The Best Offline No-Wifi RPG Games for Android [March 2020]
Looking for the best no WiFi RPG games for Android? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Mobile RPG games have advanced a lot in just a couple of years, with some of the best Android RPG titles out there even getting close to PC and console gaming-level quality. The content and technology advancements are simply amazing.
However, with how accessible Google has made the Android platform, there are a lot of RPG games for Android available — some that are excellent, and some that are not so good. And with new games launching almost every day, how can one possibly find the good RPG games to play, let alone all of the options that don’t require a WiFi or cellular connection. It’s certainly a process, but luckily, it doesn’t have to be.
That’s why we constructed this list of our favorite no WiFi RPG games for Android — so that you wouldn’t have to go digging through the depths of the Google Play Store yourself. Not only that, but you certainly don’t want to download a random RPG game, only to find out that it was one big waste of time because it didn’t meet your needs or content preferences. We did that work for you. And so, without further ado, here are the best RPG games for Android that don’t require an Internet connection. Let’s dive right in!
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was one of Bioware’s earliest role-playing games that launched on the PC and consoles in the early 2000’s. Even though, today, graphics might not be as modern and detailed as we would normally like, it’s still a fun experience with immersive storytelling, as well as thoroughly developed characters. And the best of all — you can play this one offline!
This game is all about fresh content. Since it takes place thousands of years before the Star Wars trilogy begins, players will be pretty new to this world. You’ll play as a new Republic soldier, but do have some customizations that you can make to make him or her fairly unique.
It’s a typical, but exciting good versus evil battle. Hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen to the Sith, and you are the Republic’s last hope to save the galaxy from the crushing tension of the Sith; however, as you quest and progress through the game, you’ll make choices that will determine your side. Will you help the Republic and the Jedi regain power, or will you join the Sith to put an end to the Jedi once and for all?
This game is best played with a Bluetooth controller; however, the t ouch controls aren’t bad, and do allow you to make some fairly precise controls. It’s worth picking up if you’re looking for a well-rounded and immersive story to take part in.
Evoland is up next, and is one of the most unique role-playing games that you’ll find on Android. It isn’t an open world like The Elder Scrolls: Blades, but takes on a history of video games approach. If you’re wondering what early games looked like Evoland will start you out at that, and take you to what games look like today.
You start out in a small, 8-bit 2D world. You’ll search around the map for different chests and upgrades. One chest might say something like “Audio Upgrade”, and once you open it, you’ll start hearing things like footsteps and sword clashes. Another chest you might see would be something like upgraded colors, which would then in turn add more color to the universe. You’ll eventually find your first weapon, and start exploring a full fleshed out combat system.
There isn’t much of a storyline in Evoland, but really does focus on taking you through the history of video games. It’s also a short playthrough, taking around 40 minutes at most to complete the game. It’s still a lot of a fun if you’re looking for something unique, but certainly not immersive like, say, Knights of the Old Republic.
Dungeon Quest isn’t your classic role-playing game for Android. This one is all about action; however, it does have a lot of role-playing elements to it. You can create a Wizard, Rogue, or Warrior, and then customize them with endless amounts of weapons and armor. There’s a gear-based skill and talent system, as well as a Crystal and Mythstone crafting system that gives you even more control over armor and weapon options.
The game has plenty of content for playing offline. There are actually four total acts, each with a large boss that you’ll have to defeat in order to progress to the next act. You’ll venture through tons of different environments, and face all sorts of enemies, and in masses, too. There’s a pet system, where you can choose and customize a friend to take with you on your journey! If you get tired of playing offline and alone, when you’re around a WiFi or cellular connection, you can choose to go online and play on multiplayer.
If you love open worlds and immersive storytelling like Skyrim and Morrowind, you’ll love what The Elder Scrolls: Blades has to offer. Android hasn’t seen an open world to the extent of Morrowind, and now, we have just that in The Elder Scrolls: Blades. It’s one of the first massive first person role playing games to come to Android.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has an excellent character creation screen, allowing you to truly dive into this open world with your own unique appearance and skill sets. You’ll be able to discover and find unique weapons, armor and abilities that you’ll be able to use to venture through the world and fight the legendary enemies and hordes within.
