Best offline mobile games in 2024: Minecraft, Stardew Valley, more

Aakrit Sharma
Stardew Valley with Minecraft's Steve and Bloons TD 6 logoConcernedApe / Mojang / Ninja Kiwi

Mobile games offer some of the best portable experiences if you decide to relax and put down your controller, or want to get away from your PC setup. However, if you don’t have a network connection you’ll need to play offline games, so here are the best offline mobile games in 2024.

Console and PC games have revolutionized gaming visuals over the last few years, but playing them often requires a beefy system and other hardware, which can cost a lot of money. Mobile gaming, on the other hand, is quite convenient and often has tons of free games.

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While many mobile games these days like Call of Duty: Mobile and Genshin Impact require an internet connection, there’s a list of offline mobile games that you can check out whenever you’re disconnected from a network connection.

So, here are the games that can be played without constant internet, making up our list of the best offline mobile games in 2024.

Ten best offline mobile games in 2024

Stardew Valley

A house in Stardew ValleyConcernedApe
Eric Barone developed Stardew Valley under the alias of ConcernedApe.

Stardew Valley is one of the best offline games as it offers over 50 hours of content that revolves around farming, raising animals, mining, building a family, and countless other things. The customization options for your farm and home are more than enough, and new single-player content keeps arriving through updates.

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If you like life simulation games, you can definitely consider getting Stardew Valley. Over the years, the game has won multiple awards and has solidified its place as one of the best titles ever.

LIMBO

Character facing a wolf in LimboPlaydead
Microsoft Game Studios was the original publisher of Limbo for the Xbox 360 console.

LIMBO is one of the most awarded mobile games in history, and to be fair, this indie adventure game deserves every bit of it. Its puzzle design is unique and the visuals and sound help in providing an immersive experience.

The game puts you in a dark world where you take on a wide range of obstacles and puzzles. The goal is to save your sister. Many levels might feel impossible at first glance but learning new things with every challenge is the beauty of this game.

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Alto’s Odyssey

Official art work for Alto's OdysseyNoodlecake Studios
Developed by Team Alto, Alto’s Odyssey is an endless runner and sandboarding game.

Alto’s Odyssey has a ton of biomes with unique hurdles and the engaging soundtrack is what sets this game apart from other titles in this list and makes it a good offline game.

There’s a cast of six characters with different abilities and every level suits some characters more than others. From hot air balloons to wall riding, there are many mechanics in Alto’s Odyssey that you can master.

Plants vs Zombies 2

Teams of Plants and Zombies ready to attack each otherEA
Plants vs Zombies is one of the most popular mobile games of all time.

EA’s Plants vs Zombies is one of the most famous gaming franchises ever and the second installation in the series is even more entertaining than its predecessor.

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The game feels easy at the beginning when you have a limited number of plants to use and the Zombies have restricted powers. However, there are over 300 stages and the action keeps on improving.

While you can play Plants vs Zombies 2 with other players through the Arena mode, the core game is offline and there’s enough content spread across 11 worlds for you to complete.

Minecraft Pocket Edition

Minecraft official art workMojang
Minecraft is the best-selling video game in history, with over 238 million copies.

The most popular sandbox game in history, Minecraft, is also available on mobile devices and you can access it without an internet connection too. The game is simply what you make of it: it can be a farming simulator, an action RPG, an educative journey about ores and animals, and even a multiplayer experience.

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Minecraft is one of those games that never runs out of content. This explains why it is still being played by millions after decades of release. If you decide to play Minecraft, make sure to check out our crafting guides for elevators, fences, books, anvil, Netherite Armor, blast furnace, spyglasses, beds, and buckets.

GRID Autosport

A race in GRID AutosportEA
GRID Autosport is the third game installment of its series.

In a genre stacked with big names like Need for Speed and Asphalt, GRID Autosport is a brilliant offline mobile game if you want to try something new. With over 100 cars and 100 tracks, you’ll always have something at your disposal.

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In this game, you aspire to be a pro racer which requires mastering different racing styles like Open-Wheel, Tuner, Touring, Endurance, Demolition, Drift, Drag, and Street Races.

Two Dots

Two Dots official art workPlayDots
Two Dots has over 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

If you’re looking for an offline mobile game that is simple yet entertaining, Two Dots could be the best pick for you. There are over 4400 puzzles that require you to touch dots and there’s no time limit to hinder your decision-making.

While some puzzles contain hidden objects, others compel you to rack your brains and come up with the perfect move. Overall, we recommend this game to you if you aren’t a big fan of fast-paced action and want something light-hearted to pass the time.

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Bloons Tower Defense 6

Bloons TD 6 promo artNinja Kiwi
Heroes in Bloons TD 6 serve different roles like damage dealer and support.

Bloons Tower Defense games have redefined the genre and Bloons TD 6 is the most polished game in the series so far. The chaotic Monkey vs. Bloons format has gained tons of popularity over the years and if you’re yet to try it, Bloons TD 6 is a great starting point.

Bloons TD 6 has Monkey Towers and Heroes that work uniquely in well-designed maps. The four-player co-op mode is a plus, but you won’t miss out on anything while playing the single-player campaign.

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Every Tower in Bloons TD 6 is useful and you’ll never witness an imbalance in the meta. For more on this, make sure to check out our Bloons TD 6 Heroes tier list.

Plague Inc.

Plague Inc: The Cure thumbnail featuring the game's logo.Ndemic Creations
Plague Inc. is one of the best strategic games for mobile.

If you are looking for something brain-stimulating, then Plague Inc. is the perfect choice. In this game not only do you have to strategically plan and predict what happens but also choose the right options to get the desired outcome.

Plague also has some of the best realistic simulations coupled with different hurdles that will prevent you from achieving the perfect world outbreak.

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Mini Metro

Mini Metro thumbnail featuring various multi-colored lines and the game's logo.Dinosaur Polo Club
Mini Metro has over 1 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

Winner and finalist of various awards, Mini Metro is a free offline game with no ads or in-app purchases. In this game, you are tasked with designing an efficient subway or metro map for an ever-growing city.

The game features a great responsive soundtrack coupled with randomised population growth which keeps things interesting at all times. You can also design maps for real-world cities and compete with real players to make the most efficient subway ever.

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Well, these are our top ten picks for offline mobile games belonging to different genres like strategy, action, RPG, simulation, racing, and more. For more content on the games, have a look at:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].