Many games and mobile applications today require an Internet connection to function. This can be nothing short of anecdotal if we are used to having good coverage and we live in an urban center. But things change when we leave our comfort zone. In addition, if we are rushing our monthly Gigas, surely we are not very happy that the game on duty eats a few bytes along the way.
In this post, we review 15 notable Android games that don’t require an internet connection to be able to play them with peace of mind. These are, then, some of the best offline games for Android today.
- 1 The 15 best offline games for Android that do not require WiFi or data to work
- 2 Honorable mentions
The 15 best offline games for Android that do not require WiFi or data to work
It should be noted that the best offline games that we can find in the Play Store today are paid. There are many free games, but as far as quality is concerned, if we look for a good offline game as God intended, inevitably –except for a few exceptions- we will have to go through the box.
Limbo is an indie classic for PC that has been ported to Android with great care. It is a 2D platform with a monochrome design and aesthetic, where we put ourselves in the shoes of a young man who is looking for his sister.
A title with a very special atmosphere, which has generated a multitude of tributes and copies more or less inspired in recent years.
In Cover Fire we will be part of the resistance against the evil Tetracorp. A first-person military shooter where we must prevent the enemy from taking over the valuable element 115.
It has a story mode with 60 missions that we can play with the airplane mode activated, without having to connect to the Internet. It has some impressive graphics, and several game modes. One of the best offline shooting games for mobile.
Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition
One of the most classic fighting arcades in history also has its own title for Android. Street Fighter IV: CE required a permanent Internet connection, but Capcom decided to remove this stupid restriction a while ago. We can finally play without having to depend on data or coverage.
In the free version of the game we can only play with Ryu against Chun-Li, Guile and Zangief. If we go to the pro version -which is worth about 5 euros- we will unlock the entire rooster where we will find the rest of the classic characters and some more recent faces. The best offline arcade fighting game for Android .
Asphalt 8: Airborne
The Asphalt saga needs no introduction. One of the most popular racing games for Android with 100 million plus downloads. All realism is left out in pursuit of the craziest and most unbridled fun. Great play.
Really Bad Chess
A chess game that is beyond the norm. The rules are those of a lifetime, but each player starts with random pieces on the board . Can you imagine playing a chess game with 3 queens, 4 rooks and 1 bishop? There is the magic and the fun of this title.
During the games we will compete against the game’s AI, but if we pay for the premium version we can unlock the versus mode (local games with friends).
XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM IP also has its mobile game. XCOM: Enemy Within is a strategy game where we must move within a map infested with aliens that want to kill us.
The graphics are good and the mechanics are easy to learn, but it has a fairly high level of difficulty in some cases. A challenge without a doubt for lovers of tactical games.
Once upon a tower
Once upon a tower turns the classic tale of the prince who is going to rescue the captive princess in a tower. Here the prince is dead, and it is the brave princess who seeks her life to come down from the tower, facing a lot of monsters and evil beasts.
A vertical adventure game where we must dig our way to the exit. Quite interesting graphics and a good soundtrack.
The developers of Minecraft have managed to transfer some of the magic of the original game from PC to Android. We can create new worlds and play in them offline in creative or survival mode and do practically whatever we want.
Mojang’s game costs € 6.99 and also comes with in-game purchases (character skins only).
Into the dead
Into the Dead, in addition to being free and allowing us to play without the need for an Internet connection, is one of the best action games for Android . It is a zombie survival game where we must run as long as possible, before being caught and eaten by the undead.
It has a sequel, and in both cases, the graphics look really good. If you like to spend moments of anxiety and feel a bit of terror , this is a game with which you will have a great time.
Do you remember Frogger , the game about the frog who had to cross a road infested with vehicles? Crossy Road is the same but for mobile. A really successful game in which we step into the shoes of a retro-pixel chicken (or a dinosaur, a penguin, and so on up to 100 different characters) and try to overcome all the obstacles that stand in our way.
In addition to working offline, it also has a multiplayer mode , is compatible with Android TV and is also free. It has purchases in the game, but they are purely cosmetic, so we can spend the entire title without spending a single euro.
Many people think that Soulcraft is one of the best RPGs currently on Android, and they are right. Although it has been in the Play Store for a few years, it maintains the type really well. An action role-playing game, with fighting and dungeon exploration. A whole classic.
One of the best sports arcades that we can find on Android . 2 vs 2 basketball games where we must do everything possible to win. It has local and online multiplayer mode, although we can also play without having to be connected to WiFi or data.
It is compatible with Android TV, gamepad and the truth is that in general, the game gives off a highly addictive aroma of fun. Here we have to agree with Electronic Arts. Yes: NBA Jam is an excellent mobile game.
Reigns: Her Majesty
Reigns and its sequel, Reigns: Her Magesty are a breath of fresh air and originality. Basically it is an RPG in which we are the king (or the queen) and we must make decisions in a Tinder- like environment, accepting or rejecting proposals.
Depending on what we choose, we will sometimes die, and sometimes not, but the best of all is the game’s dark humor and cartoon design, which make it all much more attractive to the casual gamer. Of course, it works offline.
In Crashlands we take on the shoes of Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker who crashes on an alien planet. Our objective will be to build a base, collect merchandise and eliminate a few enemies along the way.
It has a very good level design, seasoned with humor and great gameplay . A game that has won numerous awards and highly rated by the Google Play community.
Hill Climb Racing
We finish the list of the best offline games with a classic from the Google Play Store. A driving game where physics plays a primary role . It has a good number of levels and improvements to unlock. At first it may seem silly, but it is one of those games that you end up itching and you do not stop until you play it.
I would not like to end the post without recommending these other games that also work without an Internet connection, and that also play other genres that we have not discussed so far.
Sonic Dash is the typical endless runner with the camera located just behind the protagonist. A game dynamic that adapts perfectly to the idiosyncrasy of the blue hedgehog, with a frenetic gameplay where we can also play with other characters from the franchise such as Tails and Knuckles. A fun title where there are, which by the way, also has a sequel.
Tiki taka Soccer
If you are one of those who liked football games in the 90s, those first 8 and 16-bit titles that triumphed on consoles and arcade games of the time, prior to the boom of PES and FIFA, you should definitely give it a try. a chance at this game. A football arcade with a very interesting pixel art aesthetic.
Do not hesitate to leave your recommendations in the comments area!