Have you ever found yourself in a place where there was no internet, like on an airplane, a remote rural area, or a train going through the mountains? What if you wanted to play a game on your Android smartphone and spend your time in a fun way? Unfortunately, many smartphone games today require an internet connection for you to play them. Luckily, you can still find some offline games for Android. All you have to do is install them when you have internet access, and then you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere, as long as your smartphone’s battery has some power left. Here are the most fun free games for Android that do not need an internet connection:
1. Plague Inc.
Plague Inc. is an Android game developed by Ndemic and published by the famous team at Miniclip.com. Your purpose is to create a plague that infects the world and kills everyone living on Earth. You start by creating a pathogen like a bacteria, a virus, fungus, or parasite, and then you have to evolve it to make it more infectious, more deadly, but also harder to cure by laboratories all over the world.
This is a different kind of post-apocalyptic game that combines strategy with what the company names a “terrifyingly realistic simulation.” Plague Inc. is an addictive game that does not require an internet connection, and you will have fun killing the entire world while on a long flight. 🙂
Download: Plague Inc.
2. Alto's Odyssey
Alto’s Odyssey is a runner-type game that impresses with its high-quality visuals, as well as its zen-like atmosphere. Its special effects are beautiful, and while the game’s design might look simple initially, it manages to create an environment that’s at the same time soothing and interesting.
If you like the idea of becoming a sandboarder in the desert, specialized in jumps and backflips, try the excellent Alto’s Odyssey no-internet Android game. You won’t regret it.
Download: Alto’s Odyssey
3. Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter is another excellent free Android game that you can play offline. Its purpose is to make you the head strategist of an underground Vault, challenging you to build the best one out there. That means that the people in it should be as happy as possible, and you can do it only by selecting each one for the right job, giving them the right clothes, weapons, and training. If you fail, the Wasteland will get everyone.
There are a lot of decisions to make, and that makes this game fun and engaging. What will you choose to do: provide clean water, enough food, or save credits for building more living space?
Download: Fallout Shelter
4. Bubble Witch 3 Saga
The Google Play Store is filled to the brim with bubble-matching games, but the Bubble Witch 3 Saga stands apart with its beautiful visuals and casual gameplay.
It’s a high-quality Android game that you can play without internet and one that we recommend you to try. If you’ve ever played similar games, you’ll have no problems jumping right in, so why wait? Besides smashing lively-colored bubbles, you also get to use all sorts of powers, energy balls, cute owls, and a magical black cat.
Download: Bubble Witch 3 Saga
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5. Into the Dead
Into the Dead is a post-apocalyptic game in which you run to escape the hoards of zombies that have overrun the entire world. You are a survivor, and you must dodge all the undead that are trying to eat you.
The end is always the same, as you cannot escape forever, and you ultimately die every time. The question is, however, how long will you survive before you become the main course on a zombie’s plate? It is a great question to answer while crossing the country on a lengthy train ride. 🙂
Download: Into the Dead
6. Trials Frontier
Trials Frontier is a game in which you must control your motorcycle and ride it on all kinds of tracks. The gameplay is physics-based, and it is addictive and engaging from the first ride. If crazy motorcycle jumps and flips in mid-air is what you crave, then you should try Trials Frontier.
Although we did not have any issues playing this game, you should be aware that some players are complaining about bugs that freeze the game and thus spoil all the fun. Try it out and let us know in the comments below if it froze when playing it on your Android smartphone.
Download: Trials Frontier
If you have played any of the Diablo games, you will love Eternium. It is a free-to-play action RPG game that has its roots in the classic Diablo. Eternium offers simple controls, and it is easy to learn how to play. You can play it as a Mage, a Bounty Hunter, or as a Warrior, fighting your way through the story by wielding a staff, ax, sword, or gun. In Eternium, you fight against skeletons, zombies, automatons, aliens, demons, dragons, and other such creatures. You also explore caves, dungeons, forests, villages, graveyards and get to travel to all kinds of mountains, deserts, and jungles on multiple planets.
