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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 modern online multiplayer functionality, the action-packed gameplay offers everything the 16-bit generation and modern gamers love. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. May 4, 2012
    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. May 18, 2012
    Now we come to answer the big question, is Awesomenauts worth the 800 Microsoft Price point, and the answer is yes. Awesomenauts provides a mammoth amount of depth to its character builds, a tremendous amount of intense, fast paced, battles, a pure nostalgic theme which gives it its own unique soul, so ultimately in the end there is no real reason not to pick up this game.
  3. May 5, 2012
    Hardcore genre fans will probably rather stick to more complex, nuanced games like LoL and SMNC, but Awesomenauts is a great alternative for everybody else. It's not as deep as other titles in the genre, but it's the perfect game to enjoy for a good weekend of gaming.
  4. May 22, 2012
    Awesomenauts is truly awesome and lets you play with deep characters in a fun tactical eighties environment. The game is unbalanced at times and there aren't too many characters and maps, but that shouldn't stop you from buying this game.
  5. May 19, 2012
    Awesomenauts is an interesting diversion from the main route that the Massive Online Battle Arena genre followed. An immediate but profound gameplay, with good graphics and music too. Some problems with the matchmaking and the absence of a different mode than the primary, are the only reasons why the game can't get any more than this.
  6. Jun 1, 2012
    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.
  7. May 5, 2012
    Choose a lane, endure, upgrade, push, endure, upgrade, push, repeat. I forget, does familiarity breed contempt or content?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 9, 2012
    There's no doubt about it; Awesomenauts is truely 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 the demo a try if you're not convinced, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2012
    "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! Expand
  3. May 13, 2012
    This 2D platform MOBA features wonderful graphics, cool short term game-play, and deep long term strategy. A must have for anyone who likes to play split-screen games with (up to 2) friends. Expand
  4. May 9, 2012
    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 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. Expand
  5. May 4, 2012
    It is a simple, entertaining and funny game, ideal to just spend some hours of fun, specially if shared with family members and/or friends.

    The visuals and graphics are ok and just ok, nothing brilliant or awesome (except in the name) however they manage to provide some real personality to each and every character.

    Just wish it had more maps and would be a much much entertaining game.
  6. May 2, 2012
    The awesomenauts are awesome, this game of XBLA is really funny, have some problems (or best say some big problems), but the game is funny, creative, colorful and amazing. Great game. Expand
  7. Aug 2, 2013
    Another entry into the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre popular on PC Awesomenauts’ see’s two teams of three online players competing against each other with the ultimate aim of destroying the oppositions base.

    I've never played a MOBA game before so can’t make any comparisons to similar titles but I found myself getting bored of Awesomenauts’ very quickly. The gameplay itself is far too simplistic and repetitive involving an endless cycle of battling your opponents (and hopefully killing a few) before inevitably dying, using XP gained to level and returning to battle. Games last twenty minutes or so but quickly become nothing more than wars of attrition. Add to this a small roster of characters and even smaller selection of maps and its hard to recommend this XBLA title.

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