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15 best offline Android games that require no WiFi

Not everywhere has an internet connection. For those times when you don't, here are the best offline Android games!
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November 4, 2022
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A lot of Android games depend on a mobile data connection. Whether it’s downloading stuff from the server like Clash of Clans, or using it for DRM protection like most Final Fantasy games, it seems like virtually every game is asking you to be within close proximity of a web connection just to make the game run. Not everyone has that luxury so here are fifteen of the best offline Android games that don’t require Wi-Fi at all. If none of these are floating your boat, Google Play has a list of offline games for your convenience. Those include some modern games like Subway Surfers and classics like Fruit Ninja.

Here are some of the best Android games that don’t require Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection.

The best offline Android games

Alto’s Odyssey

Price: Free to play

Alto’s Odyssey is one of the newer offline games that requires no Wi-Fi. It’s a side-scrolling infinite runner. You ski down various slopes, make various jumps, and collect a bunch of coins. The coins unlock customization elements in the game shop. You also get colorful, good-looking graphics. They won’t win any awards for realism, but they sure are nice to look at. The mechanics are easy enough. You move forward on your own. The only player controls are jumping and performing flips in mid-air. The game is free, although it does have advertising. You can pay to remove the ads or buy coins to unlock customization elements. It’s one of the most popular offline Android games.

The Battle of Plantronicstopia

Price: Free / Up to $4.49

The Battle of Plantronicstopia is a turn-based strategy game. It plays like you would expect a game like this to play. You try to control the map, defeat opponents, upgrade your technology, and explore new areas. The game includes single and multiplayer modes, and both are available offline. Additionally, there are a few other game modes, a variety of actions you can take, a leaderboard with top scores, and randomly generated maps to make each restart a new experience.

There are in-app purchases, but it’s basically just DLC content. Players generally have a few complaints here and there, but generally speaking, the game is well received and quite fun.

Bloons TD 6

Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases

Bloons TD 6 is the latest entrant in the classic tower defense franchise. It plays a lot like its predecessors. You set up towers along a road and defeat bad guys as they approach. The game features 20 maps, five levels of upgrades, heroes, and 19 towers with three upgrade paths each. You also get a rich meta with plenty of individual tower upgrades for certain situations. Finally, players get multiple difficulties and a few different game modes. Of course, the game is playable offline. It runs for $4.99 with some additional (and optional) in-app purchases. It’s easily one of the top two best tower defense releases from 2018.

Crossy Road

Price: Free to play

Crossy Road is one of the most popular mobile games. It’s basically the Frogger of the mobile gaming generation. You guide a chicken across the road, streams, and around various obstacles. The game features over 150 collectible characters, local and online multiplayer (when you play online anyway), offline support, Android TV support, and more. It’s a family-friendly game that is free to play. The in-app purchases are mostly for cosmetic stuff that doesn’t affect the game.

Dead Cells

Price: $8.99

Dead Cells is a roguevania. It features an interconnected world and non-linear gameplay so you can explore as you choose. There is also the threat of permadeath along with fun hack-n-slash mechanics and some platforming as well. Additionally, the game features two modes (auto-hit and regular), custom controls, external controller support, and full offline support. Dead Cells is one of the more difficult games on the list but goodness is it fun.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters

Price: $17.99 each

Square Enix re-released every early Final Fantasy game in the form of a Pixel Remaster. You can get Final Fantasies I, II, III, IV, V, and VI. They come with remastered 2D pixel art, remastered soundtracks, and remastered special effects. There are some minor flubs here and there, like a lack of controller support, but Square Enix makes up for it by letting you play the game offline. The original mobile ports were a lot less liberal about such things.

In terms of complaints, they are few, but present. The games could definitely use some controller support. Additionally, some color palettes didn’t get updated, so some enemies look old, while everything else on the screen looks new. It’s small stuff, but at $17.99 for each game, we think you should know about the small stuff too.

GRID Autosport

Price: $9.99

GRID Autosport is one of the newest racing games and it has offline support. In addition, it has full controller support, a metric ton of content to unlock, and a ton of races to play through. The game is a full port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version with all of the DLC included for the $9.99 price tag. You also get a bunch of race types, excellent graphics, and above-average gameplay. There isn’t a lot wrong with this one and it’s one of the few good racing games for mobile with controller support as well as offline support.


