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Top 10 Best Mobile Games You Can Play OFFLINE

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Script written by Mark Sammut The best time to play a game on your smartphone is usually not always the time when you have the best internet connection or wifi - so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Best Mobile Games You Can Play OFFLINE. Special thanks to our user “th_robin” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Best Offline Mobile Games

What do you mean there’s no signal? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Best Offline Mobile Games

For this list, we’re looking at the best mobile games that do not require an internet connection. While some of these titles include a multiplayer component, only the single-player will be taken into account.

#10: “The Room Three” (2015)


Ambitious and challenging, this puzzle game ranks among the best of the genre. The Room Three is a prime example of how to properly design a sequel, as Fireproof Games’ expanded on the mechanics introduced in their previous two outings. Puzzles are only as fun as the logical consistencies they are built upon, and The Room 3 never stops making sense. The story is kept on the mysterious side, as the player is locked away in a series of rooms and has to solve multiple puzzles to escape. There are no get out of jail free cards, as the intricate challenges require dedication and actual creative thinking to solve.

#9: “Badland” (2013)


A mobile game so great that it was ported to consoles and even earned a Game of the Year edition. At first glance, Badland seems like your standard platformer, as players navigate a cute little critter over a series of traps towards the Marioesque pipe at the end of the level. Thankfully, Frogmind Games slowly add new elements to the gameplay, as the fuzzball learns how to multiply to solve puzzles. The fantastic level design demands that a handful of these creatures be sacrificed for the greater good, leading to a difficult but rewarding experience.

#8: “Plague Inc.” (2012)


A good game is not necessarily unique and vice versa. In the case of Plague Inc, it happens to be both. This strategy game is all about contaminating the world's population with a particular virus or bacteria. After the player picks a plague type, they have to plan out the ideal upgrades and flight routes to slowly dwindle down Earth's population. Admittedly, most of the game time will be spent examining a world map, but the mechanics are challenging enough to keep most strategists engaged for more than a few hours.

#7: “Arkanoid VS Space Invaders” (2017)


After all these years, we are back to Arkanoid and Space Invaders. This mash-up could easily be waved away as a blatant attempt to cash in on 80's nostalgia if it was not for the gameplay's impressive depth. Arkanoid Vs Space Invaders is a premium title that offers around 150 levels, including a slew of fun boss battles, as the player manipulates their paddle to reflect back the beams sent by the aliens. There are multiple difficulty levels and assist characters to unlock, adding a great deal of replayability to an already extensive experience.

#6: “Alto’s Adventure” (2015)


Snowman's endless runner is the full package. Alto's Adventure does not necessarily break any new ground, as the gameplay is quite straightforward for the genre, but it manages to hit all the right notes along the way. As the terrains are procedurally generated, Alto's Adventure is technically never ending, although players have nearly 200 goals to try and complete. The gorgeous graphics are enhanced by dynamic weather effects, ensuring the experience never truly gets dull. Alto's Adventure is a landmark release in the over-saturated endless runner genre.

#5: “Crossy Road” (2014)


Somehow, a hybrid of Frogger and Flappy Bird actually kind of works. Crossy Road is the very definition of a pick-up-and-play mobile game, as the intuitive controls and the score based gameplay makes it suitable for nearly every occasion. The premise is simple enough, just try to navigate your hopper through the never-ending traffic, but the charming visuals and colorful roster are hard to resist. Even Mickey Mouse got in on the action. Also, there really is nothing more satisfying than seeing your name on the leaderboard.

#4: “Asphalt 8: Airborne” (2013)


The closest thing we have to a new Burnout game. Asphalt 8: Airborne is the culmination of nearly a decade of fine-tuning by Gameloft. The graphics stand among the very best and would not look out of place on a console, but they are far from Asphalt's only positive. The exhilarating gameplay offers more than enough variety, with the launch version including a robust single player experience stretching over eight separate seasons. There are tons of cars, tracks, and modes; so players are not just going from one race to another. The only negative is that Airborne requires quite a bit of power under the hood to run smoothly.

#3: “Plants vs. Zombies” (2010)


The king of the tower defense genre. While Plants vs Zombies might have been slightly overshadowed by its third-person shooter big brother, the original strategy game is still a delight to play. The mobile port omits a handful of modes included in the PC version, but the single-player is fully intact. Zombies are on the attack and it is your job to mount a defense, with an array of plants available for deployment. There are over 40 different soldier types, whose effectiveness varies depending on the stage. The levels are fun to play through and Plants vs Zombies never stops being charming.

#2: “Monument Valley” (2014)


Short and sweet. Ustwo Games' Monument Valley is trying to be an experience, so the gameplay is good but nothing particularly awe-inspiring. Princess Ida is on a journey of discovery, as she traverses ten separate mazes filled with strange puzzles. Each stage stands on its own two feet, with unique mechanics employed to avoid monotony. Monument Valley succeeds due to its minimalist story and the gorgeous visuals which compliment it. Seriously, these environments are practically a work of art and incorporate some of the best sound design of recent years.

#1: “Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” (2013)


If a developer has to be inspired by a franchise, then Zelda is a solid place to start. Oceanhorn follows a young boy who sets out on an epic adventure to find his father. The world is frankly huge, so the unnamed hero uses a boat to go from area to area. New islands containing dungeons, treasure chests, and bosses are unlocked by questioning NPCs. While Oceanhorn cannot quite match the brilliance of Wind Waker, Cornfox & Brothers demonstrate a clear understanding of why a Zelda game works. From the details visuals to the fun gameplay, Oceanhorn is a must have for gamers.
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