Best Mobile Games For Offline Play

Read on to find out which are the best mobile games to play that don’t need an internet connection.

Great Mobile Games That Don’t Need Internet

Mobile games have become more advanced than we could have imagined as little as five or so years ago. The internet has also ensured that we can game on the move and play some of our favorite games no matter where we go. 

In the battle of online vs. offline gaming, people will almost always choose online. However, some incredible games don’t need an internet connection at all. Here are the best mobile games you can play offline on your Android smartphone or Apple iPhone.

Alto’s Odyssey

Alto’s Odyssey is a sandboarding adventure where you play as Alto, as you and your friends sandboard your way across deserts, canyons, temples, and many other spectacular sites you will come across. 

There are multiple biomes to explore, as well as 180 different goals to achieve along the way. The game is also very easy to learn with simple, intuitive controls but very difficult to master. There are also secrets to discover in the sky, using the hot air balloons, moving rails, and wall riding to find them. 

Alto's Odyssey

Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley is a puzzle game where you play as Princess Ida and have to navigate through mazes and optical illusions. You have to explore the maps, move around impossible-looking objects and manipulate the world around you. 

Monument Valley has been praised for its beautiful graphics and representations of drawings by the likes of M.C Escher. The fun is that nothing is ever as it seems, and you need to discover the secrets to advance through the levels.


Based on the world-famous board game, Carcassonne charges players with using tiles to build up a medieval empire. You can use road, castle, and abbey tiles to expand your reach and add meeple tiles (people) to gain more points and control. 

There are multiple expansions available, and while you can play online against friends or strangers, you can play offline against AI. Carcassonne is the perfect combination of Risk and Settlers of Catan. 

Angry Birds 2

Another mobile game classic is Angry Birds. Launch your birds into buildings to defeat the evil pigs that have taken over. Each bird has different abilities, ranging from speed-ups to simply being so big they act as a giant boulder. 

There are dozens of levels to play special events and awards that can be earned. It is one of the few mobile games that has so much variety; you will never feel like you are playing the same level twice. 

Angry Birds 2

Mini Metro

Mini Metro is the subway simulation game you didn’t know you needed. The game is relatively simple, you need to design a subway map for a growing city, and you need to connect stations and add new stations to your lines while keeping the system as quick and efficient as possible. 

As simple as the game is, there is a lot of variety, and the random city growth means every game is different. There are also three modes to choose from, Normal for quick games, Endless for mindless Mini Metro play, and Extreme for those looking for a challenge. 

Bloons TD 6

Bloons has been a fan-favorite tower-defense game for years. Players must use different monkeys and items to stop balloons from escaping out the other side of the map. The difficulty varies from easy to almost impossible. 

There are dozens of different monkeys and machines you can use to destroy balloons, and there are also several different balloons that vary in difficulty. If you love strategy games that require quick-thinking and big-brain plays, Bloons is for you. 


If you haven’t heard about Minecraft yet, you must be living under a rock. It is one of the most popular games ever released and is still played by millions of people. Now, you can play it wherever you go. 

You can explore an almost endless world, mine for resources, build a house, hunt for food, and survive against the animals and monsters that hide in the dark. There is also a sandbox mode where you have access to every item in the game, and you can create whatever you can imagine

Plants vs Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies is another one of those games that is right up there with other classic defense titles. The object of the game is simple: use your deadly plants to destroy the invading waves of zombies. 

Plants vs. Zombies has a story mode of sorts where you unlock and learn about your plants and are given multiple challenges that will test your planting skills. There is also an endless mode, where you can see how long you can survive. 

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley sees you play as the grandson of an old farmer who inherits his grandfather’s farm when he passes away. You must then build it back up again and return it to its former glory. You can mine for minerals to sell, farm, and do tasks around your town. 

While there are many tasks to complete, and you can restore your farm, the game is endless. You can carry on playing and go on to get married, have children, and continue to trade and sell your goods.
Civilization VI

Civilization is the ultimate empire builder and city management game. Play as the leader of your people, and grow your empire from the beginning of time. You must expand your territory, gather resources, raise an army and ensure your citizens are happy and their needs are met. 

Your choices also have repercussions. Are you going to be a leader who aims to conquer the world? Or are you going to build alliances with those who are friendly and work together to defeat your enemies? 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there is no need to have an internet connection when you have games like this that you can play offline. There are adventure games, strategy games, action games, and everything in between. Plus, when you do have an internet connection, you can log in and play with friends.

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