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Top 25 best offline mobile games that don't need WiFi

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Top 25 best offline mobile games that don't need WiFi

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Updated on January 26, 2023 - re-checked the list. Original article by Suchit Mohanty, updated by Artur Novichenko.

Do you have a weak internet connection or constantly travel but still want to enjoy playing games? Well, we have created an exhaustive list of a dozen offline mobile games that can be played without having an active internet connection just for you. A bit more than a dozen even.

It’s true that online titles usually have more features than offline mobile games do. But, there are a bunch of them that provide a good gaming experience without the internet connection and others that have both offline and online gaming features.

Best offline mobile games in 2023

One of the best things about offline mobile games is that data is stored on your phone and doesn’t ask for more permissions. Also, you will not have to worry about annoying ads as they won’t appear without the internet.

So, without further delay, take a look at the top 25 best offline games for mobile and take your gaming experience to whole another level, of course, without the internet.

 

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1
The Room: Old Sins

Publisher: Fireproof Games
Available on: iOS + Android
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The Room: Old Sins

The Room: Old Sins is a creepy puzzler that has mind-boggling puzzle tasks with a haunting atmosphere that makes it more interesting to play. It’s not just about solving puzzles, but also exploring the place and unravelling its mystery.

There is a dollhouse where the majority of the gameplay takes place. You can transform it into whatever you want and with each transformation unfold a new story with plenty of puzzles to solve. If you're into mobile puzzle games, the Room is definitely an interesting choice.

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2
Plague Inc.

Developer: Ndemic Creations
Available on: iOS + Android + Steam
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
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Plague Inc.

If you want to be evil and enjoy a mix of strategy and simulation at the same time, Plague Inc is one of the best offline mobile games for you! You are tasked with the world with a deadly virus and disrupting the research for a vaccine to win the round.

The easiest way to win is by devising a strategy to unleash a deadly virus in different parts of the world. Sounds difficult? The game assists you in each step you make, which makes it less complicated. It really boomed in the last two years since the COVID appeared, and it's getting regular updates, so we can recommend this offline game wholeheartedly if you'd like to feel like a villain for a day.

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3
Iron Blade

Publisher: Gameloft
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows Phone
Genre: Adventure, RPG
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Iron Blade

Do you want to explore and learn more about the medieval period? Then you should try Iron Blade, which features a story that revolves around the events of the 5th to the late 15th century. The game’s plot describes the betrayal of the clans and the story of brave warriors.

In this action RPG, you will learn more about medieval Europe and fight against a demonic army. It has a vast collection of ancient weapons for each purpose including hunting, war and lots more. If you're genuinely interested in this title, we suggest you take a look at the best medieval mobile games, you'll surely find something to suit your needs.

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4
Shadow Fight 2

Publisher: Nekki
Available on: iOS + Android + Switch
Genre: Fighting
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Shadow Fight 2

Shadow Fight 2 is an award-winning action title that works perfectly without an internet connection. The mix of RPG and action elements makes it a well-blended experience. You’ll start off by choosing a character and go against other players and bots too. By winning each match, you can upgrade your weapon and armour and buy new ones as well.

Shadow Fight 2 has multiple modes and each has an interesting story attached to it. Moreover, you can make and add new friends before challenging them to fight in the Underworld mode. Why haven't we included Shadow Fight 3 instead, some of you might ask? Well, that one does require an internet connection.

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5
West Gunfighter

Available on: Android
Genre: Shooter
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West Gunfighter

Have you ever fantasized about becoming a cowboy? West Gunfighter delivers that experience and beautifully portrays the Wild West. While playing West Gunfighter, you will take on the role of an ordinary cowboy or a cowgirl and complete missions to earn massive rewards.

It also has a character customization feature where it has dozens of attractive costumes to choose from. Apart from the daily missions and tasks, West Gunfighter has surprise activities that are fun to play. Since it's an open world title, you'll be able to roam around solving quests, play poker, and just shoot around like a regular madman. Think of it as a light version of Red Dead Redemption.

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6
Alto's Odyssey

Publisher: Snowman
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Endless running
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Alto's Odyssey

The sequel to Alto’s Adventure is another excellent action title that runs smoothly on a slow or non-existent internet connection. You will glide across lonely deserts, dodging obstacles and exploring untouched places while performing stunts.

Alto's Odyssey invites you to do combos to complete certain tasks and advance to the next level. It has beautiful diverse landscapes to explore and secrets attached to each new place you find while running across the sands. When a title earns an Editor's Choice badge, you know you're on to something great. There are 6 characters you can unlock, so try each one, slide and glide through the wonderful environment and take a screenshot or two. You can even use it as a wallpaper.

