Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy took home Best Narrative at The Game Awards 2021.
Developed by Square Enix-owned Canadian studio Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided), the game is an original take on Marvel’s quirky group of galactic bounty hunters. Eidos’ story follows Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they work to pay off a debt they owe before getting caught up in a larger cosmic conflict.
In particular, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was praised for offering a nuanced, emotional and comic book-accurate take on the Guardians. The game also features Mass Effect-esque third-person, party-focused combat and dialogue choices.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Deathloop, It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2 and fellow Square Enix game Life is Strange: True Colors were also up for Best Narrative.
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