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Games That Don’t Need Wifi – SmartHonk

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It’s never easy, having fun without having an internet connection. I remember listening to Hotel California on loop for an hour on my long!!! flight, because who downloads songs these days (or pays for music apps for that matter!).

Thankfully, I had that one song in my phone because a friend of mine had been kind enough to send it to me over a messaging app because one fine day I was just not in the mood to “search” for the version I wanted.

Also, when the ceaseless bout of idlity started making me uncomfortable, bored and fidgety at the same time, I played 2048. And when I couldn’t reach the total of 256, I got back to Hotel California.

This was pretty much about my flight plight. But the precis of this entire narration is – we need to find more ways of having fun without the internet. Now of course, you’ll tell me that we can always hang out with friends, go watch a movie, take a walk in a park or just sit in the porch and admire the beauty of nature. Yes. I absolutely agree, you can always do that.

Kill time with No WiFi Games for Free

There are times when you’re stranded in a local train with a network worse than the congestion, when it’s too hot to step outside and the luxury of wifi isn’t home, what you need is free no wifi games – or data for that matter!

The absence of data or internet per se gets to you the most when you have absolutely no way to find a way out of boredom. Like, being stuck in traffic, a long flight, or a bus or a train ride. I have been stuck in every situation mentioned here, and am pretty sure more than half of your find yourselves in these situations every now and then too.

And so, for my internet deprived audience, or people with battery issues, I have curated a list of all the fun – or say, super fun Wifi Free Games that you don’t need internet to play! Woohoo!

This means that we’re going to have a look at wifi free games you can play on a short or long flight, on your way to college or on your way home from work. The absence of the internet won’t bother you anymore, I’m sorry I’m getting a little emo right now! 

Here’s a list of all the no wifi games you absolutely have to play once in your lifetime, to show the internet that you still can have fun on your own. If you’ve been a victim of boredom due to the absence of internet or say a poor network, then congratulations, right below is a gold mine for you. Go crazy!

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List of No WiFi Games that don’t need Internet Connection

1. Jetpack Joyride – Arcade No WiFi Game
2. Hungry Shark Evolution – No WiFi Shark Game
3. Badland – WiFi Free Adventure Game
4. Eternium – Strategy Game No WiFi Needed
5. Alto’s Adventure – Adventure Game No WiFi Needed
6. Asphalt 8: Airborne – Racing Game No WiFi Needed
7. Smash Hit – No WiFi Shooting Game
8. Love balls – Roleplay Game No WiFI Needed
9. 2048 – WiFi Free Puzzle Game for Android and iOS

1. Jetpack Joyride – Arcade No WiFi Game

jetpack joyride game play wifi free

Mode: Single player
Genre: Side scrolling endless runner
Platform: Android, iOs
Developer: Halfbrick StudiosArcadeFree
Nominations: VGX Award for Best Handheld/Mobile Game, Game Developers Choice Award for Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Game Details: 

If you’re looking to kill some quality time while running around in an underground laboratory, then Jetpack Joyride is one of the best games around. It is a 2-D side scrolling endless runner that offers a great level of control and exciting gameplay. Your main goal is to survive the level as long as you can, all the while collecting coins, using power ups and killing evil scientists.

Of course in true arcade gaming fashion, there will be obstacles along the way. Thankfully, the game balances them with cool power ups and the unique control scheme that’s easy to use. It’s one of those games that you find easy to begin but hard to master, especially timing your jumps right is crucial and lasting long in this game.


This one comes with an interesting storyline that makes the game all the more interesting, and gives you a purpose to play with full dedication – and yes, adds the little hint of emotion that appeals to every human.

jetpack joyride game character story

The protagonist of the story is Barry Steakfries, who is a struggling salesman of a gramophone company, but the business is about to go bust due to low sales. One day, as a disturbed Barry walks down a street, sad because of the low sales, he discovers a top secret laboratory of Legitimate Research and spots the Machine Gun jetpack inside.

