Explore the list of most promising offline games for Android and iPhone. These work without Internet (WiFi). Therefore, play them on trains, buses, taxi or even just to have a chilled time at home.
Mobile gaming is a fast growing industry. It offers both casual fun games and aggressive online multiplayer games. However, not everyone has the luxury of time to play online multiplayer games or even prepare themselves for it. These are generally hard and take a lot of time. Sometimes you just want to site back, relax and play games without much of a hassle. Especially when someone is travelling within or outside the city, internet connection is not always good. Therefore, this list offers you the best Android and iPhone games to play without internet or WiFi at all. These are the best offline mobile games that App Store and Play Store have to offer.
Some of the games in this list work best without internet because of no ads. Yes, a lot of free games come with ads. This is the only way for game developers to make money when game is free. Therefore, with internet off, there’s a good chance that you’d have a more pleasant time with no annoying ads popping in your face every 2 minutes.
Best Games to play without Internet (WiFi) – Android & iPhone/iPad
Without a question, Minecraft is one of the most popular games on this planet. It had lost its popularity thanks to Fortnite. However, since top YouTubers are now back at it again, it’s gaining traction once more. Therefore, it is a must try. The best thing about this game is that you can play it both with and without internet. When someone just wants to chill out, then launch Minecraft in offline mode on iPhone or Android phone. Then go about your business without anyone interrupting it.
Originally a mobile game, Subway Surfers still continues to dominate the mobile gaming world. It is one of the best time killers because it works without internet. You don’t need WiFi for it to work. Just launch the game and start playing. Thanks to its easy controls and fast pace changing gameplay, you never really get bored of it.
Temple Run 1 & 2
The saga of endless runners continues with infamous Temple Run. Just like out previous pick, it is also one of the best offline Android / iPhone games ever! It is the perfect combination of simple controls and ever changing game environment. Thanks to all the elements, anyone must try out both of these games.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Touted as the best mobile racing game, I think the marketing team isn’t far off the mark. Asphalt series is quite old and therefore it’s evolved as much. The game mechanics are insane and are especially designed for mobile phones. Moreover, the graphics are simply astonishing. Therefore, you’d be a fool to not try Asphalt 9. A lot of game modes work without internet. Therefore, it earns a spot in our list.
Flow Free: Hexes
Good for both kids and adults. Flow free is a simple yet intriguing puzzle game. Each round is built upon a big board with hex shapes. All you need to do is to connect color dots with their counter parts. All boxes must be filled and none of the lines can cross each other. sounds simple, gets a little bit tough in higher levels. Moreover, it is very easy on the battery life. You can definitely play it for long time without worrying about battery life.
Imagine sitting in a subway and violently swiping on your phone screen. Yes! That’s fruit Ninja. A lot of fruits are thrown up in the air, and you have to use Ninja skills to cut them all. Note that there are some explosives mixed up with fruits as well. Avoid them or you may lose a limb or two. Just like other entries in this list, Fruit Ninja is a time-proven offline game for both Android and iPhone. You can avoid ads by playing without internet.
If you are one of those people who like to steam off by breaking things, then Smash hit is the perfect pick! It is all about breaking stuff with a giant metal ball. Navigate through the endless run and smash as much stuff as possible. It is not an easy game, mind you. We are sure that anyone would be hooked onto it for endless number of hours. It’s perfect for when someone wants to cool off on their way from work to home.
Monument Valley 2
A visually stunning puzzle game that it is. It changes the perspective of reality to totally confuse its players. Monument Valley 2 is a great time-killer since each puzzle can take a lot of time. It also has a part 1 and you can try that out too. It is great architecture manipulating adventure game for both kids and adults. However, we do feel that small kids may fail at higher levels.
Badland 1 & 2
Our next pick is a mix of puzzles and endless running. However, instead of just running over repeating patterns, you actually move from level to level. Moreover, each level progresses between various times of day and even different seasons of the year. Therefore, you never get tired of looking at same kind of visual whole day long.
I still remember when parkour was getting traction and original Vector was released. It was simple one of the best parkour games out there. The visuals are stunning, music is great and there are a lot of moves to try out. Moreover, the game physics and mechanics are just one point! If you are a fan of parkour or just action games, then try Vector 2. It is the best offline / no internet required parkour game on both iOS and Android devices.
Shadow Fight 3
Our next pick in this list comes from the developers of Vector 2 as well. Nekki is pretty good at making human action physics look good a fluid way. Shadow Fight 3 is a great 2D fighting game for phone. It is comparable to the likes of Street Fighter but on a smaller scale. It is more suited for adults who can learn and execute complex moves on their opponents.
Anyone who’s ever looked for simple yet fun games on mobile, must have always come across stick games. These games feature mini figures with literal sticks for all of the limbs. These games range from archers, to divers to runners and even prison escapes. Therefore, you’d never run out of content to enjoy.
