Rock, Paper, Shotgun: "I think some will be frustrated by the linearity. Like I say, I can’t help imagining a version where the world is procedurally generated, and my goal is to see how many cubs I can see through to adulthood in an open world. Maybe that’s the sequel. But taken as what it intends to offer, Shelter is a really beautiful thing. It’s smart, simple, and deeply moving. No, I didn’t cry. But I did gasp, whelp, and sigh a lot, either with relief or shame. For its bargain £7, it’s unlike anything else you’ll have played, and well worth exploring."