It has a really good quest system in place. In summary, The Blades, the Empire’s top soldiers, are forced into exile. After you create your character, you head to your home city, only to find it destroyed, possibly something to deal with the exiled Blades. You’ll quest to unravel the mystery, and in the progress, attempt at rebuilding your home town to greatness. If there’s one major issue with Blades, it’s the amount of waiting you’ll have to do in between actions in the game. Still, it’s a solid free to play offering from Bethesda, especially with The Elder Scrolls VI still years away.
One of our favorite offline role-playing games is Knights of Pen & Paper 2. This one takes on a unique style, actually resembling how a tabletop role-playing game like Dungeons & Dragons might play out. You have a Game Master at the table, and then your party members, as well as yourself. The Game Master guides you through the game, and helps you make decisions during combat and exploration through mysterious environments.
In typical tabletop fashion, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 takes on a turn-based fashion, so the game does play out a little bit slower. It has some retro 8-bit graphics, which actually look really nice on mobile.
There are plenty of character classes that you can choose and build out. There are the newly released Druid and Psion, and then you have the classics like Wizard, Warrior, and others. There’s a complete skill system that can upgrade your abilities, and Knights of Pen & Paper 2 also has a substantial amount of customization as far as weapons and armor goes. There’s even a crafting system where you can combine armor together to make, well, better armor! Knights of Pen and Paper 2 takes what was great in the original and makes it that much better.
The Bard’s Tale is one of the earliest role-playing games to land on Android. In the game, you play as the Bard who is on a quest for treasures. You’ll join characters and keep them healed as you all work together to defeat enemies and reach the end of the game.
There’s not really a serious end-game boss or goal to defeat or reach in this game. The Bard’s Tale is a very comedic tale, featuring hilarious dialog and plenty of funny quests. The world itself is beautiful, and full of very detailed graphics. One highlight of The Bard’s Tale is that the game includes a whole 14-hours of awesome voice acting from Hollywood talent.
This immersive world will provide you with plenty of content to keep you busy for 20-30 hours, and based on the hilarious dialog, you might even consider a second playthrough! Unfortunately, this is actually one of the few role-playing games that require modern hardware, so if you have an older phone or tablet, you might not be able to make it work.That said, it’s recommended that your phone is running a 1GHz or higher CPU at least, an Adreno 205 graphics unit or better. The Tegra 2, SGX 540 or Mali 400 or higher GPUs will work just fine as well. If you have a modern flagship smartphone, you easily meet these requirements.
Eternium: Mage and Minions is a cross between your traditional role-playing game and a hack-and-slash action game a la Diablo 3. The game has an immersive and multiple thrilling story lines that you’ll be able to partake in; however, there’s also a vast and detailed world that you’ll be able to explore and dump hours upon hours of time into.
Depending on the world or environment you enter, you’ll be able to battle robots and aliens, beasts and demons, and even the undead. There’s a lot of touch controls that will keep you very engaged in the gameplay — you’ll tap around the world to move your character, and then you’ll also swipe in different combinations to cast different spells on your enemies. Similar to games like Diablo 3, you’ll be able to select your class—Mage, Warrior or Bounty Hunterùand then wield a sword, axe, staff or gun to take into combat. As you progress through the game, your character will level up to learn new abilities, which is where the swiping function we talked about comes in.
You can put an endless amount of hours into this game, because, not only are there three distinct and vast worlds to explore and conquer, but you can also fight enemies in an endless amount of automatically generated levels. The game can be played online; however, you can take Eternium: Mage and Minions offline for some no Wi-Fi fun after a couple of content downloads. Just make sure you have the room on your phone!
If you loved the time of 8-bit retro games, you’ll love the vast adventure content that Exiled Kingdoms has to offer players. It’s a slight upgrade over the 8-bit style, taking on more of a early 2000’s style akin to Diablo 2. That said, the graphics aren’t the best by today’s standard, but it has an immersive storyline that’ll easily keep your attention.
It takes on an action RPG style, giving you the top down perspective in a tap-to-move world. Exiled Kingdoms’ goal is to drop you in a challenging environment that you can truly have an impact on. There’s a consequence with every choice, and there are multiple paths to develop out your character and affect the world as a whole. There are dozens of quests, beautifully written dialog, over 135 areas to explore, and an endless amount of mysteries to uncover.