During the days of university, it used to be one of my favorite games to play during lectures. It is free, works without internet and too much fun! At the start of game, you have only few diving moves. However, as the game progresses, collect more coins and rewards to unlock new diving techniques. These make up for spectacular views. Flip Diving also comes with unique and well thought out places. Since the diving challenge keeps getting harder and harder with each jump, you never get bored of it.
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
Civilization is a hugely popular game and people have been playing it for years! It is literally a game with no ending. You can keep the Civilization growing and growing. New content updates make is possible to make the game-world modern and updated. Therefore, it is best if its playable offline as well. Sadly, it is not available on Android right now.
The Battle of Polytopia
Now that our civilization is up and running, war is inevitable. Either foreign forces will invade your land or you’d have to invade other lands for any reason. The Battle of Polytopia is an amazing offline turn-based strategy battle game. You play against the AI to fend of the enemies. Make a plan and train soldiers or raise bigger army. Then use your troops to fight enemies in amazing battles of wits and brains.
Are you a fan of skiing? Are you a fan of relaxing music and good visual? Then try out Alto’s Adventure. It was named as the best visual game of year upon its release. It picks up the simple concept of skiing and merges it with beautiful graphics, game mechanics and visual. It is like playing ski version of Vector to be honest. If you are looking for a relaxing Android or iPhone game that works without internet, then you must try it out.
Price: Free on Play Store | $4.99 on App Store
It is the rightful sequel to Alto’s Adventure. This game features more advanced levels, graphics and improved game mechanics. The developers made sure to stay as close to original as possible. This is only in terms of game physics of course. Apart from that, you get a whole lot of new adventure without internet.
Price: Free on Play Store | $4.99 on App Store
Would you like to play a twisted game? A game that defies all good and exposes you to various pandemics. Well, Plague Inc. is actually a game focused on various simulations. The purpose of each simulation is to wipe out entire population of earth with help of a virus. It is like a widespread pandemic of which there is no cure. Players have to create a new virus that can wipe out entire earth’s population in each new simulation/level. A great idea for offline mobile game, no? Gives you a lot to think about.
Price: Free on Play Store | $0.99 on App Store
Role Playing games like farming are always fun. They offer great entertainment value and you just don’t notice time passing. Stardew Valley is a mobile port of PC game. Therefore, it comes with a huge experience backing it. It is all about farming really. Cut the overgrown weed, plant new seeds, grow vegetable, farm animals, build barns and so on. It is a full on farming simulator for Android and iPhone that works without internet or WiFi.
Due to some family problems, a boy has entered Limbo! It means that he’s in a dark place with no way out. It just goes on and on. Thankfully, one good came out of this boy’s misery. Limbo is a fantastic 2D platformer. It is a puzzle / runner version of Alto’s Adventure. It offers various puzzles and decision making levels. Moreover, you need to run away from some monsters here and there too. Overall, LIMBO is one of the best games on this list.
Price: $4.99 on Play Store | $9.99 on App Store
Plants vs. Zombies™ series
PvZ is a huge mobile tower defense game. It is one of the finest works by EA for mobile gaming industry. Thankfully, it plays offline and is not as money hungry as most of EA’s titles are. A series of 4 or more titles is up for grabs on Android. However, iOS users still only get first game. Anyway, it is one of the best games still and anyone would be happy to play it.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
At the time when Windows XP was most famous computer OS, its solitaire was a must-play game. Even though the graphics were not that good, the gameplay more than made up for it. This mobile game brings back the best collection from old days to life. Whether you were an expert or not, now is the chance to re-learn and master it once and for all.
Carrom Pool / Disc Pool Carrom
Currently, Disc Carrom Pool is one of the highest trending games in both App Store and Play Store. It is an old board game which is specifically famous in sub-continent. Up to 4 players may play on a single board. Each player gets equal chance to score different points by pocketing pieces. The rules may differ in various households. However, you’d definitely love it on iPhone and Android. Its main game mode is online. However, you may also practice it offline for fun.
Hill Climb Racing 2
Mobile gamers are well aware of the hugely popular uphill race Hill Climb Racing. It is not a regular races. The physics of real-world are twisted to make game more fun. Moreover, you can customize the character as well as vehicles. Changes are both cosmetic and functional. Upgrade the vehicles to make them more powerful, use less fuel and go much faster with stability. It is kind of endless runner. As the race goes on, hill climb becomes more and more steep. You need to balance the car as it goes through various turns and jumps.
Lets end out list with a brain teasing game. Chess is by far, the most complex board game ever made. Due to so many permutations, every game is new and unique. Since we are only focusing on offline games, the following iterations for iOS and Android offers AI opponents of varying difficulties. It makes the game more and more difficult as you upgrade. Offline Chess is best to play without internet and improve intelligence at same time.
We have compiled a list of best possible offline Android and iPhone games. However, this list is ever-evolving and you are the ones that help us out. Share your best picks in the comments below so that we can feature those games in out list as well.