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Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Oct 25, 2021
    91
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy offers an excellent linear single player experience. With a great artistic design, a fun combat system and an outstanding script, this new title by Eidos Montreal will greatly satisfy any fan of narrative-focused games. Yes, some aspects like its animations are not up to par, but it doesn't impact its final result. We had a huge smile all the way through this fun game, enjoying its dialogues, its combat and sinking in its marvelous setting. And that's the most important thing to us.
  2. Jan 20, 2022
    90
    Even with a couple of technical shortcomings and the fact that the game needs a few patches to correct them, Eidos Montreal made a masterpiece with a lot of love and attention that will be remembered for all time. Marvel fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief and indulge in the new space adventures of Peter Quill’s gang.
  3. Dec 12, 2021
    90
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the best Marvel games ever released. It has a deep original story that becomes personal with every choice you make , a combat system that may start slow but holds some of the best moments of teamwork and explosive action, and amazing graphics and soundtrack. If you’re a Marvel fan, this is a game you’ll enjoy.
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    90
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy could’ve easily ended up being a lacklustre attempt at recreating what makes this group of oddballs so endearing to the Marvel community, but that’s not the case. The acting is top drawer, with a script in place that can make you laugh one minute and bring a tear to your eye the next.
  5. Nov 4, 2021
    90
    Eidos Montreal has set new standards for the gaming industry when it comes to the design and script of companions in video games. While the gameplay is “simply ok”, the love and care that was given in the creation of this world, its wonderful soundtrack, its intricate accessibility settings, its lovely storyline and its simply amazing companions and their constant banter, make Guardians of the Galaxy an absolute must play for any gamer.
  6. Oct 25, 2021
    90
    Guardians of the Galaxy looks good, sounds great, plays well, and above all else, is an authentic experience based on Marvel's misfits.
  7. Oct 25, 2021
    90
    There’s no cash-in on the overall success of the MCU here, or on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies in a standalone sense. This is a pure videogame born from the paper and ink flesh of the comics before it, imagined as an interactive slice of the IP’s universe. And it absolutely works. The action-RPG lite approach was conclusively the right decision to make, which allows the game’s absolute strength: its story and characterisation, to truly stand out. This is a surprise hit for me, and one of the most enjoyable games from a written and performed perspective you’ll play this year.
  8. Oct 25, 2021
    90
    Even with its faults that can easily be patched up, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is an absolute love letter to the property and one that any fan should be excited to play. Yes, the gameplay is excellent, but for this game, it's all about the characters. It's about small moments, big moments, and everything in between.
  9. Oct 25, 2021
    88
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy gets back to the classic single-player formula, steering away from the hybrid attempt of Marvel’s Avengers and piecing together gameplay elements from Tomb Raider, Mass Effect and even Knights of the Old Republic to make a quite unique choral adventure. The player is asked to act like the team leader, taking decision and managing the resulting contrasts between the other members. The strength of differences is the big theme of the game, and Guardians of the galaxy is great in telling it both through narration and gameplay.
  10. Oct 26, 2021
    87
    Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the funniest games of the year, in which a cleverly written and compelling story predominates and the - nothing more than fine - gameplay dominates. At first or into games that heavily emphasize the emotional journey of their main characters, you'll come to love this startling adventure through a unique Marvel universe. It helps enormously if you are a somewhat nostalgic thirty-something and of course have eagerly devoured a Marvel film or comic.
  11. Nov 7, 2021
    85
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy proved to be a pleasant surprise and one of the best superhero titles around, with a compelling story and excellent characterization. There are still areas for improvement, especially in the gameplay that feels too familiar, but the Marvel license is definitely in good hands.
  12. Nov 4, 2021
    85
    Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy is a story driven title that feels great to play with and boasts awesome visuals.
  13. Nov 1, 2021
    85
    I initially booted up Guardians of the Galaxy with tempered expectations but was surprised with how much fun I ended up having. Despite having a few setbacks, Guardians of the Galaxy is easily one of the best games of the year thanks to its fantastic story.
  14. Oct 25, 2021
    85
    While it has one or two irksome flaws, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is, nonetheless, a fine solo experience, with characters that you'll enjoy spending time with, fast-paced combat, and an engaging original story.
  15. Oct 25, 2021
    85
    As a fan of the Guardians’ comic books and movies, I thoroughly enjoyed Eidos-Montreal’s unique take on this supergroup. The nonstop character banter and nicely designed choices make this a journey worth taking, even if the gameplay takes a little too long to highlight the team’s true potential.
  16. Oct 25, 2021
    85
    Guardians of the Galaxy is probably one of the biggest surprises for me this year. After the disappointment that was Avengers my hope for this game was low. Once I got into gear though I could not stop playing this one and I loved every minute of it.
  17. Oct 25, 2021
    84
    With its exciting story and characters, the next-gen worthy visuals and especially the great sense of humor we can warmly recommend Eidos Montreal's Guardians of the Galaxy not just for fans of the franchise. Just the fights are a little bit too chaotic for getting a strong feeling of control on the battlefields in sum.
