Most of the games that are being released nowadays require an active wifi connection, either to sync with online servers or to check the DRM protection of the copy. Either way, it becomes a real problem when you have limited network connectivity, since they either become unplayable or put up a loading screen that takes the same time as lunch. Therefore, we decided to put together a list of games that don’t require an active wifi connection just so that your daily commutes don’t become too much of a stress. The following games do require a wifi connection sometimes when you load it up for the first time, but after that, it’s totally offline. Check these out and let us know if you have anymore to add to the list!
9. Tetris (1984)
Okay, so this one’s a freebie! No matter what type of potato PC or console you might have, you can always fall back on ‘The Great One’. ‘Tetris’ is often regarded as the bestselling video game of all time and with over 35 years of legacy under its belt, we are no one to argue. It was first developed by Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian game developer, while he was working independently at The Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the Soviet Union in Moscow. The first playable version was conceived on June 6th, 1984 and has since then cemented its place in video gaming history. It also happens to be the first intellectual entertainment property that was officially exported to the USA from Russia when it was published by Spectrum Holobyte for the Commodore 64 and IBM PC in 1987.
We won’t go into the details of gameplay since you have already played at least 10 versions of the game, but if you fail to remember the details, here they are — it’s the one where there are blocks falling from the top of the screen and you need to align them in a straight line so that no gaps are present within them. If you succeed in forming a full horizontal bar without a gap, that whole bar is removed. If you happen to be good at the game, it can keep you going for hours and hence it finds a spot on this list. There is literally a version of ‘Tetris’ for all consoles out there, but if you want to try out something new, we highly suggest you search for a recently released version on VR Headsets called ‘Tetris Effect’. The visuals are stunning and Enhance Games has really done a good job of re-imagining the game for modern devices. Whether you have a wifi connection or not, this is one that you can always fall back on in times of need.
8. Rento (2016)
‘Rento’ is a dice board game that plays very similar to ‘Monopoly’ but also introduces enough new nuances so as to distinguish itself as a different intellectual property. At the core of the gameplay is the very same mechanics that made ‘Monopoly’ great in the first place but here the offline AI is actually good and manages to stay relevant in the gameplay. While the digital version of ‘Monopoly’ shines in online multiplayer, this one is far more attuned for offline gameplay; so if you run out of wifi or have limited net connectivity, then you can always hit up this one.