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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  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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  3. Aug 9, 2012
    0
    This review contains spoilers. MAN this game is so awesome. Awesomenauts essentially takes place in a cartoony universe where two robot armies are stuck in a stalemate and the only group that can break it are the greatest mercenaries in the universe: The Awesomenauts. The game is a multiplayer 3v3 DOTA-style game where you break the enemy turrets until you can reach their main fortifications and then destroy it to win the game. It is drop-in drop-out and works very well as you can find a game very quickly and should anyone leave they are replaced by a surprisingly intelligent bot until a new player is found. If you enter a game in progress you get a certain bonus to Solar (The currency) so you can catch up in upgrades. It works brilliantly and is very well balanced so that joining players aren't given too little or too much solar depending on how far into the game session you are. The graphics and feel of the game in general is very cartoony and in many cases just plain hilarious. The game is very stylised and the music fits the game perfectly, in both being sci-fi and cartoony. Special mention goes to the opening theme of the game, which sounds like an opening of a 90's cartoon show. Simply epic. The characters are all distinct in appearance, personality and abilities, and can be customized with a loadout before the game to suit your playstyle. Lonestar is a sheriff who's a bit nuts for explosives, and is a ranged attacker, Leon is a French lizard-man who uses cloaking and his tongue snatch abilities to snare and surprise players and is a freakin' boss in my opinion. Next is Voltar, an alien genius (Who wants more technologeeee!) and healer who plays a more supportive role. You have Froggy G, who is a rapper frog (Obviously) that uses water melee and short-ranged attacks to deal damage. Then you have Clunk, a giant robot who plays the tank role and can use self-destruct to damage himself and blow up everything around him. Lastly, but not least(ly), you have Derpl, another tank character that is a tiny alien operating a huge machine and if set up in the proper place can really just skewer everyone who directly confronts him. There are only 3 maps, but they are very well-designed, and one even affects the gravity and physics, something you don't normally see in these types of games, so props to the developers there for taking that risk and pulling it off successfully. My only gripe about this game other than there only being 3 maps as of current (It could well change, but it is quite a small number upon the initial release), is that Clunk is a bit overpowered just because of the sheer amount of health he has. It's a bit too much considering the power of his attacks. They may want to tone him down a little. In conclusion, this is a must-buy for 800MP and I hear new character packs are being released for free, which is just plain, and excuse the pun, awesomeness from the developers! Whether you're a casual player or hardcore, whether you play in a party or play MP solo, you will love this game, especially fans of DOTA-style games. If you haven't picked this up yet, now's a good time to go get it! Collapse
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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.