In the months following its launch on XBLA earlier this year, Awesomenauts has often been called “League of Legends in 2D”, which is both right and wrong at the same time, but not at all a negative comparison. Sure, they’re both MOBA games, but where League of Legends is an extremely competitive F2P title, Awesomenauts is a far more relaxed and cartoony experience that’s quite frankly much easier for new players to get into (even with its $10 admission fee).
It’s the year 3587, conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerfull group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
Sounds about right. Since Awesomenauts is a multiplayer-focused title, frequent updates are to be expected as players uncover exploits and other nasties, and at the time of writing, no less than 23 patches have been released (wow). These range from minor bugfixes and balance tweaks to sizeable content additions that expand the roster. Romino Games clearly know what ‘post-launch support’ means..
So if duking it out in 3v3 battles where strategy and platforming plays a noticeably larger role than in your average Call of Duty match is your thing, I’d highly recommend Awesomenauts. And with the recent Mac release, it’s now available on just about any platform imaginable, rendering the “I don’t have a this or that so I can’t play it” excuse invalid. These are your choices: XBOX 360 (XBLA), Playstation 3 (PSN) and PC/Mac (Steam).