Guardians of the Galaxy

Rating Summary

Based on 159 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 159 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is enjoyable enough at times, but weighed down by a deluge of unnecessary systems and bullet-sponge combat.

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70 / 100
Oct 25, 2021

A surprisingly good time when you're not forced to reload your checkpoint after a game-breaking bug.

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is yet another convincing example of how much fun a linear, no-frills, single-player campaign can be.

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Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy tells an utterly memorable story, with brilliant takes on the Guardians themselves, even if the gameplay could be more adventurous at times.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Oct 25, 2021

A surprisingly ambitious cosmic space adventure that excels the more it diverges from the movies, offering robust action, impressive visuals, and unexpectedly sophisticated storytelling.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021
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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

A rarity in gaming that is at its best when the characters are rambling on

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Unscored
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest surprise of the year

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7 / 10
Oct 25, 2021

Eidos-Montréal's Guardians of the Galaxy digs into the weird side of Marvel comics to deliver a fulfilling story about the titular heroes.

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Kotaku

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Unscored
Oct 25, 2021

I enjoyed nearly every moment of the 15 or so hours I spent playing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy is a solid original story from Eidos Montreal that deviates from both the MCU and the comics, providing something for Marvel fans across mediums to enjoy. However, while it’s certainly a step up from publisher Square Enix’s Avengers, it suffers with its own notable bugs and glitches that detract from the on-screen action. The day one patch will hopefully tackle these problems, and if so this is a highly recommendable superhero game that doesn’t quite step it up like Insomniac’s Spider-Man series, though still does right by its unlikely group of misfit anti-heroes.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

When it gets going and it’s firing on all cylinders, it’s fun. But it’s also exceedingly linear and many of the choices it offers are surface-level at best. Treat it like an arcadey weekend romp and you’ll be fine: bonus points if you already adore these lovable little bandits.

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9.2 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is the purest essence of chaos; a story that could perfectly take place in the wildest Las Vegas... if Las Vegas could wipe out the entire galaxy, they'd have shots and explosions all in and your friends would be rolling it to the minimum you turn to the other side. In essence: a fast-paced journey that will not disappoint absolutely anyone looking for a story to vibrate with, whether they are a Marvel fan or not.‎

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6 / 10
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a great portrayal of the space-faring heroes and a good game. We encountered some annoying bugs that are hopefully alleviated with patches, and it's pretty linear, but this is an interstellar romp that you can enjoy across a few evenings.

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87 / 100
Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a solid action adventure that fans of this group of heroes will love. Although it is not surprising in its approach, it does many things well and manages to redeem itself in the eyes of lovers of the Marvel universe.

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Paul Tassi

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

I suppose we can now venture into the old “is Guardians worth $60?” debate. If you miss hyper linear story games with no live service BS, and are a big Marvel fan, then this might be the game for you. If you are hoping for Devil May Cry level combat and God of War type puzzles and exploration within a linear story, you will be disappointed. But I can safely say this is probably a better end product than most people were expecting, and that alone is a pretty big win for a game that felt like a bit of a risk and like it’s been lacking in buzz leading up to launch here. It has issues, but it gets a lot right, and pushes storytelling in ways I haven’t seen in this genre before.

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8 / 10
Oct 25, 2021

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal don't exactly pull this job off flawlessly. In fact, it gets ugly at points. Yet, oddly enough, that feels very appropriate for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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8.4 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

An adventure full of twists and turns, with beautiful dialogue and all the verve of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Perfect for supergroup fans and a good title to entertain everyone else.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

Eidos Montréal gives us one of the most interesting narrative games of recent times, always taking advantage of the medium's own tools to narrate. Knowledge and affection for the characters, entertaining combat, incessant surprises... one of the best of the year.

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Oct 25, 2021

You'll enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy if you go into it with the right expectations.

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