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.
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Release Date: Mar 9, 2015

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About This Game

The beauty of nature goes hand in hand with its unforgiving rawness. That is central in Shelter 2, and one of the reasons we chose to make a game about a Lynx. They are in middle of the food chain, and there are far more vicious things out on the cold tundra.

The game follows the life of a mother lynx, starting as a pregnant animal, giving birth and continuing in to a journey of parenthood where nurturing her cubs is paramount for survival. Shelter 2 includes more elaborate gameplay features than its predecessor, such as stamina, different types of movements, jumps and a variety of prey to kill. Besides hunting there are several maternal and hunting features, such as calling the cubs closer, smell for prey, making sure they drink 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 awaits you!
The music is once again presented 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.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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2.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Well, yes, this is a fantastic game from the artistic point of view.
Man those cubs are so lovely. So you will get in love with this mother and those cubs.
The sounds are really cool, the very strange style is funny and appealing.
The crawling toward your prey is really well thought but hey... that's almost it.

It would be an artistic demo I would back up that but this is a game, it's kinda poor.
You basically just have to hunt for preys and avoid dangerous predators all the time which is really fun and well made... but doing that over and over to feed your cubs is not really fun.

There is a system of collectibles but I got bored before starting to collect those things so I don't know all the game.

shame for such a great effort on the style, really.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
:3 meow >:3
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39.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
My favourite game.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
I will keep this short. The good parts of this game are that it's unique, has some charm, and I personally liked the art style.

The bad parts of this game are that the controls are a little funky(though at least rebindable), it's too easy, the stealth system just didn't seem to work well(bushes and such did nothing for me), and honestly there just isn't a lot to do. Your time will be spent doing two things. Making sure your cubs are close and killing rabbits. No interaction with the cubs, they don't do anything but follow and eat, no need for shelter. Really this game doesn't have a lot to offer and despite taking only a little over an hour to complete I was bored of the simple and not well done mechanics.

Of course it all comes down to what you get for the price and for 17 canadian it's just not worth it.
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2.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
Shelter 2 is an expansive, open world game that follows the growth of four baby lynxes and mother lynx. The visuals are pleasant and artistic, making the game feel more like an extended art piece. The gameplay can be lacking, though, as the only goals are to hunt prey to feed your young, and optionally collect objects spread throughout the world.

I had pined after this game after playing Shelter, so I came into it with expectations that it would be similar to Shelter, but with a bit more. While Shelter offered the story telling aspect related to nurturing young babies as a mother, Shelter 2 is does not have a solid plot (apart from cubs-grow-up).

Hunting: As the mother lynx, you must take into mind the remaining stamina and consider if that will be enough to run after a prey. To catch a prey, you have to intersect their running path (or sometimes you will randomly pick up a frog). You have the option to offer the kill to your young, or to eat it for yourself. However, I've found that it isn't necessary for the mother lynx to eat or drink at all throughout the game.

Visuals: The seasons have good pacing, and the game feels like there's always a little more for me to discover, as if on a walk. My only criticism is that the collectibles are often hard to distinguish from the environment and because of that, it makes the task seem almost too difficult. There are too many collectibles, and some are so small and easy to miss.

Plot: I appreciated the ability to name your cubs are the beginning of the game. Unlike Shelter, Shelter 2 made me feel more attached to the cubs. I felt the a similar heart break to Shelter when losing a cub, but with a larger magnitude as they felt individual and real. The 'plot' itself is mainly driven by texts cut into the game as the cubs progress through their adolesence.

Overall, I'd recommend the game for extremely casual gamers. It's relaxing, apart from some of the threats present to the young, and the ending credit scene ties the game together pretty well. Go into the game with an exploratory mind set, rather than a completionist mindset and just enjoy the scenery.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
I haven't played much of this game, but so far I'm rather enjoying it. It's the perfect tool for procrastinating your Mammalogy exam on carnivores. "I now AM a carnivore, I don't need to study them!" I said to myself. I'm sure playing this game will all be worth it once I need to determine the differences between a bobcat skull and a lynx skull.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
Ever wonder what a Pac-Men game would have been like had it been invented for only the first time last year? It would be an open-world environment where you'd run around eating glowing pills. But given that things are more complex these days, the developers may add a hunger-bar which slowly depletes over time. Maybe they'd add a sprint button to let you chase pills which dash off in some random direction as you got close. So here's a question for potential buyers of Shelter 2: Do you like Pac-Man? If so, you'll love this game because its a 3D Pac-Man game but without the Power-Pills.

