These are the best offline Android games. Fun games that you can play on your phone or tablet without an internet connection.
Whether you’re enjoying the outdoors or your daily subway commute, these games don’t need any WiFi. If you don’t have an internet connection or cell service, don’t worry, we’ll keep you entertained.
Here in 2018 most games need some sort of data connection to work. Like how Fortnite loads your skins and finds players. Or, when Pokémon GO spawns new monsters. And while most need data access, there are other addicting games that work just fine offline or without WiFi.
In 2014 Google added an Offline Games section to Google Play Store listings. Giving Android users a place to find free or paid games that work without the internet. As a result, we’ve gathered up a short list of what we consider the best offline Android games. Games you’ll want to download and have ready for when WiFi or 4G LTE isn’t available.
Additionally, these games are great for tablet users or your kids. Most Android tablets don’t have a SIM card like your phone and only work on WiFi. Meaning these games will work without WiFi on your tablet too. Then, your kids won’t go over their data plans, or yours. So, stay entertained for hours on end with these offline games.
Keep in mind that some of the games on our list need internet access at least once. Basically, you use WiFi to install the game and let it download a few more game files or connect to Google Play. Do this once, and you’re all set. Just open the game after it installs to make sure it doesn’t need anything further.
Best Offline Android Games
You can play fun games like Fallout: Shelter, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, Altos Adventure and more without the internet or WiFi.
This is in addition to popular titles like Plants vs Zombies, Bejeweled, all of the Angry Birds games, and Subway Surfers.
However, our list also details some great games you’ve probably never heard of or didn’t know worked offline. Including Cut the Rope, BADLANDS, Dead Trigger 2, Pac-Man 256, Crashlands, and even the popular NCIS: Hidden Crimes game.
Yeah, these aren’t boring games, they’re fun. In total, we dug through the entire list from Google and have over 25 great games to recommend. We’ve added titles from any and all genres to ensure we have a little something for everyone.
You can find more information about each game or a link to download it in our slideshow below. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order or genre. So play anything that sounds interesting, download a few to take with you on vacation or try each one all winter long. We’ll continuously update this list throughout the year with all the best offline Android games.