15 Best Offline Games To Play That Do Not Require Constant Internet Connection To Enjoy 2024

Are you tired of seeing games nowadays requiring access to stable internet connections at all times while trying to boot up games? Worry not because you aren’t the only one who is bothered by this worrying trend. As useful and informative as being online is, sometimes, gamers want to dive in and have some fun, ... Read more

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Best Offline Games To Play

Are you tired of seeing games nowadays requiring access to stable internet connections at all times while trying to boot up games? Worry not because you aren’t the only one who is bothered by this worrying trend. As useful and informative as being online is, sometimes, gamers want to dive in and have some fun, and do not want to get involved in all the ‘online aspects’ of a particular game, as that is when playing an always-online game becomes more of a headache rather than a source of entertainment.

In the good days of gaming during the early 2000s, players could boot up any game of their liking and play it to their heart’s content, without ever needing access to a high-speed internet connection. or otherwise. Modern games, on the other hand, have made it mandatory for gamers to have a high-speed internet connection to be able to play, but we at BenettonPlay believe it to be both unwise and unnecessary.

Online games are great at keeping players updated and connected with the living, breathing gaming world around them. Still, there is no denying the fact that with all their perks, they come with their fair share of drawbacks and nagging issues that have the potential to wreck a gamer’s gameplay session in the blink of an eye through auto-save errors, rubberbanding issues, frequent network disconnections, etc.

Thankfully, amidst all the internet-dependent games, there are a plethora of other games as well that do not require an internet connection to play, so, if you like us are tired of all the recent always-online games and want to go back to playing games the old-fashioned way, the way they are intended to, today we have brought you all some amazing offline games that players can indulge in and play to their heart’s content, without needing access to any form of internet connection whatsoever.

So without much, let us jump into the list of the best offline games to play that players can enjoy without having an internet connection:

1) Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter
Developer(s)Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date29 March 2017
Platform(s)Android, iOS, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Fallout Shelter is a 2-D community-building simulation game set in a post-apocalyptic earth where players take on the role of a Vault master who must develop a well-functioning underground vault from scratch. The main role of the players is to ensure that the basic requirements of the vault residents, in terms of their food, water, and power requirements, thereby preventing any unwanted disasters from occurring.

Players will build various rooms in the vault, with each room providing its residents with unique buffs that will help the community thrive, like a power generator room provides more available power to the base, whereas a gunsmith’s room allows players to craft in-house weapons. Each of the members present in the game’s world has unique S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats that players can utilize to help the community thrive.

2) Pirate Outlaws

Pirate Outlaws
Pirate Outlaws
Developer(s)Fabled Game
Publisher(s)Fabled Game
Release Date28 August 2019
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, PC, Xbox One, macOS,
Mac Operating Systems

Pirate Outlaws is a rogue-like card game in which players must take their pirate ship and crew and embark on an epic adventure through the dangerous seas to challenge various other pirate masters and try to defeat them.

Players will able to play the game in three gameplay modes. The first is the navigate mode which allows players to explore the game’s world and will look to challenge and defeat various masters that stand in their way. In the Arena mode, players will go head-head against other pirates and face a new champion after every 10 levels. Lastly, in the Tavern mode, players will look to defeat waves of pirates before facing off against the powerful tavern keeper.

3) Alto’s Odyssey

Alto's Odyssey
Alto’s Odyssey
Developer(s)Snowman, Team Alto, Noodlecake Studios,
Publisher(s)Snowman, Noodlecake Studios
Release Date21 February 2018
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, macOS, tvOS,
Mac Operating Systems

Alto’s Odyssey is a 2-D, endless-runner game set in a desert where players control Alto and help him traverse through a sprawling desert on his trusty sand board, collecting various collectibles and avoiding life-threatening obstacles like rocks along the way.

At the beginning of the game, players are given the choice of selecting between a set of characters that they can choose from, each with unique stats that can give players a unique gameplay edge like higher jumping capacity, higher top speeds, and so on.

4) Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley
Release Date26 February 2016
Platform(s)PC, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Linux, Nintendo Switch, macOS,
iOS, Android

Stardew Valley is a farming, community-building simulator set in the picturesque Pelican city, in Stardew Valley, where players take control of a custom character who is tasked with renovating, managing, and growing an abandoned farm passed down to him by his ailing grandfather.

Apart from taking care of their farms and taking on activities like farming, foraging, mining, raising livestock, and growing crops, players will also be connecting with various other inhabitants of Pelican City and developing some meaningful relationships along the way, with each NPC having their preferences, personalities, and professions.