Dreaming of using the jetpack to do good, Barry bursts through the wall of the laboratory and steals the experimental jetpack from the clutches of the scientists, thus beginning the game!

jetpack joyride gameplay

How to play?

Getting started with Jetpack Joyride is a child’s play. Press anywhere on your mobile’s touchscreen, and it will start the jetpack up. There is a nice variety of jetpacks to buy, and you can do this with the coins that you are going to collect through the course of the game. Yes, coins, you must remember, are very important in this game.

Firstly, they’re going to help you buy new and innovative jet packs, and secondly, the latter is going to be your motivation for moving on and advancing the game. The more “pro” you get at the game, the cooler jetpacks you’re ready to buy.

Your goal should be to make it as far as possible in one round. However, making it far enough in this game is easier said than done, for the way is full of obstacles – electrical fences, missiles and the likes, that threaten the life of your little brave player.

While you’re looking for rewards to pick up on your way, do not forget about the dangers that lurk around. Considering you have played enough games till date, you can easily figure out the difference between the glowing icons that will help you advance your game, and the dangers that will end it.

One feature that makes the game easier is its super easy control. Thanks to smartphones, it is possible to play the game without having to memorize and control a bunch of different buttons.

All you need to do is simply touch the screen smoothly to move the character up and down, and fire the different jetpacks. The very first jetpack gives you a fast and easy start, as it can only fire downwards, and shoots you up into the deeper mysteries of this cool smartphone game!

Screen time – 45 Minutes 

This game is not a quick bummer. There’s a reason why it finds a place at the top of this list. It’s hard to get bored of this game within a span of less than help an hour, and hence it makes sure that if you’re taking a long or a short flight, you don’t get bored easily. There’s just a lot you can do, right from earning a lot of coins and getting new and better jetpacks, while you’re on your way back home from work or leaving for another country altogether. You can go on playing it as long as you’re doing good and the coin earning fun is brimming. You’re ten minutes into the game and you have already played it for 45 minutes, it’s that good!

2. Hungry Shark Evolution – No WiFi Shark game

play hundry shark evolution game without internet

Developer: UbisoftArcadeFree
Mode: Single player
Genre: Side scrolling endless runner
Platform: Android, iOs
Developer: Halfbrick StudiosArcadeFree

Game Details:

An installment in the Hungry Shark game franchise, Hungry Shark Evolution revolves around the player, a lone shark, consuming various marine species to grow in size until the subsequent, more powerful sharks are unlocked.

The number of species the player is able to consume depends on the strength of the shark; for instance, a reef shark cannot eat lionfish, but a great white shark can. Not all creatures can be consumed, and some turn out to be specifically hostile towards the shark, which means they’re your enemies in the game.

hungry shark evolution gameplay

As you move ahead in the game, the challenges and hazards increase with every level; helicopters may begin dropping explosive barrels into the sea, or fishermen may seek out the player in an attempt to end their frenzy.

In addition to these foes, the shark’s health constantly deteriorates and can only be restored when food is consumed; if the player goes without food for too long, the shark will die. Each shark possesses a unique ability (such as freezing breath or a boost) that can be upgraded.

Like a lot many other mobile games, the Hungry Shark is a freemium game, a series that offers each game for free, but charges real world money for additional gold (which can be acquired by playing the game) and gems (which can also be collected in the game).

Hungry Shark Evolution allows you to live the fantasy of being a terrifying shark and dominating not only sea creatures but also humans. It is a great concept that makes for compelling gameplay and extreme replay value.

A really interesting concept about Hungry Shark Evolution is its basic premise – to eat or be eaten. Like a shark, you’ll be able to gobble down smaller fish but you’ll also have to avoid bigger predators that can easily make short work of you.

There are also collectibles to collect, scores to beat and challenges to complete while playing this beautifully rendered 3-D game. Not to forget, you’ll also be able to eat humans and live out your Jaws fantasies.

