Gaming on mobile devices has come a long way since their advent in the late nineties with iconic titles like snakes and bounce came pre-installed on devices at that time. In the last thirty years, the gaming industry has grown exponentially, generating tens of billions of dollars in revenue.
Over the past decade, mobile internet has become much more accessible and as a result a significant number of apps and games on the Play Store now require users to have an active internet connection, which could be a task, especially while travelling or if you reside or move around in an area with a spotty internet connection.
There are a lot of offline games on the Play Store, which are completely free and offer an immersive gaming experience while not requiring an active internet connection. Here we have curated a list of the top 11 offline games for Android.
Shadow Fight 2
Developer: Nekki | Size: 141MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. With over 100 million downloads on the Play Store, Shadow Fight offers a mixture of RPG and classic gaming with a complete fighting experience aided by great graphics and gameplay. The ergonomically-designed controls make the gaming experience fluid.
With over six worlds and a lot of rival bosses, Shadow Fight 2 will keep you glued to your phone for a couple of weeks at least. As you keep progressing through levels, you get to update your fighter with new fighting equipment and magic spells to kill more vigorous opponents. The gameplay on this game is phenomenal due to slow-motion animation and a ton of action moves.
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Developer: Making fun, Inc | Size: 100MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. If you love playing classic RPG games, Eternium is the one for you. Unlike most RPG games out there it can be played offline. The one thing that makes this game great is its controls as you have to tap to move and swipe patterns to cast spells. It offers responsive and fast-paced combat that makes fighting skeletons, zombies and aliens a delight. You can play as a mage, warrior or bounty hunter wielding axes, guns or guns.
As you keep progressing through the game, you open treasure chests that offer gems helping you upgrade your character with armour, helmets and mysterious cloaks or capes making them more durable. It also provides a multiplier mode so you can play with your friends as well.
Escape Legacy 3D
Developer: Storming tech | Size: 26MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. If you are an escape room enthusiast, then this game will blow your mind. Explore tons of escape rooms and try to find the way out by solving puzzles and finding clues by interacting with different objects. The game offers excellent graphics and gameplay and is also available in VR. In addition to this, you can cast the game on smart tv and enjoy the immersive gameplay.
The game has a lot of tricky puzzles and will keep your brain occupied when you play. With ten levels and over 80 escape rooms, the game will keep you entertained on a long journey.
CSR Racing 2
Developer: NaturalMotionGames Ltd | Size: 69MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases.CSR Racing 2 is one of the best drag racing games on the play store. This game is all about timing, with each timed gearshift you gain over your opponent. The game keeps you at the edge of your seat with its amazing graphics and easy controls.
With a multitude of classic cars and upgrades, it will keep you busy for a long time. It also offers an augmented reality feature which lets you get the feel of sitting inside your dream sports car.
My Diggy Dog 2
Developer: King bird games | Size: 82MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. My Diggy Dog 2 is an adventure game which involves a dog and its owner looking for their lost lover. You have to control the dog and look for artefacts in dangerous dungeons by digging through them. On collecting the artefacts, the owner gives the dogs a treat. The game has a great story, controls and graphics.
Developer: Big duck games LLC | Size: 11MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Flow Free is a compelling puzzle game that will keep you occupied. To complete a level a player has two connect dots of the same colour and cover the board while doing the same. Pipes are formed when you move from one dot to the other, but these pipes cannot be overlapped, making the game challenging. The game has over a hundred levels and different modes like a time trial mode and a free play mode.
Developer: Ketchapp | Size: 99MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Master Thief is an adrenaline-packed game which makes the user steal costly things from a heavily guarded museum as the levels progress the security increases making it difficult to get away with the objects. The game offers intuitive gameplay and easy controls which makes the game enjoyable to play.
Developer: Mediocre | Size: 77MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Smash Hit is a supper addictive glass breaking game. You have to throw metal balls to break various objects which helps you get past them. To collect extra balls, you have to break glass prisms while travelling in a futuristic environment. The one thing that sets this game apart are its sound effect which makes the game satisfying to play
Developer: NEKKI | Size: 96MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Vector 2 is a parkour inspired arcade game which is set up in a futuristic environment where freedom is a distant dream. As a free runner, you have to run away from the system while being followed by your shadow. You also have to dodge various obstacles by jumping or sliding over them. Vector offers excellent graphics and controls, making the game addictive and easy to play.
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Developer: Gameloft SE | Size: 32MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. If you are looking for a sniper shooting game look no further as Sniper Fury is one of the best shooting game. Developed by Gameloft, the game features excellent graphics and shows slow-motion kill shots. The game offers a lot of military-grade snipers which you can modify to increase their range and make them look cooler. It is not restricted to sniper shooting and feature modes like defend your base and raiding enemy territory the game is an absolute delight to play.
Real Car Parking 3D
Developer: Olzhass | Size: Varies with device | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Real Car Parking is a car parking game with great graphics and controls. It comes with various camera modes that make playing the game delightful. Not only this, but the cars also look realistic, making the game even more addictive. You will have to park your vehicle in several ways to complete levels.
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