Guide a powerful Lynx through vast open landscapes. Give birth to your cubs, raise and strengthen them by mastering your skills for hunting prey. Explore the wild beauty of nature and do everything possible to prepare your family for the vicious entities dwelling on the cold tundra.Read full description
"For those who like to get something different out of their games, Shelter 2 offers a fresh take that successfully builds on the formula of the earlier title without tangling it up in new or difficult features." [IGN ]
Guide a powerful Lynx through vast open landscapes. Give birth to your cubs, raise and strengthen them by mastering your skills for hunting prey. Explore the wild beauty of nature and do everything possible to prepare your family for the vicious entities dwelling on the cold tundra.
Shelter 2 portraits a mother lynx and her life cycle, starting as a pregnant animal preparing her den for the coming litter, giving birth, and continuing in to a journey of parenthood where nurturing her cubs is paramount for survival.
The more you feed the stronger you and your cubs will become, and failing to find food will lead to dire consequences. To avoid starvation there are many features to master, such as different types of movements, jumps and techniques for hunting prey. Besides finding food you must make sure to have a good den, see that your cubs drink water from nearby rivers, and make sure to call them close when they wander to far away.
A vast wilderness awaits
Set out to explore several huge open territories from a safe haven - the den. A central place in the world where the lynx can always return to, either to gather strength, or to place bone trophies and other pickups such as rare plants and leafs that can be found in hidden places throughout the vast wilderness.
The world of Shelter 2 portraits natures borderless beauty, and its melancholic rawness. The music is once again created by Retro Family and the visuals have been reinvented with dense atmosphere and lighting over the patterned graphical Art-style.
The Feel Simulator. I fell in love with the first Shelter game, Music, art style and story is unique. However, I made the right decision to buy Shelter 2 when it was on discount because I got far less gameplay experience from it compared to Shelter. Seasons go by too quickly. I never made it to tundra before it was time to say goodbye to my cubs. In fact, I managed to do very little exploring at all due to how quickly seasons passed. I like the idea of more of an open world versus Shelter's levels, but it was still way too fast-pased for my taste. I also encountered few audio bugs when suddenly my audio completely disappeared. Controls are also a bit hard, camera doesn't follow as well as I'd like it to and sometimes turning is very painful. I was hoping to get more of a lynx family experience, although having my teenage cubs hunting on their own was more than enjoyable. I was genuinely shocked after I first time played it and completed it so quickly. I really hoped it would have more to play in it. In the end, I really love it but to me it didn't seem to be a complete game.
A lot of Shelter 2 exists outside of the player, or even the mother lynx. A lot of Shelter 2 has to do with where you are and what you need to do before even doing it. I can describe Shelter 2 as largely atmospheric. Mostly ethereal. All the time urgent as well. The interesting art and music throw you into a false sense of the familiar, but it also lets you know how far away separated you are from the game, as if saying, "You are only the player. This is MY game. MY experience." The urgency of motherhood faced with the relentlessness of outside threats keep you alert, but the game also creates pockets of peace, purposefully done so that you can breathe. Not all the time will you be running from danger. And not all danger is external. Shelter 2 is all about the experience, and I have to say, the experience is intense and incredible.
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