Players’ Choice: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy voted October 2021’s best new game

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Players’ Choice: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy voted October 2021’s best new game

Star-Lord and his ragtag team of galactic Heroes blasted to the top of last month's poll.

Salutations! The polls have closed and the votes have been tallied, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is your Players’ Choice pick for October 2021. Congrats to the team at Eidos Montreal!

While Star-Lord and crew took top honors this time, players also showed up for Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, and Alan Wake Remastered, all of which garnered a healthy number of votes.

Hit the comments and let us know your predictions for November’s poll. Almost Game of the Year time!


Welcome back! We’re live with another Players’ Choice poll as we inch ever-closer to the end of 2021… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

We’ve got quite the selection this time — I’m torn between a few picks myself, but I dare not skew the results so you’ll just have to guess which ones I’m deliberating over.

Hit the poll below to cast your vote, then head down to the comments to make an argument for your title of choice. Maybe you’ll help me make my final decision! We’ll keep the polls live until Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific, so make sure you decide before then. See you next week with the winner!


How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Demon’s Souls and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.


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  • Man another really tough month to pick. I think I’m going to go with Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Wake Remastered, House of Ashes, and Song in the Smoke are all very good too.

  • Nickelodeon All-Stars Brawl!

  • Riders Republic.
    $15 ubisoft+ PC.

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hands down!

    • Marvel sleep guardians of the galaxy, looks spectacular, the strategy is deep and it has an engaging story.

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy easily wins for me, that game is so much fun and has a lot of charm. Pretty lengthy too, it’s pretty much my current GOTY so far.

  • I am going with Guardians of the Galaxy. I am not a marvel fan or anything and also the gameplay is very monotone however the unique character writing, multi media references and the good and funny story makes this game very unique.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy. I had very low expectations for it when it was announced, but it was really great

  • Terraria

  • far cry 6 best game 2021

  • bizarrely Guardians of the Galaxy. I don’t even care for the comic or movies but the game is fun.

  • Can’t vote, you have no “THEY ALL SUCK”

    • i need to also vote this, sure i tried GoTG but the flash back scenes where just boring and the repeat team chop this carry this got a bit boring as well so i stopped playing it

  • Far cry in my opinion is a very good game and I really love Anton Castillo being played as Carlo Esposito.

  • Voting is not in the comments!

  • There were a lot of good games this month, but Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy easily takes the win. I wasn’t even finished with the game when I had the strong desire to play it again! It’s too early for me to declare a winner, but Guardians is a HEAVY contender for my GOTY this year.

  • Song and Smoke all the way!

  • Easily Marvel’s Guardian’s of the galaxy. Honorable mention is Demon slayer

  • Riders. Not only is it a great game now. In few years you’ll be like dawn I’m bored with all my games except riders republic.. Always will have the engage for hours fun or got 10 mins to kill before work fun…steep still had that for me. Now upgraded

    • IKR – People seem to like games that have very little replayability.
      It’s like, Yah, you paid $60 or $70 for one game that’s one-and-done. I got Far Cry 6 and Ride Repub, both for $15, with much more replayability. 😳

  • Aw, my favorite Oct. release isn’t on the list. So I’ll stick it here – Disciples: Liberation. 👍🏼

  • There are so many good games last month and this month coming out it’s hard to just pick one to vote for you know.

  • GotG. I can’t believe how fun this game is and it’s been a really nice break from Far Cry 6, which seems more tedious. If we could pick a top 2, my second would be Kena.

  • What infuriates me from the current leadership with it’s PC strategy is whenever we ask for anything regarding PlayStation, we get the short stick.

    Can all PS4 games be compressed for PS5 to take advantage of the SSD and increasing it’s memory?
    No, only some limited games will decrease it’s size by half.

    Can all PS4 games get a PS5 upgrade to unlock frame rate or get increased visuals for a PS5 release?
    No, only a selection of games we have chosen.

    Can we get a new Ryzen based portable PlayStation console that could easily run PS4 games from it?
    No. We don’t do portable anymore.

    Can you use those studios that you’ve purchase to make PC games to enhance the same games on PS5 first BEFORE going to PC?
    No.

    Essentially the current leadership is big MF if you bought a PS5, you need a PC instead.

  • Far cry 6 hands down was the best in this month.but maybw guardians of the galaxy is top tier haven’t played it yet

    • Marvel games are for the younger audience. If you’re 15 or younger, you will most likely like it. If you’ve grown up and traded imagination for a realist-type mind (which is the evolution of growing mature), you won’t like it at all.

  • GOTG

    Regard,
    John Earwig

  • for me its alan wake remastered

  • Farcry 6 oh ya

  • Hey, not to be rude or anything but all these new games are not good at all nothing really good for PS5..

    Ubisoft is quantity over quality

    Naughty dog should do a online open world game they are amazing studio!

