Shelter 2

Play as a Lynx raising her cubs in the brutal but beautiful tundra. Surviving in the middle of the food chain you will be both predator and prey so be on your guard, feed your family and enjoy precious moments of peace and tranquillity when you can!

About Shelter 2:

Starting as a pregnant mother your lynx begins her adventure by giving birth, then it's up to you to continue her journey into parenthood. Nurturing cubs is paramount and of course your survival is the only thing that will guarantee theirs!
Shelter 2 includes more elaborate gameplay features than its predecessor including stamina, different types of movements, jumps and a variety of prey to kill all in the setting of the beautiful changing seasons. Besides hunting there are several maternal and hunting features, such as calling the cubs closer, sniffing out prey, drinking water from rivers and lifting and carrying your cubs from harm’s way.

A vast wilderness awaits

Environments in Shelter 2 are much bigger than its predecessor and allow a lot more freedom than ever before, allowing players to find favorite spots to return to. This time, weather and seasons change, harsh winters and bloomy summers await you! The music is once again scored by Retro Family, awarded for their work on the Pid Soundtrack, and the visuals have been reinvented by adding dense atmosphere and lighting to the patterned graphical art style.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later
Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 1 GB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
Storage: 2 GB available space
Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
  • A more ambitious game than the first one, it's still unique, poetic and all, but you still need to be in the right state of mind to appreciate it.

  • The new open world structure works well, and the less linear experience really shines. A great simulation, different than any other you've tried before.

  • 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.

  • Pelit (Finland)

    A game both lovely and flawed. Just as its predecessor, Shelter 2 is a moving, beautiful experience. It's also a bit too simple and short. The open world is a wonderful addition, but why is there so little to do in there? [Apr 2015]

  • It's no longer surprising, but it's a step forward improving the original concept, making it open world and widening the possibilities.

  • Shelter 2 is an unique game about the uncertainty of life and the challenges of motherhood. Despite the few contents and a too simplistic gameplay, you will live a fantastic and emotionally involving experience.

  • Shelter 2 is pretty much a happening like the first game, but this time around, it is a mature work of art that has a clear idea at its core.

  • With a different type of animal as the key role, Shelter 2 is radically different from its predecessor. This makes the game unique, but it does not leave the same deep impression as the first Shelter. That being said, this interactive nature documentary is special on its own.

  • Games Master UK

    Technically flawed but with a bulletproof message delivered through gameplay. [May 2015, p.80]

  • Although I appreciate the game for its many merits, I wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending it until the price comes down a bit, but as it does, the likelihood of you regretting the purchase goes down with it.

  • Fun and beautiful, but a plain game that fails to overcome the previous game's success.

  • Shelter 2 is still a unique and unconventional game, but larger world and no changes in gameplay introduce too much monotony to the experience.

  • The original Shelter had me instantly replaying it, just to see if I could keep my babies alive. This time though, despite the bigger levels and excellently-crafted simple gameplay, I put the game down. It’s worth experiencing, but on this evidence the Lynx will flourish in wolf-free Britain.

  • A game that woefully undercooks its concept, a partial success in that nothing that the game does is particularly bad, but for a concept that has always felt like a no-brainer, “why didn't somebody think of that before” situation, the fact that it doesn't do some fairly obviously things to make the game earn its price tag is disheartening.

  • Shelter 2 is a boring open empty world game with nothing to do.

  • CD-Action

    The most annoying flaws of the original game are back: faulty collision detection, invisible walls, insane camera, short gameplay time and a predictable, cheesy ending. [05/2015, p.76]

  • The problems of the original Shelter remain albeit in a bigger and more complex world. [Issue#160, p.108]

  • The lack of threat and its big yet pointless open world robs the game of challenge, likely leaving you broadly unsatisfied after just a handful of hours.

  • The lynx family survival simulator, which went wrong. It builds on the foundations of the first game, that are not working in the open world and beyond admiring the beautiful landscape it offers practically nothing. Don´t expect entertaining survival from Shelter 2.

  • Shelter 2 fails to deliver what its concept promises, but it remains an enjoyable adventure that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

  • In some ways, Shelter 2 improves on its predecessor, but its brevity and lack of depth make it much weaker than the first overall.

  • If you like the moodiness, art, and adorable lynx babies, Shelter 2 might be worth a purchase if it’s on sale, but don’t expect much.

  • Shelter 2 isn't all bad, though, as the unusual watercolor-style visuals help to create a uniquely attractive view of nature.

  • It’s just a shame that the gameplay is so generic.

  • The game’s utter lack of compelling mechanics and scenarios, combined with a dreadfully dull world, make it a laughable proposition at fifteen dollars, and the most disappointing sequel I may have ever played.

  • I really wanted to enjoy the adventure of living as a lynx mother, but technical flaws alone have me weary of playing another Might and Delight title. Although the game is only $14.99, the entertainment value offered is far below that.

Shelter 2
14.99 ₳ 2.94 ₳
Title: Shelter 2
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
Released: 9 March 2015
Developer: Might and Delight
Publisher: Might and Delight
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
  • Retro XP
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Simplified Chinese
Portuguese - Brazil
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