It’s no secret that online multiplayer games have long ruled over the Google Play Store. Games like Clash of Clans and Mobile Strike are extremely, immensely popular—not to mention massively financially successful. One of this year’s biggest launches in mobile gaming for example, Fire Emblem Heroes, has a huge online component attached to the game and requires your phone to be online while you play, and similar titles like Final Fantasy Brave Exvius are quite similar in their online duel strategies. Even single-player games like Super Mario Run sometimes require you to be online just to ensure you haven’t pirated the game.
And while these persistent online requirements are typically acceptable, sometimes you don’t want an online experience—you want a game that can be played while fully, completely offline. Whether you’re in the backseat for a long car ride, travelling on a plane lacking WiFi, or simply tired of running up your mobile data cap, there are times where the only games available to play are games with fully offline modes.
Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up some of the best experiences in mobile gaming on Android, focusing entirely on games playable in single-player, fully offline mode. There are just random pickings from the Play Store either; each game has been tested to guarantee a positive experience both in terms of graphics and gameplay. So next time you find yourself flying coach from New York to Los Angeles, don’t let yourself get sucked into a terrible in-flight movie. Pull out your phone and let the hours melt by with one of our picks of the best offline games you can find on Android today.