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Is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Open World?

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in a vibrant universe, but is the game open world?

Square Enix's latest superhero venture, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, released today to some pretty positive acclaim. Helmed by Square Enix subsidiary, Eidos-Montréal, the game is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. Players control Peter Quill as he roams the galaxy, with the help of his rag-tag team comprised of Gamora, Rocket Racoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer. Your companions are controlled by the game's AI, but that doesn't stop you from issuing them commands to upscale the combat.

While there's a lot to get stuck into with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, many might be wondering if the game is open world.

Is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Open World?

In what now seems surprising for most AAA titles, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is not an open world game. In fact, the game is almost as linear as it gets. Players will travel to different planets, many of which offer a small amount of space to explore, but nothing compared to the likes of the major RPGs.

The levels mostly serve to push you forward in the story. If you're looking for a more traditional type of game, one that sets you on a path and tells you to keep going, then you'll likely have a blast with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. At the very least, you won't have to drop 100 hours into it in order to get the full experience.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, GeForce Now, and Windows PCs.