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Revision as of 19:52, 4 December 2021

This page is for the 2021 action game. For the Telltale series, see Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy cover
Developers
Eidos Montreal
Windows D3T
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Dawn Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 26, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Action, Adventure, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Space
Series Marvel
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on HowLongToBeat
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on IGDB
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on MobyGames
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on Wikipedia
Fantastic Four (series)
Spider-Man (series)
X-Men (series)
The Punisher (series)
Iron Man (series)
Hulk (series)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (series)
Lego Marvel (series)
Marvel Trading Card Game 2007
Marvel Heroes 2013
Marvel Puzzle Quest 2013
Marvel vs. Capcom (series)
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series 2017
Marvel End Time Arena 2018
Marvel Powers United VR 2018
Marvel's Avengers 2020
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 2021
Marvel's Midnight Suns 2022

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a singleplayer third-person ARPG, action, adventure and TPS game in the Marvel series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Digital Deluxe Upgrade Includes early access to two Star-Lord skins as well as digital soundtrack and artbook.
Included in the Deluxe Edition.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Remove and swap video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\runtime\
  2. Rename 3C5412CE8B28C5D133F4024887AA8579.pc_binkvid to add _bak to the filename (i.e. 3C5412CE8B28C5D133F4024887AA8579.pc_binkvid_bak)
  3. Make a copy of 0E3B3BA8C5C9E2E58AF1AFF20B899860.pc_binkvid and rename it to 3C5412CE8B28C5D133F4024887AA8579.pc_binkvid
This will replace the startup logos with the loading screen indicator, reducing the load time substantially.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1088850\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1088850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1088850\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1088850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video

Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed. See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA with no option to disable in-game. See workaround below. Optional DLSS support.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Options for "Brightness" and "Maximum HDR Luminance" (0-100%).
Ray tracing
Options for ray traced reflections and transparent reflections.
Color blind mode

Ultra-widescreen

Modify the exe file[3]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\bin\gotg.exe in a hex editor (such as HxD).
  2. Search for 39 8E E3 3F as hex.
  3. Replace the existing hex string with one of the following hex values that matches the desired resolution:
2560x1080 = 26 B4 17 40
3440x1440 = 8E E3 18 40
3840x1440 = AB AA 2A 40
3840x1600 = 9A 99 19 40
3840x1620 = 26 B4 17 40
5120x1440 = 39 8E 63 40
5120x2160 = 26 B4 17 40
6880x2880 = 8E E3 18 40
A game update may require repeating the steps.
Pop-in or other unexpected visual glitches may appear during cutscenes.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Modify the game executable to disable anti-aliasing.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\bin\gotg.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for 01 01 CD CC 4C 3E 00 00 48 43 as hex.
  3. Replace it with 00 01 CD CC 4C 3E 00 00 48 43.
  4. Save the changes.

Input

Mouse and keyboard settings
Mouse and keyboard settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
X and Y axes.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also X axis.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
X and Y axes.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also X axis.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
[citation needed]
DualShock 4 controllers
Also supports the DualSense via wired connection and through Steam Input wirelessly (No adaptive triggers and haptic feedback support)
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings
Advanced audio settings
Advanced audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Options for master, sound effects, voice, and music volume. Also has a separate option to disable licensed audio.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 support.
Subtitles
Options for subtitle size, letter spacing, bold, background, and background opacity.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved

Chapter-specific issues

Scanning objects with the visor in Chapter 1 may not be possible.[4]
There may be an invisible wall in the maze in Chapter 6.[4]
In Chapter 7, the Crane puzzle may become stuck.[4]

Issues fixed

Stuttering

The audio may stutter.[5]
Unplug any controllers or gamepads that the game might be detecting

Broken lighting

Some AMD GPUs may have broken lighting.[4]
Fixed in Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.4

Old fix: Reverting to driver '21.10.2' may fix this issue

Gamepad issues

Some gamepads may experience the incorrect button prompts.[4]
Enabling Steam input may resolve this issue

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 570
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1088850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1088850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References