5) Dead Cells

Dead Cells
Dead Cells
Developer(s)Motion Twin
Publisher(s)Motion Twin
Release Date7 August 2018
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Linux, macOS,
iOS, Android

Dead Cells is a 2-D roguelike-Metroidvania, souls-lite game in which players take control of a character called the prisoner, who embarks on a killing spree through the dark and eerie, procedurally-generated world, to not only escape the gradual but definite decaying of the island but also to banish the evil King, once and for all.

The game follows the permadeath formula, so players will have to be mindful of this fact when facing off against tougher foes later on in the game, also one slip-up and players will have to restart their run from the very beginning.

To assist them in their journey, however, players will be able to utilize various powerful skills and abilities, along with their integral dodging mechanics, to make quick work of the challenging foes they come across.

6) Limbo

Release Date2 August 2011
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One,
Xbox 360, Linux, Android, iOS, macOS, Mac Operating Systems,

Limbo is a 2-D, indie, puzzle-platform adventure set in a boy’s mental state of limbo while he searches for his lost sister. In this game, players must guide the boy through a perilous dark world, avoiding dangerous traps and creatures along the way. The game utilizes a ‘trial and error’ formula where players are expected to fail a couple of times before finding the apt solution to a particular puzzle they face in-game.

To give the game’s world a dark and grim look, the entire game is set in a unique monochrome color palette. Moreover, the game employs a dedicated physics system where the main character’s body as well as all the moveable and non-movable things around him present in the game’s world, all react naturally to the player’s actions, giving the game a very realistic appeal. On the surface, the game might seem a bit simplistic in design, but as players delve deeper into it, the more engaging and brutal it becomes.

7) Civilization VI

Civilization 6
Civilization 6
Developer(s)Firaxis Games,
Release Date21 October 2016
Platform(s)PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, Android, iOS, macOS.

Civilization VI is a turn-based 4X strategy game in which players take control of a nation of their choosing the build a civilization that will stand the test of time. As players grow their empires, they’ll naturally attract the interest of other civilizations who will either try various methods to undermine the player’s work or trade with them and become allies. Apart from other nations, players will also have to safeguard their nation from the added threat of barbarians who roam the unclaimed wilds.

In this game, players will need to establish new cities, expand their territories, and spread their influence on the entire map. To spread their influence, players can either rely on their colorful cultural, influential scientific advancements or their military might.

Also Read: Interested in playing this game? Take a look at our in-depth Civilization IV leaders tier list to know which are the best nations to take control of in-game.

8) Gris

Developer(s)Nomada Studio
Publisher(s)Devolver Digital
Release Date13 December 2018
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S,
Xbox One, Android, iOS, macOS

Gris is a 2-D puzzle-platformer adventure game set in a fictional world in which players take on the role of a young girl named Gris, who is lost in her thoughts while trying to recover from a painful experience in her life. Through Gris, players will embark on an emotional journey to restore the voice and physical form of a broken statue, all while trying to help Gris recover from her troubles.

As players progress further in the game, however, they’ll have access to new abilities that will help them open up new paths to help them discover more about Gris as well as the world she’s in.

Unlike other 2-D platformers on this list, Gris’s gameplay does not feature action, drama, or violence, which is a great move as the developers want to convey the story of the game by utilizing only the meticulously crafted art pieces that make up the entirety of the game’s world, along with various entrancing, melodious soundtracks as well.

9) The Witness

The Witness
The Witness
Developer(s)Thekla Inc.
Publisher(s)Thekla Inc.
Release Date26 January 2016
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nvidia Shield, iOS, macOS

The Witness is a third-person exploration-puzzle game set on a vibrant tropical island where players control a character who does not know how he got there, and must now explore the island and solve puzzles to find answers and clues to his many questions.

In this game, players will not find any audio or text explaining to them what is happening in-game, instead, they must try to solve as many puzzles as they possibly can to progress further in the game and uncover more clues.

There are more than 500+ puzzles that players can try to solve, each with varying levels of difficulty. As players progress further, newer ideas are introduced into the puzzles that directly impact the solution to a particular in-game puzzle.

10) Monument Valley

The Monument Valley
The Monument Valley
Developer(s)Ustwo Games
Publisher(s)Ustwo Games
Release Date12 July 2022
Platform(s)PC, Windows Phone, iOS, Android

Monument Valley is an isometric adventure-puzzle platformer game where players take control of Princess Ida and embark on a puzzle-filled adventure through the mystical land of optical illusions and impossible objects, referred to as Sacred Geometry in-game.