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7
World Of Steel : Tank Force

Available on: Android
Genre: Action
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World Of Steel : Tank Force

Action games with offline gaming features are quite fun to play. So, we included World of Steel: Tank Force in this list. It sees you controlling a tank and wreaking havoc by dropping bombs on the battlefield to eliminate enemy tanks and...battleships. Yes, you've read that correctly.

World of Steel has easy-to-learn controls but without a solid strategy, you won’t last a minute while battling with other tanks. In addition, it tests your aiming skills as you have to shoot other tanks and move around the map without getting hit. It does not feature controller support, which is quite a shame, but for players that are used to touch controls, this should not be an issue. For the fans of similar titles, we have a list of best tank games to play on iOS devices, as well as one for Androids.

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8
Traffic Rider

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Racing
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Traffic Rider

If you’re confident in your reflexes at high speed, then test your skills in the latest version of Traffic Rider. Traffic Rider is all about cruising your two-wheeler across a busy street without crashing. There are also story missions and achievements to collect, so you won't just roam around aimlessly most of the time.

After winning each match, you will be rewarded handsomely and you can head to the garage to either buy a new bike or upgrade your existing one. We have to mention that there are around 30 bikes to pick at the moment, and all of the motor sounds are genuine, which will crank up the immersion sky high. However, there is no option to select the difficulty level as it increases with time spent cruising on the roads. After levelling up, you can unlock new destinations and set new records on the streets.

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9
Crossy Road

Developer: Hipster Whale
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Arcade, Platform
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Crossy Road

If you love pixel-art games, Crossy Road is worth trying. All you have to do is right there in the title, the whole gameplay. You need to cross the road. However, that won't be easy, as there will be trains, cars and even rivers trying to block your way. The graphics look a bit like Minecraft, but you’ll be playing as a chicken instead of a humanoid. I mean, you can also play as a humanoid, as there are around 150 characters that you can pick in this amazing mobile offline experience, but where's the fun in that? It has a multiplayer feature that lets you use the same device to play with friends.

Interestingly, Crossy Road can be played on an Android TV too. With this, you can enjoy the gameplay and control your characters on a bigger screen.

"How to unlock every Crossy Road mystery character?" is the most common question that players have. Of course, our guide will teach you how!

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10
Hitman GO

Publisher: Square Enix
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows Phone + Windows 8
Genre: Stealth, Strategy
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Hitman GO

Square Enix’s Hitman Go is a must-try turn-based title where you strategically join puzzle pieces to win. One wrong move and you might get shot or be unable to take out your enemies.

It features all the iconic weapons from the original Hitman series, including snipers and 47’s Silver ballers. Apart from knocking out enemies, you should also pay attention to their location and always have an alternative strategy to win each level. Best thing is - it requires no WiFi or data internet connection to play.

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11
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Developer: Gameloft Barcelona
Publisher: Gameloft
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows Phone
Genre: Racing
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8’s popularity is increasing with each new instalment from Gameloft. The recent version is known for its realistic graphics and refined game mechanics. Asphalt 8 can be totally played offline as it stores data on your mobile. However, it is advised to link it once to your Play Games account to unlock new perks and bonuses.

The current version brought forty brand new tracks, and competing in a multiplayer race is very easy. You can add new friends and invite them for a race or go against randoms and challenge them to earn in-game cash and unlock new cars in the garage. And boy, as there are over 300 cars and bikes that you can collect, that will certainly take a while. Unless, of course, you are willing to dive into the paying aspect of the game.

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12
Minecraft - Bedrock

Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Mojang
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows Phone + Xperia Play
Genre: Adventure, Brain training
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Minecraft

You’ve probably heard of Minecraft: Bedrock if you’re into mobile gaming. It is one of the best-selling games of all time on both the Google Play Store and the App Store. Minecraft - Bedrock is all about exploring and creating new impressive structures.

Although it requires an internet connection for a better experience, you can still move around and erect new structures without going online. In addition, the survival mode doesn’t require an active connection to compete against enemy gang members.

Maybe you'd decide it's worth trying it out, and maybe you already did. In both cases, we have prepared the list of Minecraft Bedrock commands and shaders that you should definitely check!

