Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2015 role-playing game for the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. It is the first installment of the Marvel Video Game Universe.
The game is based mostly off the TV series with the same name, but it also takes inspiration from the comics and the film. It features Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot on a quest to prevent the villain Thanos from destroying the galaxy—and the universe. The games includes other characters, such as Nova and Captain Marvel.
Upon release, Guardians of the Galaxy was a critical and commercial success. The site Metacritic gave the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 4, and Xbox One versions scores of 93, 86, 90, and 91, respectively.
In this game, characters have five stats:
HP—The amount of health points (HP) a character has. Once the health point bar reaches zero, the character cannot battle for a short time. If the whole party loses their HP, the player will restart from the last checkpoint.
Skill—How good a character is when fighting enemies. Characters with higher skill are speedier but hard to control, whereas characters with low skill are slow and easier to control.
Power—The higher this stat, the more damage dealt to enemies. This stat has to do with attacks that make contact with the enemy (like Gamora's blade).
Endurance—The higher this stat, the less damage a character takes from enemies' attacks, whether they make contact or not.
Projectile—The higher this stat, the more damage dealt to enemies. This stat has to do with attacks that do not make contact with the enemy (like Rocket's blasters).
A former thief from the planet Terra, or Earth. He is the chief protagonist of the game. He is the leader of the Guardians and serves as their conscience. Armed with his Element Gun and a beam sword, he makes a great playable character.
A skilled assassin and adopted daughter of Thanos, Gamora knows firsthand how hard it is to live a life full of death. She takes herself very seriously and is a good foil to Star-Lord's jokey, comical personality.
An expert marksman and inventor, Rocket was subjected to harsh scientific experiments. He might look like a raccoon, but he's actually an alien whose biology is exactly the same as a raccoon's.
After the death of his family by the hands of Thanos, Drax swore vengeance. He is very blunt and unafraid to speak his mind. He is very loyal to the Guardians and now considers them his family. His weapon of choice is the dagger.
The muscle of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Not much is known about him. The only words he can speak are "I," "am," and "Groot"—specifically in that order. He may be a brute with no brains, but he has one of the biggest hearts in the universe.
| Captain Marvel|
Revered throughout the galaxy, Captain Marvel has a heroic past. On the planet Terra, she was an Air Force pilot and N.A.S.A. scientist. After learning about Thanos' plot, she reluctantly joins the Guardians to stop him. By pressing the jump button in midair, she can hover high off the ground.
Flash Thompson is a former classmate of Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man. He abandoned his ways as a bully and joined the military...only to have his legs blown off. He bonded with the Venom symbiote and became Agent Venom.