Popular zombie card game Shelter gets updated and goes free

Shelter is a popular zombie game that has elements of a collectible card game as well as a castle defense game. In the game, you need to work your way through the city, battling zombies, in an effort to be reunited with the woman you love. As you go along, your card deck grows and the challenges increase.

Shelter is not your typical zombie game, and the combat is more strategy oriented than action packed. You are defending against the zombie onslaught through a card game and not running around shooting them. Unlike most card games though, the game offers deep and challenging gameplay that gets very addictive.

The game offers more than 100 game cards and is quite easy to learn, but definitely hard to master. The graphics are inspired by graphic novels and hand-drawn comics and with the haunting background score, they have an engaging appeal.

The latest update bumps the game to v1.2.23.0 and apart from bug fixes and minor changes, introduces difficulty ratings and reward icons to location cards to make collecting easier. The game also offers multiple player decks and an updated deck builder now.

Shelter is a surprisingly entertaining game, and the story and characters are very compelling. The game usually goes for $1.99, but as part of a myAppFree promotion, it is available for free till tomorrow (12 noon on May 12; UTC+1 London time).

You can download the game for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.

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Abhishek Baxi