How to play?

On the surface of it, Hungry Shark Evolution is all about being a shark, eating other sharks, and humans, and pelicans, and the entire kingdom of every possible species based underwater.

Even though this sounds easy, you will soon discover (that is if you play the game) that this is an art that is hard to master. Being on a lookout for prey while also saving yourself from the jaws of the bigger sharks can be a challenging task, but it sure is an interesting one.

Coming to the controls, the moment you step into the game you get an option of choosing between two controls to operate the player – either by tilting your phone or touching it to control the player with a joystick that appears on the phone screen.

The game might suggest you to select the tilting option, however, it is absolutely up to you to choose the control you are more comfortable with.

The green bar at the top right corner of the screen indicates your player’s life, and it gradually and eventually empties until you eat a creature and refill it.

Screen Time – 30 Minutes

A good 30 minutes, and a minimum of 30 minutes is what you’ll definitely spend playing this game. The reason why it is so easy to play this game for at least half an hour is that it only gets more and more fun watching the shark eat and grow as you take control of it.

The game is no rocket science, all you need to do is tilt or touch your phone and lead the shark to go on becoming stronger and mightier. It is like one of those videos that are solely there to soothe the eyes, and Hungry Shark evolution does quite that, while you spent a good 30-45 minutes playing.

3. Badland – WiFi Free Adventure Game

badland offline game

Developer: Frogmind
Genre: Adventure game
Platforms: Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 3
Awards: Satellite Award for Outstanding Mobile Game, Apple Inc.’s 2013 iPad Game of the Year award, Grand Prix award in the 10th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards, Metacritic score of 85/100

Game Details:

Badland is one of the best no wifi games for Android & iPhone simply because it offers compelling gameplay without the need for connectivity.

It is also one of the best looking 2-D games on possibly all platforms and it looks remarkable on any screen. The game is a side-scrolling adventure, one with a generous sprinkle of on the fly puzzles as well as some unique gameplay elements that will keep you engaged throughout the game.

The one-tap controls of the game offer a great level of control despite being so simplistic. There are multiple levels for you to play through and generally speaking, all of them are well designed and offer something new. However, once you end the levels, there is little incentive to revisit them.

How to play?

You control a fuzzy fly character by tapping and releasing the screen, holding your finger down to fly higher and letting go to drop. Avoiding dangerous things is always the basic plan in any play, but the terrain introduces a lot of obstacles that can speed you up or slow you down, such as fans, tilting platforms, sticky cockleburs and plant-like things that can explode anytime.

You’re not alone in this strange world, though. Badland drops power-up pods that do things like increasing your size, shrink you down, speed you up, or even spawn a bunch of friends. The way in which the game plays with these power-ups is almost magical, and as you flip through the levels, you’ll honestly feel some excitement about what could be waiting for you just around the corner.

Screen Time – 45 Minutes 

I think I should tell you this beforehand, Badland game is addictive. For that matter, this applies to all the games I have mentioned above or am going to mention now, however, Badland has a unique charm that makes you sit on the edge of your keep and keep playing till you fall off! It is very easy to play this game for about 45 minutes without getting bored, however, it really depends on how good you’re doing in the game.

A good score can keep you going for even an hour, and if you don’t get a hang of it which is highly unlikely, you might want to drop it after twenty minutes.

4. Eternium – Strategy Game No WiFi Needed

eternium game

Developers: Making Fun, Inc., Dream Primer
Platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

Game Details:

Here’s a description of the game from the publisher itself (the one on Playstore), and I’m bringing this here because I absolutely don’t think that any other words could describe the game better. (This comes with a few edits though, for continuity and clarity)

“Eternium is an amazingly fun and beautifully crafted Action no wifi RPG game for Android and iPhone, truly reminiscent of the great classics. It stands out from other mobile Action RPGs by its effortless “tap to move” and innovative “swipe to cast” controls, and its player-friendly “no paywalls, never pay to win” philosophy. Barring a few online-only features, the game can also be played offline after the content download completes.

