How to play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Mac

Developed by Eidos-Montréal, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a single-player action-adventure videogame driven by the iconic Marvel comic book universe. During the gameplay, players will be taking the role of Peter Quill, a well-known and charismatic Star-Lord leading his team of 4 mates – Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer who scavenge through the gigantic galaxy for some precious loot. Unfortunately, relationships inside of the team are on the brink leading to constant disagreements and mental clashes. As a result of high tension, the squad makes a silly and devastating mistake that puts the whole universe in catastrophic danger. Now it is your responsibility to prevent the threat and live up to the name of your squad. People who loved the cinematic version of Guardians of the Galaxy will by far enjoy playing the game full of intriguing plot, visuals, vocal performances, and soundtracks as well. The new gaming installment managed to condense the necessary pieces and make Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy a new title in the world of adventurous and breath-taking games. For now, the game is officially out for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. However, if you are willing to launch it and play on Mac without missing any experience, follow our tutorial below. There are certain technologies able to do this.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803 Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-4790
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon™ RX 570 Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon™ RX 590
DirectX: from 12 version DirectX: from 12 version
Disc space: 80 GB Disc space: 80 GB

Play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Mac with Parallels

play Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on mac with parallels

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy requires lots of PC resources, but you can play the game if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), and Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game on Mac.

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Play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now

Update: Nvidia Geforce Now and Vortex.gg do not support Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to the date but due to many requests it may be added soon! Register and explore cloud gaming now!

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you with sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 Mbits/s. There are several great services, that provide such an opportunity, among the best are Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Nvidia Geforce Now and Vortex.gg don’t have Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in their game catalog, however, game may appear there anytime, which will allow you to play it on any Mac device and even Android!

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Play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Mac with BootCamp

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for now. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 64 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:

For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later

Mention, that for MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.

  1. Download Windows ISO file
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
  3. Define the Windows partition size choose downloaded Windows ISO file
  4. Format Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps
  5. When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)

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