  18. Oct 26, 2021
    80
    With its endearing characters and effective humor, Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the pleasant surprises of the end of the year, which is obviously aimed at a very large audience. Behind this careful writing, we feel a deep love on the part of the developers of Eidos Montreal for its marginalized space. And if the adventure is not as epic as we hoped, the journey is nonetheless pleasant with its moments of complicity and the many choices offered which reinforce the player's involvement. A truly attractive journey, in particular thanks to an efficient and fluid combat system which nevertheless shows its limits at the end of the game and against the bosses. Finally, it is more on its visual part that the title can divide. If we find on the one hand original environments and neat character models, we also note the presence of less convincing facial animations in places and sometimes less fine landscapes. It is nonetheless a gripping adventure alongside the galaxy's greatest magnificent losers that has plenty to please MCU fans.
  19. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    And that can be said of Guardians of the Galaxy in a multitude of ways. As chaotic as it gets and despite any faults players may have with it, it’s hard not to feel like Star-Lord himself at the end of the game. For a game with such a heavy focus on narrative and choices, player investment is crucial, and Guardians of the Galaxy delivers tenfold.
  20. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    By dodging the eager game-as-service guff, Guardians of the Galaxy can focus on being something more compelling - even if you won’t play it for as long. For its ten-plus hour runtime, you’ll enjoy a thrilling, gripping, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt adventure. The game built around that narrative framework isn’t earth shattering - but it is enough scaffolding to allow the story to shine. You have to understand what Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is going into - but if you do, one of the finest narrative games of the year awaits. Switch your brain off, give yourself over to its story, and you’ll find much to enjoy.
  21. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    While the mechanics at times can be frustrating, Guardians of the Galaxy is a really enjoyable experience that I would recommend to a wide audience: for fans of all things Marvel, action games, and stories that dare to go that step further in relating a compelling fantasy to hugely relevant real-world matters.
  22. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy perfectly balances having a brand new narrative surrounding the misfit team of heroes whilst maintaining their classic characteristics from the Marvel universe. However, I was left wanting more in terms of combat and I still want to play as Groot. Overall, it’s a great game for new and old Marvel fans alike that breathes new life into the now-recognisable characters. Hopefully, Edios-Montréal and Square Enix will consider doing a second game, as there’s so much more of the Galaxy to explore.
  23. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    Despite some issues with bugs and shooting that could use a little more weight behind it, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy tells a fantastic story that kept me glued to my seat until the very end. An excellent voice cast, killer 80s soundtrack, and strategic combat sweetened the deal. Anyone looking for a fun action game should consider checking it out, and for fans of the Guardians, this is an absolute must-play.
  24. Oct 25, 2021
    78
    Even with its flaws, Guardians of the Galaxy is a great adventure we’ve had a lot of fun with, thanks to its impressive art design, its great narrative and chemistry between the clumsiest heroes in the galaxy.
  25. Oct 25, 2021
    70
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is like a tie-in of 15 year ago with corridors, forced paths to follow and little arenas in which you must fight enemies in the same way. Marvel's fan will adore references, easter eggs and cameos, but it's not enough to make this project shine like a new star in the galaxy.
  26. Oct 25, 2021
    70
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprising experience. Though the game still has some bugs, and a few undesirable features, it comes packed with in-depth characters and an extensive storyline. If you have time to go for a very long virtual walk, this might be the game for you.
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  1. Oct 26, 2021
    Guardians Of The Galaxy is just like the ragtag space heroes it revolves around. It has a lot of messy bits that overcomplicate things, it lets interpersonal conflicts get in the way of its action and its story, and you may get a good laugh from its characters one second and then wish they would leave you alone the next. But, again, like the Guardians, it works because of those messy bits, not despite them.
  2. Oct 25, 2021
    After the commercial failure of Marvel’s Avengers in 2020, Square Enix’s mission was to patch things up with Marvel fans. According to us, the mission is a success – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy offers here what Marvel’s Avengers should have been when it was released. The script written especially for the title is good and the rhythm between the fight and exploration phases is well devised. The Guardians of the Galaxy universe and the merry crew’s essence remain faithfully respected. The many fan-service elements present in the game should also please the fans. The fights that seemed a bit slow in the gameplay sequences shown at the game’s announcement are fortunately only so at the beginning of the adventure as they will become much more exhilarating later on. Finally, despite a few technical issues that we hope will be fixed in the future, the title offers us a much appreciated artistic direction and above all, a soundtrack that will make many people shuffle their feet.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 367 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 367
  1. Oct 28, 2021
    10
    Story is awesome, graphics is top notch, gameplay is really fun. Marvel's Avengers should have been something like this.
  2. Nov 15, 2021
    0
    stupid camera position ruins this game. PUT. THE. CHARACTER. IN. THE. CENTER. OF. THE. SCREEN.
  3. Oct 29, 2021
    10
    A refreshing breath after the disaster of the Avengers game. Smooth gameplay and great story.