Most Android games require an Internet connection, but sometimes you simply can’t be online – whether because you’re not near any networks or because you’ve run out of data. With those moments in mind, we’ve put together a giant list of free Android games that require no Internet connection to be played. The compilation includes games from all genres, so it’s not likely you won’t find something to get excited about on this list of 30 titles.
Temple Run 2
An essential classic that’d be truly difficult to get bored of. Play into infinity and beyond with this endless runner that carries on the traditions from the original game.
Though the game is a bit old already, it stays fresh with continuous updates and new maps where you can run through temples while dodging all the obstacles you can think of. [Download]
Aficionados of strategy and management games have a mega classic here: Transport Tycoon adapted to Android devices thanks to this open source remake. A knockout game that will fill your dreams with creation of transport routes. And yes – there are indeed people who dream about stuff like that. [Download]
It’s all high-speed snails in this splendid kart racing game based on the animated film Turbo. I haven’t seen the movie, but I can definitely assure you that this is one of the best kart racing games to be found on Android.
Besides whizzing along at top speed, you can grind on the shortcuts and compete in different game modes. [Download]
Into the Dead
For the gamers out there who still get excited about any new zombie survival game, this is the game for you. An addictive game with a setting that’s quite a lot better than many of the later games that litter your Android screen with zombies with no rhyme nor reason. [Download]
Hungry Shark Evolution
Ain’t every day you can say you’ve controlled a shark, but with this game you get the chance to do just that. And obviously this involves being the king of the sea for a day.
It’s got more than 40 levels and different kinds of shark to dominate the oceans with while you attack everything in your path. A fun game with a ton of hidden secrets to discover. [Download]
Angry Birds Star Wars II
A classic superhit that we can’t leave off this list, not to mention one of the best titles in the Angry Birds franchise. Most games in this saga can be played with no connection of any kind, but we’ve picked this particular game because, in our humble opinion, it’s one of the most comprehensive and fun. The Star Wars license never goes out of style and here we’re going to enjoy it enormously with the most famous birds in the world doing a cosplay of the clash between the Light and the Dark Sides. [Download]
People who think there’s no room on Android for games of gorgeous execution should take a gander at this magical title. An endless runner with a delightful aesthetic and the Alps as its backdrop.
The best thing about Alto’s Adventure is that it doesn’t just work artistically – the game is fun indeed and it’s hard to put it down while challenges still remain for you to surmount. [Download]
One of those games that’s much more than it first appears. Don’t be fooled by its relative graphic simplicity: this is one of those Android gems at the graphic and gameplay level that’s sure to ignite your enthusiasm. [Download]
Hexagons and Greeks in the same game for lovers of roguelikes where the important thing is surviving at all costs – but while being clear at all times that you’re going to die over and over again until you start to master the game. Once you do, you’ll keep dying, but will still be eager to return to those rooms full of evil. [Download]
Shadow Fight 2
It’s time to come to blows in this 2D fighting game that’ll remind you of the great genre classics. The distinguishing feature of this game is that all the fighters are silhouettes, which gives it quite the unique look.
This is quite a varied game with controls that are very well adapted to touchscreens. Note the backdrops in the levels, which are really gorgeous. [Download]
A ruffle through legendary Android titles is enough to find games that have fallen by the wayside with time yet still deserve an honorable mention on this list. In this original first-person adventure, you’ve got to fling iron balls at a bunch of different surfaces to get the highest possible score. Along the way you can enjoy the great responsiveness of the game’s physics. [Download]
One of the offspring of Temple Run that’s become one of the most downloaded games on Uptodown since 2014. These wild figures give you an inkling of how much fun there is to discover in this game.
Lasting as long as possible in this endless runner set in a metro station gets harder and harder as you run further and further. [Download]
Though it’s got a few years under its belt, graphically Badland is still on the cutting edge. Surviving the 80 different levels of platforming is a proper challenge to enjoy alongside your hirsute protagonist. [Download]
After triumphing on iOS devices, the endless flights in Jetpack Joyride have given Android gamers much to be happy about. It remains as fun as the first day and its brilliant power-ups continue to make players beam. Pure addiction in the form of a video game. [Download]
Survival and roleplay in this traditional roguelike that will make you weep with joy at the multitude of deaths that occupy your cubbyholes. A great model of this genre, with controls fully adapted to smartphones. [Download]
Asphalt 8: Airborne
I’ve already lost count of how many games there are in the Asphalt saga, but this spectacular driving title will let you fly inside your car in extraordinary and impossible jumps.
