Posted: May 19
A seriously addicting 2D sidescrolling MOBA with a diverse cast of characters to play as. Each character is unique both in playing style as well as skill tree. There is a character for every playing style out there. If you like DOT (damage over time) characters, there are characters just for you; if you like playing as a tank, there are some for you too.
Don't let the "MOBA" part scare you. The community is actually really friendly, quite unlike other MOBA game communities. The learning curve is also much lower and friendlier to new players. Within a few hours of playing, I already had all the game mechanics down. I found both DOTA2 and League of Legends offputting, but Awesomenauts felt inviting and fun right from the beginning.
Awesomenauts includes splitscreen local multiplayer, with perfect 360 controller support.... But the best part: you can also bring your local friends with you into online matches. This is a great feature I wish more Steam games supported.
I've had more fun with this game than many $10 - $60 games on Steam. Yet I got the game for less than $2 in a sale. That's insane to me! Awesomenauts is really one of the best purchases you can make on Steam in terms of bang for your buck. I've poured many hours into it already and I see myself pouring many more in the months to come.