Exiled Kingdoms says that there’s about 120 hours of gameplay in this game, which will keep you busy for weeks to come. Pick your class, upgrade your character, and bring peace to the Exiled Kingdoms once and for all.
Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s much-loved and hit strategy role-playing game. Originally thought of and launched twenty five years ago, Fire Emblem Heroes has been reinvented for both Android and iOS platforms. Players will summon characters from all across the Fire Emblem universe, teaming up with them to bring peace to the universe.
The game is full of content that will keep you busy for weeks — Nintendo has put over seven hundred story stages in this game for players to complete. There are different difficulty modes to really get your strategic skills moving — you’ll clear story stages, which then give you Orbs. Orbs are used for summing other Fire Emblem Heroes, who can help you out in battle and clear more story stages. Nintendo regular adds new stages to the game, always keeping you busy with fresh content.
Since this is strategy role-playing game, the battles are turn-based. These strategic battles will require you to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero’s weapon, as well as the choices that you make in battle. Unlike many games, the touch and drag controls are actually precise and easy to maneuver with. Or, instead of making complicated decisions, you can simply attack by swiping one of your Heroes over an enemy.
Fire Emblem Heroes is a ton of fun, and if you’re looking for plenty of offline content, this game will be right up your alley.
Portal Knights is one of the newer role-playing games to arrive on Android, placing you in a cooperative 3D sandbox where you’ll be able to fight solo or with your friends. The game can be played offline, giving you plenty of solo content to play; however, if you ever happen to be around a wireless connection, you can play local multiplayer with your friends.
In Portal Knights, there’s a character progressions system like many typical role-playing games. You’ll be able to level up your character as you progress through the game and complete quests. You can craft powerful gear in order to upgrade your character’s skills, and really make yourself a force to be reckoned with. And you’ll definitely need that armor and upgraded skills when you go to defeat the epic boss battles.
Players will be able to explore dozens of generated islands, and can work solo or together to restore peace to the world. As you explore, you’ll be able to meet inhabitants of the different worlds, complete their quests, and even recruit some of the citizens to your own homeland.
When you want a break from exploring the vast world, you can actually create and architect your own island. Even with touch controls, you’ll be able to build up amazing and jaw-dropping structures in Portal Knights’ Creative Mode. You can mine and father resources, and then build your homeland up with plenty of different materials and furnishings.
Looking to jump into a role-playing hack and slash adventure? Then look no further than Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 5. The world has been thrust into case because of the rise of the Dragons. And now, people of the world are attempting to survive in this apocalyptic land, fending off bands, monsters, terrors of the night, and more. You will play as a mercenary or bounty hunter who is given a choice: fighting for good or terrorizing the people of the world in your quest for prosperity.
One of the highlights of Dungeon Hunter 5 is the excellent graphics. Few games have been able to obtain the visuals that Gameloft has been able to obtain in this game. Suffice to say, it looks excellent. The graphics really “pop” on displays like Galaxy S10 or even the Google Pixel 3.
You can choose to play offline in this challenging world, or you can head online and join in on a multiplayer co-op mode. There is tons of customization in this game as well — equip your characters with over 900 unique and different pieces of armor and weaponry, upgrading your mercenary or bounty hunter enough to be able to handle even some of the most fierce enemies. Or, you can take your character into Player versus Player combat, see who can best each other and climb the competitive leaderboard.
Of all the Final Fantasy games on this Play Store, Mobius Final Fantasy manages to feel the most like a modern Final Fantasy game designed with phones in mind. The ability to play an RPG on a smartphone with one hand works well whether you’re a commuter or a passive multitasker, making it easy to balance your games with the outside world.
Mobius features a job system, similar to the one seen in Final Fantasy XII, which allows you to tailor your gameplay as you’d like. The job system works much like a class system in other RPGs; for example, your main character, Wol, begins the game as an Onion Knight before developing into a warrior once leveled up. Outside of the battle and level system, the game features an overarching map, allowing you to travel from area to area while explaining the story in short bursts as you continue through the world. I found the story to be largely a mess, with weak character motivations and a nonsensical McGuffin to chase after. That said, if you don’t have a problem with weird storytelling tactics, you might enjoy some of the stuff featured in Mobius for what it is. Honestly, the story comes and goes so fast, it’s far easier to simply ignore and focus on the gameplay, rather than trying to figure out what’s happening in the world of Final Fantasy.
