The latest Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters today, and to celebrate the official mobile game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon [$2.99] is on sale for just two bucks for the weekend. We're slowly turning the tide of the long-time trend of movie tie-in games being terrible, and The Universal Weapon is a good example of that. It's an action strategy game that uses the familiar line-drawing combat that Mika Mobile's Battleheart pioneered more than three years ago. It's a perfect fit for the Guardians of the Galaxy IP as you're controlling a group of guardians as you battle through the game's campaign. Besides the five main characters from the movie, The Universal Weapon also features 20 additional playable characters pulled from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe.
While I don't think The Universal Weapon nails the smoothness of the line-drawing combat as well as Battleheart did (it's always tough to beat the original), it comes very close and overall is a really enjoyable game, especially for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy. We liked it quite a bit in our review. If you were hesitant to pull the trigger at its launch price of five bucks, I'd say now is a great time to check out Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for the weekend sale price. As an added bonus, The Universal Weapon doesn't require an internet connection to play (though upon first launch it does require internet to download additional assets) nor does it contain any sort of in-app purchases.
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