online only gameplay. There will be more character additions later so that'll keep people playing for an extended time.
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  7. Oct 15, 2012
    0
    I really don't understand this game. Not only does it have the worst visual art style but gameplay is absolutely attrocious. A platformerI really don't understand this game. Not only does it have the worst visual art style but gameplay is absolutely attrocious. A platformer where you shoot stuff but with more flash and other pointless stuff. If you think this game is any good you really need help. Either play a real game or if you just want an arcade platformer then even Mario 64 will do a better job. Awesomenauts is anything but awesome. Expand

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