|a game by||Unicube Studios|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Download Strategy Games, Survival Games, Post-Apocalyptic Games|
Have you ever considered what would happen when the inevitable Apocalypse hits? Will it be zombies that doom mankind? Will it be sentient robots that send us packing? No, most likely it will be our own stupidity as a race and a giant atomic bomb. Sheltered is a series that sees that fantasy become a reality and allow you to live out the rest of your days underground and build a society that can last in spite of a nuclear fallout.
This game plays like management simulation games such as Sim City, Tropico or Civilisation. However, the gameplay format plays much closer to games such as Habbo Hotel or Fallout Shelter. Sheltered 2 allows you to live life in spite of the world’s end. However, is this a blessing or should things have been left to crumble to dust? We find out in our review of Sheltered 2.
Shelter From The Storm
Firstly, let us take a look at the graphics for this title. The game looks rather impressive when compared to other management block style games. The title offers a much more gritty and true to reality aesthetic that other titles of this nature that opt for a much more light hearted style. It’s a decision that allows this game to stand out. However, as a small criticism, we would have liked to see less of a reliance on warm colours and more of a variety overall.
Then in terms of the gameplay, this game is a hoot to play, again, in spite of the subject matter. It’s a real improvement on the original. You still have the tactical survival core gameplay. However, this time you have online functionality, excellent additional quest lines that allow you to build relationships with others in the post Apocalypse and overall, this is a much more social and fun affair in comparison.
One of the most inspired changes to this game is the move towards a much more masocore friendly approach. The game is much more tricky due to less hand-holding, more tactical aspects to consider and the addition of permadeath. It doesn’t act as a barrier to entry but we will say that it helps offer new challenge to experienced fans of the series and we can’t wait to see how they tackle said challenge.
Overall, this game is a stern rival to Fallout Shelter and State of Decay. It may not have the same cultural appeal but the excellent graphics and outstanding gameplay speak for themselves.
Sure the narrative may be very weak, however, it is a small price to pay for the satisfaction of deep, nuanced and fun RTS and resource management action. So if you haven’t tried this one, be sure to do so very soon.
- Great graphics for a game using this format
- Gameplay is fun and social
- The title has a weak storyline
- Gameplay can become repetitive as time goes on
Download Sheltered 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP