Games Like Sheltered

Games Like Sheltered
Games Like Sheltered are a precious find. A story about the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, the game, developed by Unicube, follows a family that by taking refuge in an underground shelter, managed to survive. Now, inside the shelter, they find themselves low on food, water and basic items.

Their only chance of survival is to go outside and search for the supplies they need in order to survive. But the outside is different from before. A lot of dangers lurk in the crumbled streets, such as other humans and surviving beasts. And a constant danger for all of those that venture outside is the radiation, a threat that forever lingers.

In this survival simulation game, some of the main objectives are: keeping your family safe from the dangers of the new world; improving and securing your shelter, making it more habitable; recruiting outside members and integrating them; and training and arming your family.

What truly makes this game different from other nuclear apocalypse games is the family. They are the core of the game and the most important goal is to keep them alive, even if morally dubious decisions have to be taken. You can initially choose your family members’ names, gender and looks. A family pet is also allowed and you can choose between a dog, cat, fish, snake or horse.

As the game progresses, the choices you make in order to guarantee the family’s safety begin to take a toll on them, changing their personalities in accordance with the decisions made.

If survival simulation games are something you like, this game, with its mix of moral conflicts and an apocalyptical world, is one you don’t want to miss.

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Oxygen Not Included preview

Somewhere in space, you find yourself stuck inside a huge rock, with low amounts of oxygen. You only have one choice in order to survive: explore it. Soon you find out that the rock you’re stuck in has a lot of resourses and alongside your companions, exploration begins! Mine resources, build rooms, forge machines and fight alien organisms in this innovative space colony simulation!

About the game:
Released: 18 May, 2017
Genre: Indie, Simulation
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Publisher: Klei Entertainment
System Requirements:
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  • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 (AMD or NVIDIA equivalent)
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

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Tags: 2D, Adventure, Base Building, Difficult, Exploration, Indie, Open World, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Space, Space Sim, Strategy, Survival

Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter preview

In a world devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, you are in control of an underground vault. In it, survivors of the catastrophe try to survive. Send them in missions to the “Wasteland”, the surface; give them outfits, training and weapons. Mentor your survivors and continuously grow your Vault. Lead them to a better life!

About the game:
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Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, PC, Android
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Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
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  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9550 2.83GHZ
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  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 , Radeon HD 6970
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 63

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 89 Hours
  • All Styles 39 Hours
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Tags: 2D, Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Base Building, Casual, Crafting, Free to Play, Multiplayer, Platformer, Post-apocalyptic, RPG, Sandbox, Simulation, Singleplayer, Survival

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This War of Mine preview

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About the game:
Released: 14 Nov, 2014
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Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, PS4, PC, MacOS, Linux, Android
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Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
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Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation

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The gates of hell have been open. Demons run amok in the world, killing and destroying everything. Join a group of survivors in this colony simulation game, build a safe haven, fight the demons, gather resources. And most importanly: find a way to send the demons back to hell.

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Metacritic Rating: n/a

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Doomsday Preppers preview

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About the game:
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System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: n/a

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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

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About the game:
Released: 29 May, 2015
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Platforms: iOS, PC, MacOS, Android
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System Requirements:
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  • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: /
  • Storage: 200 MB

Metacritic Rating: 75

How long to beat?
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RimWorld

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Construct a colony from your three survivors of a shipwreck on a remote world. Tame animals, fashion structures and items, fight pirate raiders and other threats, trade with ships and merchants. Watch as your colonists build and break relationships between each other. Enjoy watching the story grow and develop.

About the game:
Released: 16 Jul, 2016
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System Requirements:
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  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 500 MB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
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  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles 11 Hours
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Tags: 2D, Action, Atmospheric, Base Building, Building, Crafting, Early Access, Indie, Moddable, Open World, Pixel Graphics, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Simulation, Singleplayer, Space, Strategy, Survival

Lil’ Kingdom

Lil’ Kingdom preview

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About the game:
Released: 25 Apr, 2012
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Platforms: iOS, Android
Developer: Glu Mobile
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System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: n/a

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Tags: Action, Adventure, Base Building, Building, Casual, Dungeons

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