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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44

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  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 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"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 Expand
  2. May 11, 2012
    7
    Awesomenauts is basically Smash Bros without the brand labeling and a stage objective added. That's not really a bad thing, but it's an apt way to describe the general feel of the game. The gameplay is fairly smooth, the music is great and the characters and sets are colorful and lively.

    The big failing that I've had in the game so far is the disconnect between new players and higher
    Awesomenauts is basically Smash Bros without the brand labeling and a stage objective added. That's not really a bad thing, but it's an apt way to describe the general feel of the game. The gameplay is fairly smooth, the music is great and the characters and sets are colorful and lively.

    The big failing that I've had in the game so far is the disconnect between new players and higher level players. Coming into Awesomenauts was very frustrating, mainly being owned by characters and powers you don't have access to, which single-handedly makes it difficult to move up the ladder at all. My first few games were spent getting one-shot, humiliated and generally not having a great time.

    I did start to get the hang of the game after a few rounds, and particularly after I unlocked the loadout, but every game I played was a one-sided fist fight. A few balancing issues and this game could really be a lot of fun.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Jun 15, 2012
    85
    Awesomenauts manages to live up to its name by providing a fun and awesome experience to those who enjoy team-based play. The presentation, from the graphics to the sound, may be lighthearted, but the action is intense as the constant back-and-forth between teams keeps players on their toes.
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    Awesomenauts isn't really a bad game. It's well built, holds promise for additional content and serves as a good primer to the MOBA genre. Unfortunately, the lack of players kills the product.
  3. May 31, 2012
    70
    It certainly gives a great deal in the first few hours. Though it's repetitive, the mechanics are solid and the concept itself works fantastically.