Sword of the Guardian is an old style Beat'em up game. Offers exhilarating game play experience by featuring command-based combo attacks (such as “↓ → + attack” and “↓ ↑ + attack”) customized for each character, immersive hit feeling and diverse actions such as throwing weapons and using magic.
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Positive (29) - 89% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 18, 2018

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“The gameplay is a lot like those old style beat em' ups from the arcades. The animations reflect this, and I really liked that. The gameplay is punchy and has an impact, and the soundtrack is super good. The combo system is unique and interesting.”
7/10 – GameLuster

“Sword of the Guardian is a game I kept coming back to because the combat engine has that Mario quality of being just plain fun to control. If you like action games, definitely give this a look.”
Notable Release

Steam Greenlight

Update Notes

New Version 1.2 has out !
The big improvement on Fighting system !!!
More special moves !! More combos !!!!


About This Game


Did you enjoy playing arcade games with your childhood friends in the past? Paying homage to the popular side-scrolling arcade games in 80s and 90s, the Sword of the Guardians is an amazing retro beat’em up game for you and your fellas to indulge in an incredible adventure.

Setting in the medieval times, the Swordsman, accompanied by the Monk and the Dwarf, is taking on an epic journey and fighting against the villains to protect their people. You can now be the heroes in the battles, against a variety of intriguing enemies as you move up to each level, including troops of armies, assassins, wizards, bombers, butchers, skeletons and spirits and so on. Prepare to be captivated by the spectacular 3D backgrounds and immersive background music and sound effects as you venture through the forests, villages, dungeons and castles.

The Sword of the Guardian offers exhilarating game play experience by featuring command-based combo attacks (such as “↓ → + attack” and “↓ ↑ + attack”) customized for each character, immersive hit feeling and diverse actions such as throwing weapons and using magic.

Pick a character to fight! Unleash your power with the three distinctive characters of your choice. Whether it’s the Swordsman who fights for love, the Monk for wisdom or the Dwarf for power, you are guaranteed to experience a breathtaking gameplay as you perform the signature and powerful combo attacks. Compete with your friends on the number of cohesive hits in a flamboyant playing style.


  • A co-op gameplay supporting three local players
  • Multiple endings and storyline
  • Retro arcade gameplay with exhilarating hit feeling
  • Three characters with distinctive features and fighting styles at your disposal
  • Command-based combo attacks and diverse actions such as throwing weapons and using magic to achieve endless fighting combinations
  • A creative range of weapons and magic to enhance cooperation between players, including physical daggers and bombs, magic power over ice and fire, and healing and protection spells
  • Spectacular 3D backgrounds, with variation on weather and lighting

About the developer

This game has been developed by a solo developer who has spent 4 years’ time on game design, graphics, programming and visual effect on his own.


The story began in Northies, one of the separate kingdoms in the medieval time, where a violent and cruel political coup was happening. Regarded as the fiercest warrior since the beginning of kingdom, Lord Gran was suddenly charged with treason and beheaded when the new young king was crowned and ruled. All his loyal followers and servants were also exiled or assassinated. Posing threats to the kingdom, the conspiracy was believed to be spearheaded by the sadistic leader of the Holy Army, Lord Barnett, who was rising to power in the church and among the nobility, and ultimately, controlling the new king.

10 years ago, when Lord Gran was severely wounded in a war, he was saved from death by a kid and his villagers. In order to show his gratitude, he taught and trained the kid to fight with a sword and offered the villagers an abundance of resources. After his death, for the fear of oppression, Lord Barnett massacred the whole village in the name of purging infidels. Having learnt of the brutal truth, the kid who managed to escape was determined to find out the reason of Lord Gran’s death and take revenge, accompanied by his buddies met in his journey.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.5ghz Intel i5-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard or dedicated graphics accelerator with 1GB+ of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    • Processor: i5 3.0ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or highter
    • DirectX: Version 11
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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