On this page of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy guide, you can find a walkthrough for Chapter 16 of the story (Magus). Our guide shows how to defeat Magus (the final boss) and how to unlock the epilogue.
- Final boss-Magus (first phase of the encounter)
- Final boss-Magus (second phase of the encounter)
- Final boss-Magus (the third phase of the encounter)
- Campaign epilogue
Final boss-Magus (first phase of the encounter)
Magus is the final boss in the game and the confrontation with him will begin immediately after the conclusion of Chapter 15. The boss battle is the mainstay of Chapter 16.
He is a very unusual opponent because you won't fight Magnus in a regular fight, in which you would have to deplete his energy bar gradually. This encounter is about choosing the right dialog options, getting rid of common opponents, and completing QTE.
During the fight with the Magus, you have to select the correct dialog option three times. This is required to complete the finale, and the heroes' goal is to provoke the Magus.
With the first choice, choose the right dialog option - Slow Clap.
The game won't let you make the next choice immediately. First, you have to complete other tasks. The first is reaching the force field created by Nikki. Run without stopping, and you will have time to avoid death before the planet launched by the boss reach you.
The next step to defeat a group of opponents called by the Magus. They are not difficult to defeat, and you should rely on area attacks instead of aiming at a single enemy. Two things to remember when fighting:
- Avoid the Magus bombing - As in some previous battles, the places where the missiles land are marked with red circles. Dash or run away from them.
- Stay away from the edge of the arena- Losing your footing and falling doesn't mean you're going to die instantly, but you're going to lose some health.
Final boss-Magus (second phase of the encounter)
After the fight is over, you will resume banter with the Magus. With the second choice, decide on right dialog option - Badger Him.
Just like in the previous phase, you have to reach shelter before the planet hits the arena and then defeat a group of weak opponents. Both these scenes will not surprise you with anything new.
Final boss-Magus (the third phase of the encounter)
You have the last third choice to make. Choose left dialog option - Provoke the Magus.
At the very end, there are several QTEs - finishing the sequence traps the Magus in the stone.
First, you have to press the indicated buttons at the proper times, i.e. when the shrinking circle gets inside the smaller circle and turns green. The sequence is X/A, Triangle/Y, Circle/B, and again Triangle/Y.
In addition, you need to mash triangle/Y to wrestle with the Magus.
Epilogue will begin once you have imprisoned the Magus. Once you're in the Star-Lord's quarters, you can choose any reaction you want in front of the mirror. They will only affect the course of the hero's monologue.
The interesting thing is that in the final cut-scene, the Nova Corps device installed onboard Milano will be activated. This event will take place if you haven't paid the fine.
Moreover, you'll learn the fates of main characters. The events appearing on the screen will differ based on what decisions you've made during the game.
Important note - Guardian's of the Galaxy doesn't have an endgame phase - you cannot continue your adventures after the game concludes. You can repeat the chapters, but your progress won't be saved. If you want to get an opportunity to pick up missed collectibles or make different choices, you can start a new campaign in New Game Plus mode. Once begun, you'll maintain already found secrets and perks.