In our opinion, Eternium is one of the best action RPG games for Android, and we highly recommend that you play this game. It is always better than getting bored while stuck in the countryside without an internet connection. 🙂
8. Beach Buggy Blitz
Beach Buggy Blitz is a great racing game that is a lot of fun to play. If you like tropical islands with beautiful beaches and you fancy racing on them with a buggy, you should try this game.
You get to explore beaches, caves, swamps, ruined temples, and erupting volcanoes, all at the fastest speed that you can handle. There are also wacky characters to meet and a lot of upgrades and powerups to unlock, so you can also evolve.
Download: Beach Buggy Blitz
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9. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is one of the best-known racing games for Android devices. However, it is possible that you did not know it can also be played offline. Asphalt 8: Airborne is all about racing with fast, high-performance cars, but also motorcycles, on tracks all over the world, from the Nevada Desert to Tokyo streets.
According to its developers, the game offers over 300 cars, among which you can find some top models from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Bugatti, or Porsche. If you are a fan of speed, you have to play Asphalt 8: Airborne.
Download: Asphalt 8: Airborne
Manuganu is a platformer game in which you control a small boy named Manuganu. You run, jump, slide from ropes, and dodge rocks, hammers, flames, and other enemies, all to collect more coins and get to the next level.
There are 30 different levels, and each of them has a unique design. If you like platformers, this one is a must-have for all those times when you do not have a working internet connection.
11. Angry Birds 2
Talk about “oldies but goldies!” Angry Birds has been and still is one of the most popular games for Android smartphones, and Angry Birds 2 continues the “slingshot adventure,” as its developers tell us. The gameplay is physics-based, and the game is all about using a slingshot to throw colorful birds against green pigs. There are rock chickens, explosive chickens, dividing chickens, and so on and so forth.
Is Angry Birds 2 offline? Yes, Angry Birds 2 works with or without an internet connection, so you can enjoy it even when you are in an area with no mobile coverage or Wi-Fi.
Download: Angry Birds 2
Freeze! is a deceptively simple game for Android devices. It has physics-based gameplay, and it looks eerie, to say the least. The game is about reaching a portal that you will use to escape from the dark dangers lurking around you. You must rotate a dial and freeze time to take advantage of gravity and get to the portals. It looks dark and beautiful, and the sinister soundtrack is pretty immersive.
If you want to play a game on your Android smartphone before you get to sleep in your tent on a night with no internet connection, you should play Freeze! You will love it!
Who doesn’t love trivia games? If you want to challenge yourself by solving quizzes, then Quizoid is a must-have. This one’s a no-internet game that features thousands of questions from eight different categories and difficulty levels.
Although not all modes are available for free, and there are some ads displayed, you can play the game offline on your Android smartphone without any issues. Trust me, even the free modes included are challenging and will definitely improve your general knowledge.
14. 3D Pool Ball
If you like playing billiards, then 3D Pool Ball is the game you should have on your Android smartphone during those times when you don’t have an internet connection available.
Not only does it look great, offering you a real 3D experience, not just 2D like most similar games, but it also has realistic physics and offline practice modes in which you can either play against the AI or against a human partner by sharing your phone.
Download: 3D Pool Ball
15. Rayman Adventures
We’ll finish this roundup with a classic game from Ubisoft that’s available on mobile platforms, too: Rayman Adventures. The game is a runner-type one, and your main objective in it is to save Incrediballs, cute creatures that will help you - the Rayman - to grow a tree. Visuals are charming, and controls are good: taps and swipes will get your character to jump, switch direction, attack, and so on.
Regardless of whether you feel nostalgic about the original Rayman series or this is the first time you hear about it, you should try Rayman Adventures: it’s an excellent no-internet game for Android.
Download: Rayman Adventures
What are your favorite offline games for Android?
These are some of the best free games for Android that you can play without an internet connection. We like them a lot, and we are sure that you will love many of them too. If you know other great Android games that can be played when there is no Wi-Fi and no mobile coverage in your area, do not hesitate to share them in the comments section.