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13
Once Upon a Tower

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action
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Once Upon a Tower

Once Upon a Tower is an epic adventure title by Pomelo Games where you’re trapped in a tower and there’s no one to rescue you. So, instead of the regular lame story, the knight that was supposed to save you was already eaten by the dragon and you're on your own. You’ll need to use weapons, craft new ones or use your skills to get out of there. But, it’s not that simple. You’ll face multiple obstacles and challenging situations as you try to escape.

You can easily kill the enemies if you find the Knight’s hammer. Your aim is to reach the ground level of the tower safely to be set free. In addition, the difficulty level increases as you descend the tower, providing a constant challenge.

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14
GRID Autosport

Publisher: Feral Interactive
Available on: iOS + Android + Switch
Genre: Racing
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GRID Autosport

GRID is a renowned racer for mobile devices. Fortunately, it has an offline feature where you can save the progress locally. Then, whenever you have access to the internet, you can seamlessly sync your data to the cloud.

It is a premium title that features more than hundreds of racing cars and circuits that can be unlocked gradually, either by spending cash or grinding. On top of that, it can be fully customized, whether it be the cars, controls or weather.

For the racers that don't like to use the touch controls as they aren't feeling the right grip, we have good news as GRID fully supports controllers.

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15
Subway Surfers

Developer: SYBO Games
Publisher: SYBO Games
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action
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Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers needs no introduction as it is arguably one of the best endless runners released to date. It was released back in 2012 and is still rocking the Google Play Store’s charts.

You will control a character by dodging obstacles that come in your way when you start the run. The game has a bunch of different versions but the mechanics are still the same. While you're at it, feel free to redeem some of the Subway Surfer codes, and check what high score you'd have to beat to claim the world record! With that, we are closing the list of best offline mobile games. Please add your favourites that we have missed in the comments for others to see, we couldn't fit all of them!

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16
Stardew Valley

Publisher: Chucklefish
Available on: iOS + Android + Switch
Genre: Multiplayer, Simulation
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Stardew Valley

This title doesn't really require much introduction, as we've already featured it on several other lists, including the best mobile farming games, where it easily landed on the number one spot.

In Stardew Valley you will play as a character trying to escape the mundane and live life on the farm inherited from grandpa. It doesn't seem like much at the very start, but once you begin plowing the field, clearing out the overgrowths and really having a social life in ol' little Pelican Town, you will begin to enjoy the game... quite a lot actually!

It's difficult to not immediately fall in love with this game, and once you start playing it, you'll understand exactly why.

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17
Eternium

Developer: Making Fun, Inc.
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: RPG
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Eternium

If you are a strong believer that aRPGs are life, but you don't have the possibility to connect to the internet, there is no need to be upset - we've probably got one of the best offline mobile games belonging to the genre you could ever imagine, and that is none other than Eternium. Essentially a game that closely resembles Path of Exile and Diablo Immortal (to an extent), where you can equip your character with the skills you desire and adventure into the vast, vast wilderness where monsters and bosses are scattered all throughout, you cannot ever get bored.

Eternium has been a consistent title in most of the lists we've created, including the top mobile games like Diablo Immortal - so if you want its offline equivalent, you really should give this one a shot.

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18
Survivor.io

Developer: Habby
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Casual
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Survivor.io

Some offline games can be rather challenging, but at the same time super super fun - that is the case with Survivor.io, a relatively recent release from the same developers that brought us Archero and PunBall, to name just a few. In this game, you will play as the hero, who is trying to rid the world of monsters coming in waves. The concept is so simple, yet so addictive!

You will need to play the levels in order to collect upgrades, and slowly work your way to more difficult stages. It can be played without an internet connection, which makes it a great game to dive into if you want something casual but fun, or simply want to kill some time. And while we're at it, don't forget to also check our Survivor.io codes!

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19
Mini Metro

Developer: Dinosaur Polo Club
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Puzzle, Simulation
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Mini Metro

Mini Metro is a strategy game about connecting various metro stations all across the world. It's got a simple concept on paper, but in reality, it's so much more than just lines connecting the stations. You always need to think about the best way possible to do it, find a unique approach to each one, and make all the upgrades necessary at the right time.

This game has been a favourite of ours ever since its release, and if you're not sure how to deal with some of the levels, you should check our the Mini Metro tips and tricks we shared a while ago. The game is fantastic if you're a puzzle-meets-strategy games lover, and one of the more relaxing offline mobile games on this list (after Stardew Valley, of course!).

