Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2: Under Pressure

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

35%

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7 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

The second episode of Guardians of the Galaxy focuses more on character relationships in their pasts and continues to tell a great story. However, some technical glitches along with below par QTE scenes prevent it from becoming a superb title.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

Episode Two ‘Under Pressure’ builds upon the opening episode and then some; it has drama, tension, action and heartbreak, so everything you want from a Telltale Games product.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2017

Wrapping up, Under Pressure continues the Guardians' adventure quite nicely. It lacks a little of the thrilling action that peppered the first episode but compensates with a tighter storyline and good narrative. In short, this episode fulfils all the check marks of Telltale and is a fairly good time for Marvel fans.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 4, 2017

Under Pressure veers away from the main story of TellTale’s Guardians to focus on Rocket Raccoon’s backstory, with surprisingly poignant and successful results.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

Sadly, Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series Ep 2 “Under Pressure” was more disappointing than its predecessor. Although Telltale improved on some of the negative factors of the first game, they dropped the ball or did not improve in other areas.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

Under Pressure chooses the way of introspection and shows some Guardians' soul to the player, but the main storyline is pratically freezed and there are way too much QTEs to deal with.

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9 / 10
Jul 18, 2017

I loved it so much and it managed to immerse me perfectly into the atmosphere of the guardians. The humor was on par where it could be, there were sentimental moments, enough action and all in all a very nice balance of all elements. I cannot wait to play the next episode and see the big reveal that we found at the end of episode 2.

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RPG Fan

Top Critic

78%
Jul 11, 2017

Under Pressure provides more of the same with plenty of room for improvement.

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6 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

Poignant character moments and some impressive use of pop music make Under Pressure a better episode than Tangled Up In Blue, but still nowhere near the lofty heights that we know Telltale is capable of. There's enough good work here to indicate that by the time the series is over it'll have given us reasons to care about the cast and what they're up to, but if you're on the fence about whether or not to pick up the season pass, you're probably best waiting a little longer to make that decision. The series has potential, but whether it'll ever manage to escape the shadow of the movies it is so desperately trying to recreate remains to be seen.

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7 / 10
Jun 28, 2017

Under Pressure does a good job of showing the cracks that are beginning to form in the Guardians' relationships, while ironically filling some of the cracks that were present in the first chapter's presentation. It still needs some work to make it something truly special, and it remains to be seen whether the consequences will be worth the yawn-inducing build-up. Luckily, things are looking up, and as the main theme suggests, Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy is still very much a Livin' Thing.

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