The game provides a tap-to-move control which is more natural and relaxing than thumbsticks, and is also truer to the vintage point-and-click Action RPG experience.

Eternium game can be really played for free, as more than 90% of our players do. Purchases are completely optional. Gems, the game’s main currency, can be collected from enemies and quests. There is no limiting stamina or energy. The best things in the game are obtained by playing, not paying.

eternium gameplay

This game gives you a chance to experience a refreshing storyline, filled with interplanetary intrigue and seasoned with funny characters. Hunt your arch-enemy, Ragadam, across the worlds, while trying to uncover and undo his twisted plans.

Enjoy the visceral satisfaction of responsive, fast-paced combat, with spectacular special effects, pleasing sounds, rewarding damage numbers, all set against immersive backdrops and atmospheric, inspiring music scores.

You get to play as a Mage, Warrior or Bounty Hunter, wielding a sword, axe, staff or gun.

Play and level up to learn new abilities and increase your attributes, in the game where you battle skeletons, zombies, automatons, aliens, demons, dragons and many other creatures, across three beautifully hand-crafted worlds, or in endless generated levels.

Eternium brings to you the worlds where you get to venture into dark caves and dungeons, explore forests, villages and graveyards, lay siege to demon controlled castles, brave snowy mountain peaks, travel to the moon to slay strange creatures among craters and canyons, and beyond, to the deserts, pyramids and jungles of the red planet.

However, it’s not all that grim. The incentive to play are the treasure chests, gemstones and battle gear. Loot gold and equip your player with shiny breastplates, menacing helmets and hoods, spiked shoulder pads, mysterious cloaks or capes.

How to play?

Eternium is the first role play game on this list and hence the controls are going to be many. You run around, sling magic, kill bad guys, and explore various ruins and dungeons. It isn’t just another hack and slash game, for here, you’re battling zombies, skeletons and a whole lot of different alien species, with different powers and techniques.

However, if I do have to list the basics down, the very step is choosing the hero, which can be the Mage, Bounty Hunter, or Warrior. As you progress in the game, you will unlock and acquire new powers, making your hero more powerful and equipped in the fight against our alien enemies.

In this game, you can protect yourself with a shield, or choose to wield two weapons as a warrior.

Rescue your tank, healer and ranger companions who will join you in battle and use their abilities together with yours to create rewarding and powerful tactical combos.

Each hero class has access to about 20 abilities (skills or spells), and each of your three companions has four more. The game starts simple, but culminates in a flurry of tactical possibilities at high levels.

Screen Time – Indefinite Hours  

Given the beauty and the brilliance of this game, and the fact that a role-play game so good is available offline, you’re bound to play it for hours, if not the entire day. This means, the leisure in your flights – long or short is pretty much sorted. The game also makes for a good company on bus or train rides.

5. Alto’s Adventure – Adventure Game No WiFi Needed

alto's adventure offline game

Developer: Snowman
Engine: Unity
Genre: Platform game
Platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, tvOS, Fire OS
Publishers: Snowman, Noodlecake Studios

Game Details:

Yes, Subway Surfer, Temple Run, you’ve played them all and probably feel that you’re over these endless runner games. But Alto’s Adventure will really make you question this belief. This is mainly because this game is so much more than endless running.

A better description for Alto’s Adventure than a mere “endless runner game” would be – An endless snowboarding odyssey across the beautiful alpine hills, through neighboring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins – and yes, you have to run through all of this!

Don’t frown, at the end of the day, it does remain an endless runner game no matter how beautiful the gameplay is. So, along the way, you’ll get to rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and of course, outwit the mountain elders! – all of this while braving the dynamic elements and passage of time upon the mountain.