To say the game is shallow is like saying a sheet is paper is a bit flat. I literally spent 80 minutes expecting things to improve. But then it dawned on me that the point of the game is to just catch food.. over and over. Just like Pac-Man. I have to wonder, what exactly the devs were drinking when they thought that this was a game? I've played the so-called 'walking simulators' and even the worst ones were more interesting than this! So glad I picked this up on Summer Sale but it was still a huge waste of money. How on earth this is a sequel I'll never understand because I can't imagine the original title was any different. And also, why call it Shelter at all when the 'shelter' actually plays only a minor role in the game. Did they think they'd lose sales if they accurately named it Bunny-Chase Simulator?
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2.9 hrs
Posted: September 16
I have no idea why I even bought this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: September 15
Well I liked the game as a whole, the art and music were beautiful, it ran well and the babies are so cute. Though I believe the difficulty needs to be increased. The only thing you need to be aware of is the hunger of your babies and keeping them away from water. I think mine kept getting swept away somehow by water though I never saw it happen, they just disapear if you get them too close to water. I was told there were wolves and predators but I have played 2 whole generations seeing no predators. All you really do is hunt continuously. I like how when the babies get older they help you hunt, that was adorable.

So maybe if the game is still in development then the devs should increase the difficulty somehow without just making the babies hungrier. It's an amazing game, the gameplay is just lacking.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Shelter 2 is gorgeous, expansive, and ultimately a collecting simulator that lasts about an hour and a half before the credits roll. This is more of an art project than a game.

I want to like this. I really, really want to. But it upsets me more than anything that the gameplay is so bare-bones. The game boils down to this: feeding your cubs until they grow up and leave. You can meow at them and they meow back, hunting is simply running at prey and intersecting its path, mother Lynx doesn't even need to eat at all, there is no need or drive to leave the starting area and, in fact, you have a better chance getting your cubs to adulthood if you don't. Even with the addition of the Mountains DLC, predators pose no real threat. The lightning is more threatening than the eagles and foxes.

My best advice is to consider the kind of game you want. If you love collecting (and I mean hundreds and hundreds of items) and looking at pretty scenery and feeling bored, you're better off buying No Man's Sky - at least it comes with a spaceship.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It's like WolfQuest, except actually fun and with pretty graphics. If you catch it on sale, I'd definitely check it out.

-Beautiful art style
-Nice music
-You get to run around as an animal
-Will make you feel emotions

- Map sucks (there's no compass so it's hard to tell which direction you're going)
-Not much replay value. After you raise the cubs all ther is to do is collect ♥♥♥♥, which you will definitely not have the patience to track down. Even if you do, there's no reward except for achievements.
- Normal price tag is a little much considering you have to pay for DLC to access an area of the map.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Honestly a great game but I couldn't handle the sadness.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I was left speachless at how utterly beautiful this game is. I can't put into words as to how at peace this experience made me feel. The fact that you get to raise something so dependent and defenseless, and watch it grow into something so majestic is breathtaking. I can't wait to continue my family tree.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This is a beautiful game! The art style is very different. There isnt much to say from me, JUST BUY THE GAME!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I had this game on my wishlist for awhile and purchased it when it became bundled. By reading others reviews I thought this game had a good story, touching, interesting. I was wrong. It lacks story, if you are not paying attention to the hints you will not know what to do, the environment is boring, just a lot of bunnies.

First time playing and I wasn't paying attention to the hints and had to restart because I didn't know what to do.

Second time playing ended the game in 10 minutes. Found a mate, done!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
extremely fun and scary. the dlc adds a great new area, and some great new threats.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
If you play with the Mountains DLC, the game is great.
I love Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Ecco the Dolphin DC, Abzu, Journey, The Witness... This kind of stuff. Actually Shadow of the Colossus is the only game in my 25 years gaming experience that brought real tears to my eyes, both from sadness and happiness.
Aeris ? The number of materias I got back is the number of ♥♥♥♥s I gave when she "left". The Terror Tears -Silent Hill type- aren't relevant here, your cubs don't end up eviscerated by awkwardly sexy zombie Nurses.
BUT some of them will end up eviscerated off-screen obviously, because mother nature is damn cruel, and you could die of exhaustion trying to catch the big ♥♥♥ eagle who just attacked you and is flying away with your children. In my first playthrough, I watched one of them die of hunger, the second one disappeared in a forest fire, and the third one just vanished behind me after I heard a strange noise. I think it was a fox. Later when the actual eagle attacked, I took the last one in my mouth and I ran, and the eagle tried to kill ME. I didn't meet the wolves or the polar bears yet. I'm so afraid. So mayyyyybe the Terror Tears are relevant in the end
I've found this kind of great emotions and feelings again in Shelter 2 with the Mountains DLC.
And I think it's a real challenge to make a real animal in a video game, because we all know how they move, how they look. Nobody ever saw a real Wyvern. Yet.
In Shelter 2 they are vey well done, AND done in an artistic way. Musics are beautiful.The animations are sometimes a little stiff, and obviously the game is not an AAA, has no real long-term challenge, but it has a very nice feeling of exploration-survival, a unique graphic touch and above all it provides a wide range of emotions if you are willing to take them.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
2 hour $15 game was okay until alien sludge ate my babies

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This game didn't do a good job with telling me what everything meant. I was left confused and frustrated. I ultimately finished a playthrough, but I don't see myself picking it up again. The cubs mewling was cute at first, but got pretty annoying as the game went along. Don't get this unless it's less than $5 - that's what I feel it's worth.
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