Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. May 4, 2012
    95
    One of the first great party games of the year, and it may well end up becoming the best. Get some friends together, try out the 30-minute online demo if you're unconvinced, and you'll have a blast whether the term MOBA frightens you or not.
  2. 90
    The brilliant thing is how carefully stage-managed this madness is... A bizarre but brilliant online brawler. [May 2012, p.98]
  3. May 1, 2012
    90
    Awesomenauts does more than simply adapt a successful formula, it does so with humor and panache. It has taken a genre typically dripping with grim fantasy and turned it playfully on its ear. Even without the delightful presentation, the simple fact that developer Ronimo Games has effectively fused a MOBA with the trappings of a 2D action title is laudable on its own. Give it your money, and it will give you its love. You can probably hang on to your cheese though.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 6, 2012
    7
    "Awesomenauts" is a XBLA that cost 800MS points, and doesn't have anything creative at all: it's a simple concept multiplayer online battle"Awesomenauts" is a XBLA that cost 800MS points, and doesn't have anything creative at all: it's a simple concept multiplayer online battle arena game, with colorful graphics, with a competitive 2D platform type of tower defense game, with special characters in a form of heroes (each one with different attributes) that you, or your friends command. It's a space themed game that have a presentation to like like characters of a cartoon on a TV show, with anthropomorphic features, and with the objective of destroy the enemies laser defense guns in order to advance in the stage, while attacking the enemies robots (the common enemies) and special characters, to actually reach the enemy main base and destroy it, winning the game. By destroying the enemies you receive credits that are spend in a base at the start of the stage, with upgrades to your character. It's a simple concept game, that have a dynamic gameplay, and as with all multiplayer games, have the fun in this item - the negative features are the few stages, and that have only one mode. I'm not much impressed with it, but If you're looking for a fast paced, arena multiplayer game, maybe this is your game Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    "Awesomenauts"? Sounds like a cheesy game title. But the game? Not cheesy at all! This MOBA from Ronimo Games is truly a hidden gem. The"Awesomenauts"? Sounds like a cheesy game title. But the game? Not cheesy at all! This MOBA from Ronimo Games is truly a hidden gem. The graphics are colorful and burst out at you, which is kinda awesome! The characters are balanced, and feel like the attacks have a lot of oomph to them! By characters being balanced, I mean COMPLETELY balanced! The gameplay is fun and addictive, you will be playing it so much it will feel like a bad habit! Ronimo has only made 2 games I believe, this being my favorite and others too! Get it. It feels like a full budget game your playing, but, your not! Full Review »
  3. May 9, 2012
    9
    Love this little 2D DOTA gem that came out of nowhere. If you loved Monday Night Combat, this is just as fun. The game is great overall, but ILove this little 2D DOTA gem that came out of nowhere. If you loved Monday Night Combat, this is just as fun. The game is great overall, but I hope there will be continuing updates that deal with some balancing issues, as well as adding new characters and levels. This is the most fun I've had playing competitive multiplayer in a while. Full Review »