Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 3, 2019
    72
    An unabashed love letter to the cult "little" point and click adventures of the 90s, executed with panache. Guaranteed to bring a smile to the lips of veteran adventure gamers but it will be hard pressed to impress the younger generation of players.
  2. May 31, 2019
    70
    A honest fan serving adventure game, with clear yet unlikely influences from King’s Quest, Lure of the Temptress, Mr. Bean, Black Adder and Monty Python.
  3. May 6, 2019
    70
    Though it takes a while to find its own identity and the puzzles are all too simple, Guard Duty is a nostalgia-laden charmer that shows nothing but love and respect for the classic point-and-click titles it most resembles.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Fuz
    May 25, 2019
    9
    What a nice game.
    It's a little amateurish in some regards, but it's clearly a work of love. Very old style. Love the pixel art, clearly hand
    What a nice game.
    It's a little amateurish in some regards, but it's clearly a work of love. Very old style. Love the pixel art, clearly hand drawn - possibly pixel by pixel. Biggest problem for me is how slow the main character is animated. It's just painful to wait for him to go from one point to another.
    The main character and most of the other characters I met so far are quite likable (love the gentle woodlands troll!) and voice acting is a bit of hit and miss - really like the main character, but some other sounds like the actor is trying - without much luck - to mask his voice to sound different. Funny, well written dialogues that don't overstay their welcome [the game is not pointlessly verbose] and the puzzles are pretty easy so far but enjoyable.
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  2. Aug 11, 2019
    7
    I liked it for what it is. I can’t be in the mind of the developepment team but if their goal was to create a early 90s kind of adventure,I liked it for what it is. I can’t be in the mind of the developepment team but if their goal was to create a early 90s kind of adventure, they made a nice job. It doesn’t achieve the same level of polish with the Simon the sorcerer game in most aspects but it’s quite good. The writing is generally good. I don’t have a problem with the pixel art graphics but I would prefer a better art direction in order to make environments a bit more interesting. Voice acting is not at the best level but it’s quite ok for the budget. I would recommend it. Full Review »