    First person shooters are riddled with cheaters using devices such as cronus zen / max

    A good development would be a ultra realistic 4K native car game like a bridge between Grand Turismo 7 and Need for Speed.. to be honest something like Forza Horizon 5 but better

    Where lets say you upgrade a supra for example you have the ability to swap engines but only actual engines that would fit in the car for example 1JZ would be standard 2JZ would be the upgrade and other Toyota/ Lexus engines that would fit in the body realistic engines that you can actually see underneath the bonnet each engine looks different

    Actual performance parts that you can buy in stores and upgrade your cars in real life

    Top tier cars even concept cars like the Toyota FT1, VW Golf Design Vision GTI, ECT

    While developing the game you should hold a poll of all the other cars players would like to have in the game like the BMW 1 series M, Jesko, etc

    With all available body kits in real life crazy modifications and even a style contest

    Beat Forza Horizon Playstation

    • They can’t beat Forza, cmon – it’s playstation we’re talking about. Forza is $1 on gamepass, GT7 is $70. Not only that, but polyphony has an extremely difficult time making their assets from scratch, and they’re stuck in a loop of official race tracks & they’re too uptight and serious. They need to pass the game along to another company to keep it alive. It always feels like the same old hash.

  • Definitely Guardians of the Galaxy 😍

  • I’ve got Guardians of the galaxy haven’t played it yet but gameplay I’ve seen looks a lot better then what I thought when saw those trailers did. Square enix learn from marvel avengers game hopefully 🙏

  • Yes

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Las crónicas de Hinokami
    Es el mejor videojuego del 2021 •

  • Guardians. Has to be. For how it just completely came out of nowhere. It was on nobodies radar and was also not anticipated in the slightest by anyone. The avengers game had more hype behind it than this and this has completely destroyed that game in every aspect, IMO it’s as good as the Spider-Man game on PS4 and that was the reason I brought a PS4.

  • My choice is Guardians of the Galaxy. Almost immediately. Love the movie,all the characters and the game is mine GOTY.
    P.S. Can’t seem to find the pool button,strange

  • House of ashes is the best . I loved the story .

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 🤘🏾🔥

  • Easily guardians of the galaxy it’s so much fun playing it on my ps5

  • October month was full with amazing games. I would choose more than one like : Back4Blood . Alan Wake Remastered etc. But in my opinion “ House of Ashes “ is the best specially this year they did very well with characters and the game play etc .

  • Back 4 Blood, a classic genre that was left for dead, but now finds a new light 🩸👌

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy better flarking win. This was an amazing game and deserves to be Game of the Year.

  • I vote for Guardians of the Galaxy..

  • So far i’ve really been enjoying the Guardians of the Galaxy game it’s really good so far!!

  • Well I’m going to be honest this year for PlayStation has been on the bland side, where Nintendo has seen a pretty good year of games. But if we must I guess for Oct 21 I would have to say Guardians of the Galaxy, not the greatest take on it, but wasn’t horrible either, and Demon Slayer was fun but fell flat on the world building and seemed rushed towards the end, with no real fighting or leveling to reward you with. But if we don’t count remakes and such, I have to say Caligula effect 2 and ActRaiser are wonderful and worth the price. Even though the yr was bland there are a few good ones for 2021, mine are Resident evil village, Tales of Arise, Returnal, Kena, Guardians of the Galaxy, Astria Asceding , It takes Two, Caligula 2, Assassins Creed, Back 4 Blood, Neir and a ton of other Remakes and Redo’s but they were great when they originally released, although some didn’t even try to address the few issues and plot holes and bad mechanics in places that couldve improved them. But thank God for them because if not, some studios would be in the red. Looking forward to a great 2022 in gaming, fingers crossed. And if Someone important from Sony actually reads this, its a shame you removed the video and tv, anime off the store, and trying to kill off the older systems that still function by making it harder to purchase games for them. Even though I personally always want a physical copy of a game myself, sometimes Ps3 or vita your only choice now is digital. And its a missed opportunity with not having your own streaming service, Disney is making huge bucks off of the good X-men and Spiderman movies you did that started the whole super craze.

  • I forgot Song and smoke was pretty decent too.

  • Guardians of the galaxy hands-down the best game I’ve played this year it is hilarious and it’s really fun

  • Far cry 6 was a action packed game that I loved!

  • Easy, Guardian of the Galaxy !!! Character Story – 3 Person Action RPG – Graphics … TRIFECT, WIN!!!

  • BACK 4 BLOOD Hands-down one of the best zombie shooter so far!!!!!!!!!

  • I Vote For Back4Blood?

    Btw.. Ik This is not my place to ask.
    But by any chance Can We Have
    Ghost Recon Wildlands Or Breakpoint? Then other game can be anything? Just a suggestion – thank you…

  • Back 4 Blood is unlike any zombie game I’ve played definitely on the top!!

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