The Google Play Store is absolutely littered with live service games that want to get into your wallet at every opportunity. For this reason, it is preferable to have access to certain games that do not require an internet connection. You can access the game anywhere, even with a bumpy connection, and enjoy it to the fullest. Here are the best free offline games you can play on your Android phone, listed alphabetically.
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The best free to play offline android mobile games
Alto’s Odyssey is a beautiful looking 2D endless runner that focuses on you sandboarding through different environments. The controls are as simple as any other game of this type; All you have to do is tap and hold the screen to jump and perform tricks and add more to your total score. Unlike the original Alto game, this game features wall riding, tornadoes, and new water mechanics. This is for you if you just want a simple game with a good art style.
Angry Birds 2
The original Angry Birds paved the way for the rise and popularity of mobile games. Angry Birds 2 is more of that as you make birds shoot at obstacles to eliminate the green pigs scattered around the screen. The big difference this time is that you have a card system to choose the bird or spell you slingshot, and the pigs can retaliate with various gear to throw your birds off course. Angry Birds 2 is another high-quality game in the series, making it one of the best ways to waste time.
BitLife – Life Simulator
When you hear “life simulator” the first thing you probably think of is a game like The Sims, but BitLife is a little different. For starters, this is more of a text-based game where you manage one person’s life at a time. You make the decisions that affect the course of their lives, and when they die for whatever reason, you start over with a new person. Although visually there isn’t much to fall in love with here, BitLife is an addictive game that will have you trying out all the different possibilities.
City Island 5 – building simulation
We’re going from a simulator focused on life to one about creating a city. In City Island 5, you develop cities that span multiple islands. If you like games like Sim City and Cities: Skyline, you can invest a lot of free time in this game. In-app purchases are available, but you don’t need to spend any money to play the game. Just enjoy a nice casual game that you can play at your own pace.
Crossy Road is essentially a game inspired by Frogger but takes that idea to a new level. You guide your character through different environments, avoiding dangers like vehicles while trying to cross each highway safely. That’s really all there is to it, but the game’s simplicity adds to how addictive it is. You can also unlock hundreds of avatars to play with as you become a master at crossing streets safely.
Fallout Shelter deviates from the traditional wasteland exploration RPG and is instead a community management game. You bring in different Vault Dwellers and assign them tasks in your Vault to help your community thrive. You must do everything to protect them and live their lives in your bunker far away from the harsh wasteland.
Into the dead
There’s no shortage of zombie survival games, but Into the Dead might be the best available on mobile devices. During the gruesome zombie apocalypse, you must acquire perks and weapons to fend off the relentless undead. Visually, the game is definitely impressive. The question is not whether you will die; it is when
After the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has changed everyone’s lives, this might not be a game you particularly want to get involved in. If that doesn’t bother you, Plague, Inc. has you name and evolve a disease with intent to infect and kill all human life on Earth before a cure is crafted and your threat eradicated. You must mutate your virus to overcome each country’s different environments, populations and scientific research.
Plants vs Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a defense game where you plant different plants in your garden that repel incoming waves of undead. Each plant has a different utility, like shooting peas or exploding cherries. As you progress, you’ll get more variants of enemies that will make your survival more difficult, including jump jumpers, helmeted ones, and giant brutes.
Rayman Adventures is an autoplay adventure platformer in the style of the popular Rayman Legends. The goal is to rescue Incrediballs, which have useful abilities to help you through the level. The art style for this game is great and the platform feels great on your phone. It’s not necessarily as memorable an experience as previous Rayman games, but since we don’t know when or if we’ll ever get another game featuring Rayman, we recommend giving it a try.