Iron Marines Invasion

Price: $2.99 with in-app purchases

Iron Marines Invasion is the latest game from Ironhide Games, the devleopers of the Iron Marines and Kingdom Rush franchises. This one is a strategy game where you explore the game maps, fight bad guys, and complete each story mission. You’ll face big armies, boss fights, and more. You’ll also get heroes and boosts to help pave your way to victory.

The game is pretty decent, and doesn’t use the same tower defense mechanics of the developer’s earlier games. However, if you do want those earlier tower defense games, the other Iron Marines and Kingdom Rush games are also playable offline.

Levelhead

Price: $6.99

Levelhead is one of the best platformers in the history of mobile gaming. It features over 90 levels filled with various obstacles and mechanics. There is also a build-your-own-level function and you can download levels created by other players. Some of them are pretty difficult and entertaining. There is very smooth game play and the controls are quite good even if there isn’t controller support (at least not yet). It’s playable offline as well. This is the same developer as Crashlands (Google Play link), an open world game that you can also play offline.

Minecraft

Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases

Minecraft may not have story lines, but if you want the biggest bang for your buck then it’s probably this game. You can create whole worlds and play in them offline either in creative mode or survival where you can build stuff, mine stuff, kill bad guys, and do pretty much whatever you want. It’s not as big and immersive as the computer version but the developers have been closing the gap by adding things like Redstone for more unique building. It’s $6.99 with in-app purchases. The extra purchases are for player skins. Those who like the idea of Minecraft, but want a different experience, Terraria is also an offline game with similar mechanics.

Pocket City

Price: Free / $3.99

Pocket City is a lot like Sim City. It’s a city-builder sim that acts basically the same way. You build roads, buildings, and basically everything else a city needs. Players frequently deal with good things like parties or bad things like massive fires. You have to make sure to achieve good balance in order to make money, level up, unlock more buildings, and unlock more land. The free version contains the base game with advertising. The premium version adds more features, a sandbox mode, and it removes advertising. This is one of the best city-builders on Google Play and it’s not only playable offline, but has no in-app purchases either. Score!

Reigns series

Price: $2.99-$3.99

Reigns is a franchise of simple card games. You play as a ruler and you get cards. Each card gives you an option. You swipe left to agree or swipe right to disagree. The decision you make either gets you to the next stage or kills you and ends your reign. There are three total games in the series. The first features a king, the second a queen, and the thing game features Game of Thrones characters instead of a nameless ruler. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. The mechanics are the same across all three games minus some minor differences. They are all playable offline as well and they are all available for free on Google Play Pass.

The Room series

Price: $0.99 / $1.99 / $3.99 / $4.99

The Room is a series of outstanding puzzle games. They all have deep puzzles, outstanding graphics, and arcane story lines. The first three games feature puzzles strewn about a room. You solve them to escape the room. The fourth game takes place in a dollhouse and that’s a fun little experience. The earlier games are a little shorter, but multiple endings in the later games help replay value and game length. You can play any of them offline. However, you can’t use the cloud saving feature in The Room 3 and The Room: New Sins while offline. They are also relatively inexpensive, have no in-app purchases, and have no advertising.

Stardew Valley

Price: $7.99

Stardew Valley is one of the truly excellent games of the last couple of years. It features both offline support as well as controller support if you want those two features. The game is a farming simulator with some RPG elements. You plant stuff, fish, engage with the local town, and restore your farm to greatness. The charming retro graphics work well for this title and it hits all of the marks, especially considering it’s a PC port. This game is also available for Google Play Pass members for free.

Streets of Rage 4

Price: $5.99 + $2.99

Streets of Rage 4 is a mobile port of the 2020 console and PC version of the game. It launched in 2022, and has been generally praised so far. The port has every mission from the original game along with each character. There is also a story mode, a training mode, and an arcade mode, so there are a few different things to do. In terms of gameplay, it’s classic arcade beat ’em up. You walk around the level, beat up bad guys, attempt to avoid taking damage, and fight bosses.

In addition to the main game, there is a DLC available that adds three new playable characters, a survival mode, and more. This is a modern take on an classic genre, and there really isn’t much wrong with it.


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