What you’re going to love about the game is the fluid, graceful and exhilarating physics-based gameplay. The gameplay has a super impressive touch of reality to it. The terrain is generated procedurally based on real-world snowboarding.

alto's adventure night mode gameplay

The gameplay is made even more captivating by the fully dynamic lighting and weather effects, including blizzards, thunderstorms, rainbows, shooting stars, and more!

What’s more? You can challenge your friends and compete for the best high score, best distance, and best trick combo!

Also, must I not forget, the immersive background score makes the game even more captivating and turns your intense gaming mode on!

How to play?

The gameplay is pretty self-explanatory in the description of the game. All you have to do is run, but that is not just what the game limits you to. Just like the game’s name is Alto’s Adventure but Alto isn’t the only playable character. As you play through the game, you’ll unlock a total of six mountain-dwellers, each with their own unique abilities. The game too, isn’t just a running game. There’s a lot you can get your player to do, like tapping and holding anywhere on your phone screen to do a backflip, grind on flag lines or rooftops, and jump on rocks or campfires. Acquire the wingsuit from Izel’s workshop for an entirely new gameplay dynamic and test your skills with 180 handcrafted goals!

As it has been rightly said, “Easier said than done”. It is easy to learn but difficult to master the one button trick system of the game.

Screen Time – 60 Minutes 

Alto’s Adventure is one of the best free games that don’t use data is going to have you coming back to it again and again. Because it is so easy and easy-going, it captures your interest within a few seconds into the game. And then you find yourself having the unaccomplished goals running in the back of your mind! So, you can easily play this game for as long as you want without really getting bored. Thanks especially to the super-smooth controls and beautiful graphics.

It will be fair to say that it can fill an hour or a half for you. The perfect company for travel.

6. Asphalt 8: Airborne – Racing Game No WiFi Needed

asphalt 8 game

Developer: Gameloft
Publisher: Gameloft
Platforms: Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Tizen, tvOS
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game

I definitely do not know each one of those reading this article personally. But I can still bet a million bucks on the fact that you all have played a car racing game. At least once in your lives maybe? And you must have also enjoyed it thoroughly. I remember how I used to sit at the back of my brother’s gaming chair while he played Harry Potter, Prince of Persia, Dave, NFS, Roadrash. Yes, I sat behind him through all of this because he’d never let me play. And I, willingly took the responsibility of feeding him cookies while he raced cars and bikes from his.

That’s pretty much about my experience with racing games (although my brother did let me be his opponent in a dual player setting and I’d beat him too). And I’m sure your experience with Asphalt 8: Airborne is going to be far more thrilling than my childhood gaming experience per se.

Asphalt 8 gameplay

Asphalt 8: Airborne is a gravity-defying car racing game where you’ll get to race in some of the hottest, most high-performance dream machines ever created! Just like many racing games, you can unlock various territories to run your automobiles, from cars to bikes, and take them on a global tour of speed. From the blazing desert of Nevada to the tight turns of Tokyo, you’ll find a world full of challenge, excitement and arcade fun on your road to the top!


  1. You get over 220 high-performance cars and bikes for you to drive and push beyond their limits.
  2. So what if there’s still time for you to buy your dream car. With Asphalt 8, you can easily drive the car of your dreams, be it Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ducati Monster 1200 or the likes, and the same goes for motorbikes! 
  3. The newly recorded high-fidelity motor sounds ensures a super realistic audio immersion. 
  4. You can customize and upgrade your rides with over 2,300 decals to take down your opponents with style! 
  5. Now this is a major one. Asphalt 8 takes you wherever you can possibly want to be – over 40 high-speed tracks such as Venice, French Guiana, Iceland, the Nevada Desert & other exciting locations in 16 different settings to ride your car or bike across! 
  6. Looking for me to mention gameplay already. Well here you go. The stunning visuals of the game, thanks to next-gen shaders, real-time geometry reflection and other amazing HD effects, make the races a sight! 
  7. Asphalt 8 introduces a detailed damage system in a mobile racing game and that is super cool.
asphalt 8 game car garage

And the most important highlight, the heart-thumping mix of amazing music licensed solely for Asphalt 8 that makes gaming 100% better and thrilling!

