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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game guide with everything you need to protect the cosmos

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
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Looking for a full Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game guide? We've got everything you need right here. Marvel's latest space odyssey is a punky, scrappy affair where you control Star-Lord and the Guardians on a quest to save the universe and beat an ominous growing power. But to do that successfully, you'll need to know all the in and outs, and that's where we come in, with a full Guardians of the Galaxy game guide that covers all the big elements and small - combat, puzzles, choices, easter eggs and more.

How long is the game?

Guardians of the Galaxy guide

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The phrase "three days to save the Galaxy" came up a lot in the game's marketing campaign, but how long actually is Guardians of the Galaxy? We'll cover the game's length, whether you're a casual or completionist hero, if you want to know how long is Guardians of the Galaxy?

General tips

Guardians of the Galaxy guide

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Looking for some basic advice for playing Guardians of the Galaxy and getting to grips with all the new tricks and elements, our Guardians of the Galaxy game tips will help you get started. Whether you're looking for combat tips, upgrades, how to find collectibles and all the other little nuances of Marvel's spacefaring team, we've got you covered.

Best choices and decisions

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Struggling with FOMO or paralysed by indecision? Want to know the consequences of your actions in advance? We've got all Guardians of the Galaxy choices marked here, so you can check to see which are the best options and decisions going through the game's main campaign.

Upgrades available message

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Confused about why the game keeps suggesting to buy upgrades even when you can't? We'll explain the Guardians of the Galaxy upgrades available message here, including how you can actually get some upgrades as soon as possible.

Huddle answers

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Not certain how to inspire your team and get the party going? If you're looking for the right comments and things to say, our Guardians of the Galaxy huddle answers list will ensure you're always ready to say the right thing at the right time.

Outfit under the stairs

Guardians of the Galaxy guide

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As you explore the Nova Corps ship Hala's Hope with Nikki Gold, you may notice a costume box under a staircase that you can't get at, infuriatingly enough. Don't worry, we'll show you how to get it in our Guardians of the Galaxy box under the stairs guide.

Hide the llama or the tech?

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While we've got the full choices guide above, but some choices are complex and impactful enough that they really deserve their own guide. The first of those is deciding what elicit cargo you'll conceal from the Nova Corps, which is why we'll explain here whether you should hide the creature or hide the tech in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sell Rocket or Groot?

Guardians of the Galaxy guide

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It sounds harsh, but both of them are on board with the idea: which of your teammates will you sell to Lady Hellbender? Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so we've written a comprehensive "should you sell Groot or Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy?" guide.

Should you throw Rocket?

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This time not everybody's on board: should you encourage Drax to hurl Rocket over a large chasm so he can deploy the bridge to let you all cross? We all have to make sacrifices for the team, but maybe a faceful of gravel is a bit much. If you're undecided, we'll answer the question: "should you throw Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy?", to help you choose whether you're willing to dabble in some mild animal cruelty.

Easter Eggs

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Finally, if you've been enjoying Guardians of the Galaxy, you've probably noticed no small amounts of Easter Eggs and references dotted around. Still, we can guarantee you haven't noticed all of them, so we've put together a list of all the best Guardians of the Galaxy game easter eggs for you to check out and enjoy.

Joel Franey
Joel Franey

Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.