Epic Games Store Delivers a Holiday Gift: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy for Free



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Epic Games Store Delivers a Holiday Gift: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy for Free
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In the overcrowded realm of superhero video games, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy emerges as a hidden gem, offering a unique and emotionally charged experience that transcends the typical superhero story. Published by Eidos Montreal and Square Enix in October 2021, the game is currently available for free on the Epic Games Store until January 11, marking the end of the holiday giveaway period.

Unlike the widely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe take on Guardians of the Galaxy, this live-action adaptation stands out by providing a fresh and creative story about found family and fatherhood. Contrary to assumptions about a mere sequel, the game draws inspiration from James Gunn's films, successfully reinterpreting the struggles of iconic characters such as Gamora and Drax.

One of the notable features of the game is its emphasis on Star-Lord as a playable character. Players get the chance to control a charismatic leader and strategically call in other Guardians for help during action sequences, adding a layer of teamwork and engagement to the game.

And you have a free opportunity to try it out and see for yourself, because the Epic Games holiday giveaway is coming to an end soon.

Positive reviews but poor sales

Upon release, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy garnered positive reviews for its captivating story and exciting gameplay.

Despite critical acclaim, the title fell short of sales expectations, likely influenced by the lukewarm response to Marvel's Avengers, another live-action game released by Square Enix the year before. Eidos Montreal, developer of Guardians of the Galaxy, found itself under new ownership within a year of the game's release.

Acquired by the Embracer Group along with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix Montreal, Eidos Montreal remains a key player actively working on the unreleased project despite the challenges the parent company faced in 2023. For superhero video game enthusiasts, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy offers a refreshing and under-recognized experience.

Take the opportunity to add this hidden gem to your game library for free on the Epic Games Store until January 11th. Despite being overlooked in comparison to big names like Marvel's Spider-Man 2 or Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, this hidden gem deserves a place in your gaming library.