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20
Kingdom Rush Vengeance

Publisher: Ironhide Game Studio
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Tower defence
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Kingdom Rush Vengeance

Tower Defense games can be fun and pose a challenge, if you play them long enough - that would be the case with Kingdom Rush Vengeance, which is a veteran of the TD genre. In Vengeance, you have to deploy various towers in order to destroy the hordes of incoming monsters and try your best to get all the achievements available in the game. It's really a game of strategy every step of the way, because with each stage, the difficulty increases.

Its medieval approach and colourful, animated visuals give it a bit of a nostalgic feeling, but it's really fun and rather up-to-date when put side by side with the modern TD games. The best part is that it can be played offline though, which only makes it that much better. Therefore, if you're looking for some strategy games to spice up your mobile gaming life, we recommend you add Kingdom Rush Vengeance to that list!

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21
Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time

Publisher: PopCap Games
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Tower defence
Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time

Plants vs Zombies is one of those franchises that live rent-free in my brains (pun intended). As with the original, this action/strategy tower defence game sees you place plants on a grid to defend against waves of the undead: plants that shoot peas, walnuts that form impenetrable walls, and cherry bombs that… well, explode. Only this time, you do so across different time periods! It’s great fun, genuinely challenging at times, and unbelievably addictive.

Each region features new mechanics, such as an ancient Egyptian zombie (isn't this just a mummy?) that uses a staff of Ra to steal your sun resource, or planks in the pirate level. As you play, you'll also level up and increase your stats. The game is free-to-play and supported by microtransactions to purchase additional plants and upgrades.

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22
Really Bad Chess

Publisher: Zach Gage
Available on: iOS + Android
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Really Bad Chess

Is regular chess too dull for you? What if the other player had three knights in place of pawns? You never know what you’ll start with in Really Bad Chess; it’s completely random, makes you think outside the box, and is brilliant fun. Rank up, and the AI opponent will start getting better pieces, upping the difficulty.

In this way, it's a wonderfully accessible game for both chess newcomers and chess aficionados alike. If you're new to chess, you'll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each of the standard pieces without prior knowledge and strategies weighing you down. And, if you're already a fan of chess, you'll need to throw everything you think you know out of the window and adapt your play based on what you're up against. Nothing makes you think differently about chess like facing an army of queens in place of pawns.

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23
Limbo

Publisher: Playdead
Available on: iOS + Android + PS Vita + Steam
Genre: Platform, Puzzle
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Limbo

No list of games is complete without Playdead’s Limbo. A side-scrolling puzzle adventure, the first thing you’ll notice is the incredible gothic art style made up of shadows and silhouettes that look like some sort of twisted puppet theatre. It works every bit as well on mobile as it did on PC and console in its original release, which is a testament to its design and the expertise of developer Playdead. As you traverse its world, you'll solve brilliant environmental puzzles all while feeling the unnerving sensation that something is very wrong. That's even before the first time you die a horrible, gruesome death.

Story-wise, I’m hesitant to give too much away beyond this: you play as a nameless boy who awakens in a shadowy forest of otherworldly dangers. It's creepy, unsettling, and brilliantly atmospheric. Whether you're new to Limbo or you've played it before, everybody should own this classic on mobile. Good luck.

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24
My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, Shooter
My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge

A mobile-exclusive spinoff of the original My Friend Pedro, Ripe for Revenge sees you bullet-time flip and roll and shoot your way through 37 levels in order to help your friend Pedro, a banana, to find his kidnapped family. It’s as wild as it sounds and beautifully satisfying as you stylishly flip through the air, shooting multiple enemies on ledges and behind doors, all along to the banging soundtrack. You'll even ride a motorcycle and a skateboard. Yes, a skateboard. I love it.

You can play for free with ads, or purchase the premium version to avoid the ads for a smoother gameplay experience. That's the only downside to this brilliant game: ads play every time you die on the free version, and believe me; you're going to die a lot.

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25
Dead Cells

Developer: Motion Twin
Publisher: Motion Twin
Available on: iOS + Android + Switch
Genre: Action, Adventure
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Dead Cells

Dead Cells is one of the best roguelike Metroidvania games out there. Play as a failed alchemic experiment across a twisted, ever-changing castle. Die, and you lose everything… but you’ll unlock better tools to assist you in future runs. It's just the right amount of punishing without being frustrating, as all good roguelike games should be. It's also stylishly gorgeous, with beautiful popping colours and pixel art contrasting against the sometimes gruesome locales and enemies you'll face throughout your adventure.

There's so much content here that you'll be busy for a long time to come, making Dead Cells an easy recommendation regardless of the relatively higher price tag compared to some games on this list. Updates and DLC keep the replayability high, so you’ll be coming back to this again and again.

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