So why is it exactly called Airborne?

This one’s not your usual car racing game where the car takes a dive into the air when it’s run over an elevated surface. Though that’s going to happen too, but here, you get to hit the ramps and take the race beyond the limits of physics. You can actually break free from gravity and dive into the sky with your car or bike.

Admit it, we all love doing the things in a game that aren’t actually meant to be done; like going in the opposite direction to see if there’s anything hidden in there, or simply enter into places you’re really not supposed to be. I’m not saying that Asphalt 8 will let you do that, but yes, it quenches your thirst for crazy by letting you perform barrel rolls and wild 360º jumps as you soar past your opponents.this means that you can actually Manoeuvre through the air while pulling off insane stunts in your car or motorcycle to maximize your speed and find a fast route to the goal.

How to play?

Another touch and go game. You can rearrange your on-screen icons and controls however you like to customize and optimize your style of play. The very basic know-how you need is the sense of driving and turning with the right speed and the right timing. All of which you can control by a single tap on the phone screen!

Screen time – 60 Minutes 

If you have a thing for cars and racing, then congratulations, you can go on and on with this one. No matter where you are, in transit, or at home, or taking a break at the office – a round of Asphalt manages to make for a thrilling gaming experience that awakens your senses (this game can really be your ASMR if you’re the Fast and Furious kind).

Safe to say, Asphalt Airborne can be played for at least an hour without you getting bored. And you’ll still never have enough of it, mark my words!

7. Smash Hit – No WiFi Shooting Game

smash hit offline game

Publisher: Mediocre
Developer(s): Mediocre AB
Platforms: Android, iOS

Not the kind who likes to run around earning coins, killing zombies or racing cars? Well, don’t worry, I have the perfect game for you as well.

Game Details:

Smash Hit is a fun single-player “shooting” game. The beautiful graphics and simple gameplay combine into a spectacular video game. There’s legit no mental math that goes in this game. That’s not to say that it doesn’t need you to use your gaming skills even a little. But yes, it promises a thrilling gaming experience without much effort going in. It’s the best kids no wifi games that there is. The visuals are spectacular, the game isn’t addictive in nature, the game doesn’t have visuals that can be disturbing for kids to view or indulge into.

Essentially, it is a first-person game in which you need to throw iron balls against all kinds of different surfaces, starting with glass. Your objective is to earn points by breaking everything in sight.

What you need to do is touch the screen in the places where you want to throw your balls and the camera will act on its own accord. Of course, you’ll need to keep the game’s realistic physics engine in mind. Many times your balls won’t be able to reach their destination.

This is what is the most fun part about Smash Hit – the realistic behavior of each element in each level. The balls bounce realistically, and when the glass shatters, it’s really a sight to see!

A game of Smash Hit will end only when you lose all the balls. So the key technique of the game is not to act too fast. And absolutely not waste all the balls all at once. Instead, judge patiently and accurately when to launch a ball. A good shot is more valuable and worth more points.

smash hit gameplay

How to play?

Shoot balls. That’s literally all you have to do. While the camera works in its own way, you have to make sure that you touch the screen at the right place. That’s where you want to throw the ball. Keep repeating this, till you see the glass shatter before your eyes, and derive the ultimate pleasure out of it!

Screen Time – 45 Minutes  

Smash hit can work in two ways. It can either get addictive and have you play the game most of the time in a day. Or it can bore you out of your brains – if you’re unable to shatter the glass. Now, I must also mention that the possibilities of the latter are meagre. So there are high chances that it will become your favorite leisure partner, be it in travel or snack time at home.

If I have to give a figure, then you can play this game for a good half an hour to forty-five minutes. That’s easy without getting bored – or shattering the glass!