Those special attacks and abilities are performed in game through a familiar mobile game trope: the classic card-basedsystem. Mobius uses a deck system where you gather combat and ability card, building decks for both single and multiplayer games. You can equip your card system in the menu between battles, gaining new ones through a gacha system—another well-worn mobile gaming trope. You can assemble your collected cards into multiple decks, sorting them through your card bank and choosing which to use for a mission. Each card has a specific type related to the elemental abilities outlined above, allowing you to battle against specific enemies more effectively.
I won’t lie—this game takes a bit to get into. It has a lot going on, between the battle system, the card system, and the convoluted story you’re probably better off ignoring (the game gives you the option to fast-forward straight through cutscenes). The in-game currency, magicite, can only be gained in small doses each day, making it a slow crawl to beat the game without giving in and purchasing from Square Enix’s store. But if you want an interesting tap/card battle system with a nice-looking Final Fantasy skin over it, Mobius Final Fantasy does that genre better than most of its competitors. There are plenty of chapters to play through, and despite a lacking story, the interesting battle system might just be enough to hook you.
You’re probably familiar with Minecraft, but if you haven’t played the game in a few years, you might be surprised just how far the game has come. The mobile version in particular, which started as a simple beta for a single Android phone, as lost its original “Pocket Edition” moniker and is instead promoted as a standard, flagship version of the game.
If you’ve never played Minecraft, you have a lot to learn. It has a lot of traditional role-playing elements, allowing you to equip your character with armor and weapons. The game has an extensive crafting system, where one portion of that system will allow you to craft your own armor and weapons, whether that be chest plates, boots, swords, bows, arrows, etc.
The crafting system actually intertwines with Minecraft’s massive sandbox system. You’ll be able to craft different items to help you gather materials — such as axes, mining picks, and more — which can then be turned into different materials for building structures, and even furnishings to outfit those structures with! You can even create modes of transportation, like boats and rail cars, to traverse vast amounts of water and land.
In addition to the crafting system, Minecraft actually has some story elements that you can follow as well. You can venture into the Nether, and then to the End Game to fight Minecraft’s epic boss: the Ender Dragon. And since Microsoft took over, there are a couple of other epic bosses that players will be able to challenge, including the Elder Guardian, The Wither, and the Wither Storm.
The game doesn’t have a storyline that you can follow; however, Minecraft does have elements in its crafting system to help you create your own story line through maps, notebooks, and signs. Get creative, because the sky’s the limit in Minecraft!
If you love the concept of Minecraft, but wish there was more of a story game, you’ll want to definitely check out Telltale Games’ adaption: Minecraft: Story Mode. You play as Jesse, and join a squad of heroes who all traverse together through a thrilling story line through Telltale Games’ own creation of the Minecraft world. In season one, you and the gang vanquish one of Minecraft’s most fierce bosses — The Wither Storm. The gang becomes the saviors of the world, and becomes famous heroes.
But as all story goes — there’s never a happy ending. A new evil arises in season two, which requires Jesse and the squad to uncover the mysteries of a hidden, ancient underground temple. There’s plenty of great and funny dialog, as well as multiple choice options that you can make. The visuals in the game are nice as well, particularly on newer devices like the Galaxy S10, Pixel 3, etc.
One of the neat things about Minecraft: Story Mode is that it’s broken up into episodes. All episodes aren’t available straight away, as Telltale Games releases them over a couple of months; however, each episode gives you hours of content that you can enjoy, particularly if you’re trying to see how all of the multiple-choice options play out in the end!
Pocket Troops: Tactical RPG is a different type of role-playing game, thrusting right in the middle of a cartoon-style battlefield. You’re the commander, and you have squadrons of miniature troops to command and control. Your job is to place them in strategic positions for maximum combat efficiency. You’ll lead your rag tag group of soldiers into battle, and fight against powerful military strong bosses.
