Guardians of the Galaxy - Star-Lord's Got Game!

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

Your newly-formed band of legendary misfits is set to save the universe in this fresh but faithful take on the Guardians of the Galaxy. Somehow, you set off a chain of catastrophic events, leading to a wild ride through mind-blowing worlds inhabited by iconic and original Marvel characters. Turn up the all-star ‘80s mixtape and get ready to kick it.

In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a half-human, half-Spartoi space cowboy who stumbles into leading the titular rag-tag group of intergalactic heroes for hire. His crew includes beefy green powerhouse Drax the Destroyer, deadly assassin (and daughter of Thanos) Gamora, sentient tree creature Groot, and certainly-not-a-raccoon Rocket, the team’s munitions and technology expert.

These are not the same Guardians of the Galaxy from the Marvel cinematic universe, nor is it the team from current comic book continuity. These Guardians are a unique creation of developer Eidos-Montréal. Though the game maintains the dysfunctional space family vibe of the Marvel films, Star-Lord and his companions are a little closer to their comic counterparts. For example, instead of being the son of Ego the Living Planet, here Peter Quill is the son of J’son, leader of the planet Spartax. Instead of dying from cancer, as in the movies, Peter’s mother is shot by assassins attempting to kill Peter and end J’son’s bloodline. Throughout the game we’re treated to little glimpses of Peter’s life on Earth, back when it was just him, his mother, and their majestic mullets.

Guardians of the Galaxy Kotaku Review: Final Fantasy XV In Space

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out today, 26 October 26on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and streaming via GeForce NOW.

Early reviews and opinions seem Mixed to Positive:

Metacritic at 77% currently:

OpenCritic at 81% - Strong currently:

Story Trailer:

Soundtrack on Spotify:

Xbox - R1249 / R1429

PlayStation - R1249 / R1429

PC (Epic) - R899 / R1049

PC (Steam) R899 / R1049


Ahh, the 80’s… I vaguely remember most of it…


Even Disney is Rick Rolling people.

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I’ve just started playing this game and I’m loving it so far. This is AAA done right, utilising the budget to create amazing visuals, top-notch voice acting and smart, funny scripting. All wrapped around some solid gameplay.

The banter between the characters is so engaging I often find myself stopping just to listen to what the characters are saying to each other as we explore the level. You also feel like a team tackling the environmental obstacles and combat, with the way it incorporates your team mates abilities. Excellent stuff.


I have to agree with you that the game is really good, I am playing it on easy mode because I die a lot in some of the fights - I’m too slow with sending in the troops to help out.


I think there is a setting to slow or even stop time when you open the squad menu. The higher the value the more the slowdown. I’m thinking of increasing that because sometimes it feels to chaotic to try select the right squadmate for the right attack. It gets even more tricky when they start unlocking more abilities.


I finished the game last night. It is a true Guardians of the Galaxy experience, full of bombast and humour. I can fully understand why it has won awards especially for its narrative. Despite the light-hearted humour the game deals with some serious topics. The characters are far more than caricatures but show growth through the events of the story. There is a beautiful humanity in their stories.

Despite the high production values I did find the game to be a bit buggy at times. Fortunately all it took to resolve an issue was to reload a check point. Slightly annoying but easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things.

Fantastic game!