Finding the best offline android games may seem difficult, and at times it can seem that long gone are the days of playing mobile games without some sort of connection to the internet. Whether it is staying connected to an online leaderboard or ensuring that you receive a steady stream of ads from an ad network, many mobile games simply won’t function without internet which can make things frustrating when you lose your connection.
That is why we have compiled this list of the best offline android games so that you can choose from some of the best and keep playing when the Wi-Fi connection plays up, when you run out of mobile data, or even when you completely leave civilization as we know it.
Alto’s Odyssey is one of the best free offline android games and was released in 2018, quickly becoming a popular favorite. This is a side scrolling infinite runner game where you ski through a colorful and beautifully designed landscape making jumps and navigating obstacles. Throughout the game you can collect coins that unlock customizations throughout the game, and since it is free to play it does have in-game advertisements. You can however pay to remove the ads.
The simple game mechanics and easy controls make this a relaxing game that presents its players with some nice, artistic graphics.
Download from Google Play.
Trial Xtreme 4: Extreme Bike Racing Champions
Another great free-to-play side scrolling game, Trial Xtreme 4 has sharp, 3D graphics that matches with all of the other games in the Trial game series to give players one of the best motocross gaming experiences around. The game allows players to compete against other players around the world, however when there is no internet access to load the game’s leaderboard, you can happily continue playing and keep accessing all of the in-game features.
This game also allows players to fully customize the appearance and performance of their bikes to match their driving styles, and with accurate controls it is a game that will give you a nice challenge.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
Although this game is not suitable for all ages, it perfectly combines the horror genre with a puzzle game that puts you in Jason Vorhees’ shoes where the aim of the game is to slay all of the campers while avoiding cops, landmines, and navigating challenging mazes. What is awesome about this game is that it comes with over 100 levels that are packed into 8 episodes that will entertain you for hours on end.
This game also features the option of choosing between an R rated mode that has dozens of gruesome scenes, or a PG mode that instead focuses on the puzzle aspects of the game without the gore.
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Bloons TD 6
Just like its predecessors by Ninja Kiwi, TD 6 offers players the fun tower defense experience with 20 different maps, 5 levels of tower upgrades, and 19 tower types. Although it is not a free-to-play game costing $4.99 on Google Play, it does give players a range of different game modes for hours of gameplay and it has been called one of the best tower defense games to be released in 2018, so it could be a good investment for offline gaming.
Hill Climb Racing 1 & 2
HCR 1 & 2 are both free to play and playable offline, and they became cult classics when they were released in 2012 and 2016 respectively. They are both side scrolling, physics-based racing games where players try to get as far as possible on each track using a range of different vehicles. As you collect money by progressing through each track and by performing stunts, you can purchase additional vehicles and upgrade them based on your preference and driving style, although in-app purchases are also available to fast-track the game and remove ads.
The sheer length of each track in both of these games gives players an almost endless amount of playing time, and beating previous records quickly becomes addictive making this a fun and challenging game.
Originally released in 2014, GRID Autosport is a fast-paced 3D racing game that is based on the PS3/XBOX 360 game of the same title, giving players a combination of great graphics, gameplay, and lots of offline content. For $9.99 players get access to all of the game’s DLC, 100 cars that can be raced on 100 circuits, multiple control options such as tilting, wheel touch, and the standard game pad, and a full, realistic racing experience that makes this one of the best mobile offline games around.
The Wolf Among Us
With over 90 game awards under its belt, The Wolf Among Us is a great free to play game with an impressive story line, and episodes 2-5 of this game are available as in-app purchases allowing players to play the first episode for free in order to get a taste of the game before deciding if it is worth purchasing.
This is a violent and gritty thriller game so it isn’t suitable for younger ages, and players get to explore a highly detailed environment full of characters from fairytales and folklore who have all been given a dark and mysterious spin. Investigating the murders of fairytale creatures also means that your decisions and choices within the game come with consequences. The Wolf Among Us was created by the makers of The Walking Dead games, and we can see a lot of similarities in the gameplay and visual aspects of this game which is why it is a fan favorite.