The Guardians of the Galaxy video game comes out tomorrow and its story is more than just a few hours long to beat.

There’s plenty to anticipate with Eidos Montreal’s portrayal of the Guardians. It has a soundtrack even better than the James Gunn films, you will get to explore several different planets, and there’s plenty of characters from the comics that haven’t been part of the MCU.

Fans will encounter the likes of Lady Hellbender and the Universal Church of Truth, as well as Cosmos and his cute puppies during Square Enix’s campaign.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Cosmo Cinematic Trailer

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Cosmo Cinematic Trailer

How long does it take to beat the Guardians of the Galaxy game?

It takes between 15-20 hours to beat the Guardians of the Galaxy video game.

You will be closer to 15 hours if you simply focus on the story, whereas it could take you 20 and possibly beyond if you opt for 100% completion. Of course, you may also wish to platinum the game as its trophy list isn’t too demanding.

Although it’s not a 30-hours+ epic, its campaign length is similar to other superhero titles. The main story in Marvel’s Spider-Man is about 17 hours to beat, Batman Arkham Knight‘s campaign is about 16 on its own, and Marvel’s Avengers was only about 11 hours.

Time estimates for GotG come courtesy of DualShockers’ Dean James who has published a review.


While it should take you between 15 and 20-hours to beat the Guardians of the Galaxy game’s campaign, Square Enix themselves report that there is close to 6-hours of interactive cinematics.

All of these interactive cinematics include motion capture performances, and you will make decisions as Star-Lord. An example is seen in the confrontation with Lady Hellbender where you can either let her continue to flirt with Drax or step in to attempt to woo her yourself.

Star-Lord, Drax, Groot, Gamora, and Rocket will be present in almost every cinematic, but there will also be many faces you’ve never seen from the Guardians movies. This includes a character set to make his debut in James Gunn’s third film.

Guardians of the Galaxy game story spoilers

The game’s official Twitter account has warned about posting spoilers and full playthroughs prior to its release.

This plea says that takedowns will incur because they want to keep many of the twists and turns a secret for players to experience themselves. We don’t know what these twist or turns could involve, but the hush-hush approach has us excited.