In this game, as mentioned earlier, players will be tasked with solving various optical illusion-based puzzles, each with their unique level of complexity and solutions. Players will push, pull, raise, lower, and rotate structures in this game to find the perfect answer that allows them to progress further.

11) Plague Inc.

Plague Inc.
Plague Inc.
Developer(s)Ndemic Creations
Publisher(s)Ndemic Creations
Release Date18 February 2016
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, Linux

Plague Inc. is a strategy simulation game where players must develop a deadly pathogen in their lab capable of bringing an end to the entire human race. As more and more people get infected with the player’s created pathogen, the government will do its best to find a cure for it, so the player’s pathogen must be able to deal with all the cures the world throws at it and keep growing, infecting everyone it comes in contact with.

To always keep the pathogen one step ahead of the cure, players will need to keep monitoring the composition of the cure being developed and modify their pathogen’s characteristics accordingly. Players will have access to more than 10+ diseases to play around with, each with their unique characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, etc. that they’ll have to monitor and enhance.

12) Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors
Vampire Survivors
Developer(s)Luca Galante
Publisher(s)Luca Galante
Release Date20 October 2022
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Android, iOS,

Vampire Survivors is an action roguelike-bullet-hell game in which players take on the role of a vampire hunter who enters an arena of sorts and must go on a killing spree and try to survive against the endless waves of diverse enemies. Apart from acquiring levels and experience points, players will also be tasked with collecting gold from the battlefield to allow the three main characters

Players will initially start the game with a few basic weapons but as players venture further into the game and the fighting starts getting more intense, players will occasionally start receiving power-ups in-between battles to provide them with new powers, abilities, or weapons to withstand and thrive against the growing onslaught of enemies.

13) Terraria

Publisher(s)505 Games
Release Date
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One,
Xbox Series X and Series S, Wii U, Linux, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, macOS,
iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Stadia

Terraria is a 2-D action-adventure construction game in which players take on the role of a randomly generated character and have complete freedom to play the game in whichever way they would like to. The game gives players a true sandbox game experience by allowing players to have multiple choices when it comes to the activities they can indulge in the game.

In this game, players can either choose to invest their time harvesting common as well as rare resources from the earth to further develop their bases, weapons, and tools, explore the sprawling procedurally-generated world and fight various enemies, or stay right at the starting spot and build a castle to be proud of.

14) Don’t Starve

Don't Starve
Don’t Starve
Developer(s)Klei Entertainment
Publisher(s)Klei Entertainment
Release Date23 April 2013
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch,
Wii U, Android, iOS, Linux, OS X

Don’t Starve is a top-down, action-adventure, horror-survival game set in a mysterious dark world where players take on the role of a trapped scientist named Wilson, who must explore, gather, craft, and survive this hostile wilderness if he ever wishes to find a way out of this nightmarish realm.

This game is as brutal as roguelikes come. Players looking to play this game should not expect any type of handholding as they will start the game with absolutely nothing on them and it will be totally up to them to explore, gather, craft, hunt, research, and survive the unforgiving wilderness they find themselves stuck in.

15) Race The Sun

Race The Sun
Race The Sun
Release Date10 December 2013
Platform(s)PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Linux, OS X, Wii U,
iOS, Android

Race The Sun is an endless runner game set in a fictional world where players take control of a solar-powered spaceship and embark on a high-octane obstacle-avoiding adventure. The main objective for the players in this game is to maneuver their spaceships through procedurally generated levels and prevent them from colliding with objects that fall in their way.

During their journey, players will be able to collect various pickups that will reset the setting timer of the sun by a second or two, giving players more time to continue their flight.

Moreover, although the game is indeed an endless runner, it does end if either the players accidentally crash into an object or structure, or when the sun eventually sets.


And there you have it guys! These are some of the best offline games that gamers can look to dive into that do not require them to have access to an uninterrupted internet connection 24×7. Gamers can comfortably enjoy playing these games without needing to worry about disconnecting from the game’s main servers or encountering higher pings, resulting in laggy gameplay sessions.

Please keep coming back to this post from time to time as we’ll look to update this post regularly with more offline games like these, as and when they are available to the gaming community. Until then, enjoy these hassle-free offline games to your heart’s content.

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