You can build your own team of advanced and strong soldiers, venture through the single-player campaign, and when you get bored, you can go online and compete against other players. Despite Pocket Troops’ cartoon-ish style and many comedic themes, Pocket Troops is actually one of the few role-playing games on Android that has a fully fleshed out backstory.
Pocket Troops actually gives you your own military base that you can upgrade and advance as well. There are different facilities where you can upgrade different aspects of weaponry, and is a place where your squad can come to rest.
So if you’re ready to take part in an awesome story line, bring together your own custom squad of various troop classes, and show military strongmen who the boss is, download this game for free and play today!
In this awesome RPG, you’ll be transported to a medieval world. One that requires strength, tenacity, and a measure of fierceness to sustain yourself and fight your way through life. In this fantasy world, you’re the hero tasked with battles and assignments to gain experience and keep climbing the level-ladder.
In Forgotten Tales, you’ll encounter monsters, dragons, orcs, trolls, and plenty more mythical creatures. How you’ll overcome them is up to you: will you risk your life by taking on the challenge of battling against them in your own? Or will you build a band of trustworthy brothers of war to help aid you in times of trouble?
Beyond the adventures of war, there is plenty to discover in this RPG. When you’re not fighting for your life, you’ll be discovering treasure, finding new deserts or getting lost in vast forestry. Be sure to carefully in both dungeons and caves, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll make your way out to see the sun again. Forgotten Tales is free on Google Play, and it’s an exciting game you won’t want to miss.
LEGO and Star Wars had provided entertainment separately for both young and old many, many moons ago. But over the past 20 years, they have often combined their efforts and it’s been nothing but successful. What began in ‘99 with a buildable LEGO X-Wing, has grown into seemingly endless LEGO Star Wars films, block sets, games, and general merchandise. And now in the digital age of smartphones, let’s not forget the apps.
In this fantastic app, you may notice that this is not merely another hybrid of LEGO and Star Wars, but it goes even further, becoming a hybrid story of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. In the game, you’ll have to play through different tasks and levels to unlock more than 120 characters, and take advantage of both sides of The Force.
On the hardware and controls side of things, you’ll be able to choose to use your device in more of a “controller”-style, or simply use it as you typically would with apps as a classic touchscreen. Because this game is so vast, please be forewarned that it’s going to take up a good amount of your device’s battery-life. But for many, that’s hardly a cost for the amount of awesomeness LEGO Star Wars TCS has to offer.
Speaking of games that have been around for awhile, Final Fantasy has been beloved by many for over thirty years now. For the seasoned-gamer, Final Fantasy is among the classics that have made so many memories. And because of the game’s lifespan, it’s something they can pass on to their children, especially as we see so many of these great classics evolving with technology. What started on the original NES has now come all this way to our smart devices, which means it’s even more accessible for this generation than the last.
While this game is huge, you won’t regret it. The storyline alone is worth it, as you’ll work tirelessly to find Princess Garnet, who is the heir of Alexandria. There are so many plot twist (but we can’t offer spoilers) and adventures in this game, between meeting new people, forming alliances with others, and getting to the bottom of the impending doom before it’s too late.
In Final Fantasy, some of the best parts of the game are in the details that seem minor at first glance. Between armor build-ability, mini games, achievements, new skills, and more, each little detail is there to create a game-focused app that will provide hours and hours of entertainment for a long time to come.
If you’re in need of some comedic relief, look no further than Crashlands. While this game has a seemingly endless array of awesome gameplay, the tone of the storyline and banter between friends as you go along is well worth noting. Not only will you have fun playing, but hopefully you’ll get quite a kick out of even the most basic of dialogue as it was intended. Basically, if you need a good laugh, Crashlands is the game for you.
So what is Crashlands actually about anyway? Basically, you’re an alien trucker who lives in the galaxies. You’ll gain experience through a number of things: battling monsters, cooking new recipes, and more. As you level up, more and more places will be unlocked for you to explore. But with all new planets and galaxies come never-before-seen enemies too, so be sure to be on your guard.
One of the best things about Crashlands is how diverse it is. You can go from battling alien enemies and taming strange creatures to building a base, working on your house, cooking food, playing delivery-guy, and more. Crashlands is essentially a game built for you to never tire of playing it, and honestly, we’re more than ok with that.