8. Love Balls –  Roleplay Game No WiFi Needed

loveballs offline game

Publisher: Lion Studios
Platforms: Android, iOS
Apple: 4.6/5
Android: 4.2/5

This is the game that the internet wouldn’t really talk about, but it has captured my interest for years. I still have it on my phone despite all the HD graphics and terrific role-play games coming in. This adorably cute game will always find a place in my heart.

Use your creativity and imagination to bump two balls separated by obstacles or even suspended in the air. The goal is not to let anyone of them fall – out of the screen, and draw a pathway in such a way that the balls meet. Once you get a hang of the game and clear one level after another, you’ll find the addiction getting to you. This one is going to make it difficult for you to keep your phone down till you haven’t cleared at least a total of five levels, or attempted to clear one level at least ten times.

loveballs gameplay

Each level comes with a hint so you always have the option of making it a little easy. But if you’re the kind who likes challenges, then clearing every level on your own without using the hints is sure going to be a lot of fun.

Not to forget, this is the game you would want to play with the sound on. I have often found myselves humming its background score. And also trying to play it on the piano, that’s how sweet and soothing it is.

How to play?

You have to set the ball rolling, quite literally. Each stage gives you a pen with a certain amount of ink to draw the path for the balls to meet. Now, you have to work out the shortest and the viable way to make these balls bump. In a way that you do not finish the ink. Also, it is not just about finishing the ink, the lesser the amount of ink you use to draw the path, the more the stars you qualify with, three being the highest.

Screen time – 60 Minutes 

You can play this game easily without getting bored for as good as an hour. I have played it for longer durations at length, but that’s another thing! You might just put your phone down because you’ll get tired of staring at your phone screen. But you’ll definitely find yourself picking it right up again, because you would want to clear the next levels too!

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9. 2048 – WiFi Free Puzzle game for Android and iOS

2048 game

Developer: Gabriele Cirulli
Genre: Puzzle video game
Mode: Single-player video game
Publishers: Solebon LLC, Andrea Bellitto
Platforms: Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, Apple TV

Here’s my love for this game coming out explicitly. Amidst all the HD and 3D gameplay video games we’ve discussed before this one, it would be a sin if I didn’t bring one of my favourites here, even if the game is plain, like legit, plain.

But that does not mean that it ain’t interesting! Trust me, I have found myself playing this game in the little breaks I have stolen at my workplace, during my everyday half an hour bus ride, and as I told you, in the one hour flight.

2048 puzzle game

Game Details:

So, what is 2048? 2048 is a single-player, sliding block puzzle game that needs you to add tiles of the same digit or number in a grid. The game’s objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048.

How to play?

The rule is simple, don’t let all the blocks fill up in a way that the digits can no further be added. However, there’s a lot more ‘technique’ that goes into getting to the 2048 figure, but that you will figure out after you have played this game more than me! Depending on the version you install, you should get the option of choosing from grids of different sizes, namely, 3×3, 4×4 or 6×6. The bigger the grid, the easier it is for you to reach the desired total. On the contrary, the smaller the grid, the more challenging the game becomes.

Screen Time – 30 Minutes  

Play it for as long as you want! This is not a role play or a car racing game that demands minutes from you in a go. If you have nothing to do, you can simply flip your phone out and start playing this game, even if it for 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Waiting for someone, play 2048. Waiting for the bus? Play 2048. Travelling? Play 2048. I guess I have said it enough, but this is by far the most engaging and convenient game I’ve come across, and ya, no matter how much I’ve played it, it never fails to challenge me!

So these were the brilliant games that you can play without wifi. Their offline functionality saves you from the pain and the boredom of being “internet-less” in commute or at home.


If you’re the adventure kind gamer, then most of the games mentioned in this list will appeal to you, and for the puzzle solving types, Love Balls and 2048 would make the ideal choice. It’s time to say goodbye to boredom and hello to games that don’t use data. Choose your game and your player, go and download it right away, and kick start your no wifi gaming spree. Happy gaming to all the readers!                                  

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