In a world where WiFi is close to becoming a basic need, what happens when it’s gone? What if you’re waiting for someone at the bus stop and there’s no internet connection to keep you company? Well, we’ve got the answer for you right here in the form of a list.
Android has a wide coverage of users, most phone companies employ the operating system in their devices, with the exception of a few companies, namely – Apple. So it is no surprise that there is a multitude of games made for the fun of Android users, which can be found on the Google Play Store. If you’re interested in any of these games, make sure to go on and buy Google Play Gift Card to experience these games!
Now, without further ado, here are some mobile games you can play offline on Android.
A roguevania (roguelike and Metroidvania combination) game where players would take the form of an amorphous creature that possesses a corpse in order to fight out of a dungeon. The thrill of it all is that this game incorporates the permadeath system which causes the character to lose all of their accumulated items and wealth when they die. So, try your best not to get killed!
Players will encounter various undead creatures as well as collect items and weapons which would help them throughout the levels. There will be bosses for players to defeat and in-game currency known as ‘souls’ to collect which could help them buy permanent upgrades or unlock certain items.
One of the few mobile RPGs that does not require an internet connection to play, Eternium (also known as Mage and Minions) should be a must-have app if you’re into RPGs. All you have to do is ensure that the latest content of the game is downloaded and you’re good to go. Players will have a good time running around killing enemies and using magical powers while exploring ruins, crafting items, and collecting loot – all the makings of a good RPG.
The Story Mode, which is the main mode of the game incorporates 3 Acts, 38 levels, and 2 extra levels. As your hero levels up, so do your enemies – so you’ll always have to be on your toes and strategize. A small thing to note: it is a freemium game, so there will be optional in-app purchases.
The Room Series
This one’s for the puzzle lovers that have a need for more challenging yet casual gameplay. Fireproof Games has since released a total of four sequels to The Room, each as strange and mysterious as the other with their own varying themes. The latest installment of the game ‘The Room: Old Sins’ is released on VR, to the excitement of many.
Its gameplay mechanics are pretty simple, players will have to unlock boxes through solving puzzles which will grant them items like keys and lens which they can keep in their inventory for future use. There will be notes from the previous owner of the box which will further enhance the story of how they descended into madness. There are multiple endings to each game, so there is tons of replayability which makes the game worthwhile.
ICEY is a beautiful hack and slash game with a cybernetic samurai as a protagonist which slices away at the robotic enemies out to get her. As players fight through the game, they will be guided by a narrator who directs the way with some helpful arrows. But nothing is as it seems, and players would do well to keep that in mind.
There are two ways to play the game, the normal linear way or to defy the orders and directions of the narrator which would result in a completely different experience. They will uncover the hidden truth behind the situation and delve deeper into the storyline. The fourth wall narrative is continuously broken, and everything gets increasingly complicated which is honestly a better bargain than a simple linear hack and slash.
A franchise of simple card games which incorporate the swiping mechanics of Tinder, the popular dating app. Players will be presented with a series of choices in the form of cards with the option to swipe left or right on whether they agree or disagree on the matter. As it is a series of games, there are currently three games under its name – the original Reigns, Reigns: Her Majesty, and Reigns: Game of Thrones.
All the games have similar gameplay mechanics with minor differences, but they’re all equally fun. Players swipe on their choices based on the needs of their kingdom, their army, the church, and themselves. Careful not to get yourself killed in this card game of minds, but even if you do, you can always try and try again!
Kingdom: New Lands
Kingdom: New Lands is a side-scrolling survival strategy game with the incorporation of retro pixel graphics. Players take up the role of a monarch exploring new lands to build settlements and expand their reign. An essentially simple game where players move around through different areas, gather coins and figure out the best ways to spend them in order to innovate their settlements.
From the outside looking in, it does sound like a simple game, doesn’t it? But alas, this is a strategy game, which means that some strategizing has to come to play in deciding a lot of factors. Each area you visit will have different conditions and challenges that you will need to carefully decide on which can also lead to disasters. Aside from that, players will have to protect their people from random demon army invasions, so there’s a lot to think about there.
To Sum Up
An interesting list of games we have curated here if we do say so ourselves! Hopefully, it helps satisfy your offline gaming needs, at least for the time being. It’s an exciting thing to note how far mobile games have progressed to be able to create such interesting experiences even without the help of the internet.
Do note that we tried to incorporate a varied genre of games on this list, so if there are any other good offline games you think should be included, let us know in the comments below! We would love to hear your thoughts.