Last Day On Earth is — as you might expect — set in a post apocalyptic world in the year 2027. An unknown infection secretly spreads across mankind, killing its hosts wherever it can. However, those people don’t stay dead — they rise from the dead and turn into zombies, making it difficult for a small group of survivors — thanks to the resistance in their blood — to thrive in this apocalyptic world.
In this role-playing survival game, you’ll have to watch statistics like your character’s, hunger and thirst levels. If you don’t watch them carefully, you’ll end up losing health, and eventually, dying. On top of watching your character’s statistics, you’ll have to collect valuable resources for crafting, create weapons, and even transportation for traversing around this vast apocalyptic world. Create fortifications to fend off against hundreds, if not thousands of zombies. Or, gear up and raid other survivors’ camps for resources. If you think you can survive in this dangerous world, hit the download button above!
How To Train Your Dragon has become an extremely popular cartoon-based movie, and now, it’s been turned into a role-playing game adaption for Android! In Dragons: Rise of the Berk, you’ll join Hiccup, Toothless, and friends to protect your village from invading enemies who insist on bringing chaos to Berk. Dragons isn’t like other movie adaptions though This game is full of content that will keep you busy for weeks. There are over four hundred dragons to discover, including our favorites that we’re already familiar with from the movie, such as Toothless, Stormfly, and even Skullcrusher. In addition to discovering new dragons, there are seventy five different species that you’ll be able to collect.
With 60 unique islands in the Viking territory, you’ll have plenty of different story-based missions to complete across the world of Berk. There are stunning visual effects in this game, which are enhanced through modern day flagship phones that bring unmatched clarity, such as the Galaxy S10. You can play this game offline in single-player mode with the many different missions; however, there are modes that allow you to test your strength against other rides in Brawl and Gauntlet game modes.
Finally, in addition to all of the awesome role-playing mechanics this game has, there are city-building mechanics where you can build out your own version of the world of Berk, creating facilities, homes, and other types of infrastructure. It’s worth a try!
These are twenty of the best role-playing games that you can play without a wireless connection on Android. We’re only scratching the surface on the amount of no WiFi role-playing games out there, but we can reassure you that these are some of the best that you can play on Android today.
Do you have a favorite role-playing game that doesn’t require WiFi or a data connection? Let us know in the comments section below, and it may end up on our list at some point!
Though originally for consoles and PC, Battle Chasers is a throwback RPG that looks absolutely stunning on mobile devices. You control up to three characters as they attack, defend, and heal, while up to three enemies attack you from the opposite side of the arena. Each character has basic attacks, along with abilities that require a certain amount of magic or health to use. As you level up, you gain new abilities and increase your stats.
Without much in the way of serious real-time action, Battle Chasers shines on touchscreen devices. The virtual controls are good-enough for moving through the world, but when it comes time to battle, selecting your moves or items just feels right.
Battle Chasers won’t be able to satisfy the needs of every gamer, but for those looking to capture the feel of old-school JRPGs while heading in a new direction in terms of worldbuilding, art style, and exploration. Development team Airship Syndicate made a fantastic throwback RPG here that manages to (mostly) avoid the pitfalls of other retro-inspired games, and at $10 for a complete 30-40 hour game, it’s well worth the asking price. And hey, Airship Syndicate is using their experience with the Diablo-inspired dungeons for good use, with a Darksiders spin-off entitled Darksiders Genesis coming later this year.
Considered one of the best games of all time and a major landmark in platform-RPGs, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has finally arrived on Android. Originally released on the PlayStation in 1997, Symphony of the Night is a direct sequel to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, and sees Alucard exploring his father’s castle after the disappearance of Richter Belmont. Once inside Dracula’s castle, you’ll find yourself lost in a maze, collecting items and abilities that let you traverse more and more sections of the castle. Symphony of the Night helped to cement the genre we now call Metroidvanias, and if you have yet to play this classic game nearly 25 years later, its Android release is a perfect opportunity.
Available for just $2.99, this is the full game on mobile, with virtual controls, full Bluetooth controller support, no ads, unlockable characters like Richter and Maria, and a new continue system. It’s easily one of the best RPGs you can grab on Android today, and well worth the price of a coffee.