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Lil’ Guardsman

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Lil’ Guardsman charms players with its witty humor, whimsical world, and quirky characters. The game features engaging “Papers, Please”-inspired gameplay, a heartwarming story, and excellent voice acting. While the story is somewhat predictable and the difficulty uneven, the overall sentiment is overwhelmingly positive, making Lil’ Guardsman a delightful adventure worth checking out.

Game Info

Imagine you’re a 12 year old, suddenly in charge of the guard shed at the castle gate, where you decide if elves, goblins and 100+ other characters should be admitted. It’s a wonderful combination of deduction, narrative and puzzle games.

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42% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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Cosmin Vasile (Softpedia)
January 24, 2024
9.5/10

Lil’ Guardsman is a fun game that expertly combines story and gameplay. It’s built around a loveable central character who finds herself at the core of an interesting although familiar narrative. The deduction mechanics require players to pay attention, but the game also smartly gives them a rewind ability if they want to retcon some choices.

Sebastian Hawden (PlayStation Universe)
January 29, 2024
9/10

Unique, funny and so entertaining, Lil’ Guardsman has all the traits I want from games in my old age. Lil’ Guardsman is like nothing else on the market, it’s beautiful and so well written that its world will swallow you whole. It’s not often you get to play a game that makes you smile from start to finish but Lil’ Guardsman stole a Lil’ piece of my heart. I cannot recommend it enough.

Aran Suddi (TheSixthAxis)
January 23, 2024
8/10

Lil Guardsman’s mix of border control and adventure is a whole heap of fun, with genuine comedic moments combined with great acting. There are a few issues with the story, with the occasional inconsistency or predictable moment, but all in all this is a great addition to the genre.

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