As usual for this franchise, you’ve got a ton of cars and a huge number of different tracks to drive (and fly) on at top speed. [Download]
Time to confront the endless hordes of evil with your giant shadowy sword. This game takes a bit of inspiration from manga classics like Berserk and sets you to forge ahead from one side of the screen to the other while exterminating enemies.
I say yes to games that embrace shadows worthy of German expressionism in their graphics, and you should too. You simply must play this title, which continues to get updates and added content all the time. [Download]
An Android clone of The Settlers, this game sets you the task of converting a medieval town into a proper city in this particular Middle Age. By-the-book strategy games are always nice to have around, especially in the Android catalogue. [Download]
Immerse yourself in the American South, with rednecks on porches, illegal moonshine, and ubiquitous shotguns. By tapping the screen you’ve got to keep a horde of monsters from overrunning your swamp house.
One of the big appeals of this game is seeing exactly what kind of enemies will try to reach you, as the variety is pretty broad. Luckily you’ve also got an endless array of different weapons to defend yourself with. [Download]
Frogger, cubed. Crossy Road is a laudable project, as taking an arcade classic and infusing new life into isn’t as easy as it seems. Thanks to this fun title endless games have appeared using the same brilliant low-poly aesthetic. It’d be hard to get tired of it. [Download]
Platformers went through a glorious era thanks to Nintendo 64 and Swordigo tries to evoke, in its own way, that old-school feeling. An action platformer with RPG overtones where the design of the levels will fill your heart with nostalgia. [Download]
Plants Vs Zombies 2
Thinking about Plants vs Zombies probably instantly brings to mind the terrific song that appeared in the first game. It was clear that this wasn’t just one more tower defense. And the second part offered all the same fun with even more juice.
The graphics are full of color and the gameplay remains as entertaining as the one we got a taste of in the first installment in the saga. Unmissable. [Download]
The great point of reference in the city construction genre is the legendary SimCity and this game is an Android version of this great classic. It even brings back the pixellated graphics and the difficulty of bygone days. We’re old school – what can we say? [Download]
If we include two games from this famed driving saga from Gameloft on our list it’s for good reason. This title was developed with low-storage devices in mind, as the game amazingly takes up a scant 100 MB.
Though its size is one-tenth that of the other titles in this franchise, it’s still spectacular and sends you off on dizzying races in the most dazzling cars you can think of. [Download]
Geometry Dash Lite
We’re not going to get into too much detail about one of the most downloaded games on Android, but people who haven’t played it already should prepare themselves for one of the most frustrating experiences they can imagine. It still keeps you coming back for more, though, and the glory of beating a level is incomparable … if you haven’t flung your smartphone across the room by that point. [Download]
Earn to Die 2
The premise of this game is to survive in a Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic world where tons of zombies and obstacles aim to keep your car from making it to the next control point. OK, nothing terribly original, but still quite addictive.
This 2D racing game takes as a given that you’re going to die a lot before making it to a safe haven. But that’s part of the game and you’ll need to go about upgrading the different car parts to make it good enough to get a bit further in the next incursion. [Download]
This gorgeous puzzle game draws on the terrific Monument Valley to bring you a similar experience for free. Not that we haven’t already mentioned it before, but we couldn’t miss out on a change to keep singing the praises of this little gem.
Besides enjoying its manifold levels, this game also has its own level editor, meaning you’re looking at a gaming experience that can last as long as you like. [Download]
Six Guns: Gang showdown
“Inspired” by the brilliant console game Red Dead Redemption, this western brought to Android by Gameloft is surprising for the variety of situations it drops you into and for its efforts to bring the magic of console gaming to Android devices. It’s old, but it remains a highly gratifying experience. [Download]
SoulCraft has few peers in terms of knockout action RPGs on Android that are really worth your time. Here you play an angel who holds the destiny of humanity in his hands. It boasts controls that are well-adapted to touch screens and a bunch of different game modes in case you get bored of the main campaign. [Download]
Hill Climb Racing 2
Fun 2D races while trying to keep your jeep from flipping? I say yes and a zillion other players have given this game the same verdict. Though the game has a multiplayer mode, it’s completely enjoyable if you fancy playing on your own without being connected to the Internet.
You can enjoy the first installment for free as well, but this sequel is better, so you’ve got a lot of hours of guaranteed fun with Hill Climb Racing 2. [Download]