Last Shelter: Survival is an online strategy war game developed and maintained by Long Tech Network. Among the large variety of strategy games, Last Shelter stands out due to its unique Zombie based gameplay. This post gives a detailed review and brief glance at the game.
With over 10M+ downloads, Last Shelter: Survival is a popular strategy game. The player is put in charge of a shelter/base for survivors of a zombie apocalypse. You must build and develop your shelter to attack powerful enemies and zombies.
The main goal of the game is to increase the power of your base as high as possible to dominate other players. As soon as the player joins the game, a quick 5-minute tutorial makes him/her accustomed to the game mechanics. Like all building games, the player can set up various structures on his/her base. These structures have various functions such as gathering resources, storing resources, research, training troops and much more. The player has free will in placing these buildings wherever they want.
In order to strengthen your base, the game provides two features namely training troops and hiring Heroes each with their own unique attributes and powers. The player must balance resource gathering, troop building, and zombie-killing effectively to excel at this game. This makes it truly one of its kind strategy game.
However, as you progress through the game, the upgrades and other such features can take days to complete. Thus, the player requires great patience and time management to be able to compete.
The multi-player mechanic of the game allows the player to join alliances. These alliances can consist of players from all over the world or can be specific to a particular region/country. The alliances can wage wars on each other or have a friendship pact leading to a unique real-world dynamic. This game also boasts one of the best in-game chat and translator allowing you to understand players who use different languages. Statements like “Joined a Mexican alliance, learned how to speak Spanish, got raided by Turks, and Canadians came and helped us” are not very uncommon from players in this game.
But this is not all. The player and his/her alliance are part of a state with its own designated identification number. If you are powerful enough, you can become the president of your state and command other players. The world of Last Shelter: Survival consists of many such states which wage war on each other leading to alliances and its player forgetting their differences to protect the state and win huge rewards.
Once you pick up this game, it is very difficult to not get hooked to it. The highly competitive nature of the game makes the player visit it daily. While it is free to play, there are many in-app purchases that can give you bonuses over other players. However, these will only take you as far. The real weapon to conquer others is your own mind. You can try different strategies to play this game to see which works best. The multi-player aspect allows you to make friends around the world. Discussing team strategies with your teammates on discord or line is not uncommon. However, as you progress through the game, the focus on zombie killing is reduced to a side quest. Thus, the player has to adjust accordingly.