What are the best offline action games?

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    World of Warships

    JB
    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've loved this game since it came out. It's full on strategy and naval clashes. Maybe it's because i'm really into battleships and stuff but definitely one of my favorite games!!"
    1. 24
      Batman: Return to Arkham

      Batman: Return To Arkham is a remaster of the two most acclaimed Batman games of the last generation - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City with many new features as new improved graphics and lightning effects.

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      EC
      Eduardo Campos
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "I've been a huuuuuuuge fan of anything Batman-related and this game made me happy because you can play it offline without the need for a steady stream of internet connection...."
      EC
      Eduardo Campos
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "I've been a huuuuuuuge fan of anything Batman-related and this game made me happy because you can play it offline without the need for a steady stream of internet connection. Like every Batman story ever, it's darkness and grittiness is truly captivating."
      AA
      Angélica Arreola
      Written on February 26, 2018
      "We all saw the early graphics comparison videos to the PS3 versions, and the visuals were extremely dark (if fact we can all agree they looked like they were going to be worse than the PS3 version). Rocksteady then delayed the release of this version (based on the negative response to the graphics is unknown). Now that it is here, I will say they overcompensated for the early negative response by making the default brightness extremely bright. Even the IGN review comments on this... the extreme brightness of the environment kills the atmosphere and mood. HOWEVER, if you adjust the brightness settings to about 1/4 of the full bar the game looks amazing! Everything is crisp, clear, and a massive upgrade from the PS3 versions. Hope this helps anyone on the fence in purchasing. Please click "Yes" below if you found this information helpful... I was definitely on the fence (even after the IGN review) but I'm now glad I did."
    2. 22
      Asphalt 8: Airborne

      Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game developed by Gameloft in 2013. It is suitable for fans of extreme arcade racing, with real dream cars and phenomenal graphics that will also please racing simulation enthusiasts. 

      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows

      Free - with in-app purchases

      KT
      Kenneth Tran
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "I really love Asphalt 8's wide variety of cars. They're awesome and this game is a blast."
      KT
      Kenneth Tran
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "I really love Asphalt 8's wide variety of cars. They're awesome and this game is a blast."
    3. 18
      Into the Dead

      Into the Dead is an action game set in a zombie apocalypse where you have to run for your life and defend yourself by unlocking powerful weapons and perks. The game is developed by PikPok for Windows and mobile devices.

      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows

      Free - with in-app purchases

      DW
      Dorothy Wallace
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "I can honestly say that I prefer this over the part 2 of this game. This one has a more actrion-feel to it and doesn't shy away from unrealistic features like weapons laying..."
      DW
      Dorothy Wallace
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "I can honestly say that I prefer this over the part 2 of this game. This one has a more actrion-feel to it and doesn't shy away from unrealistic features like weapons laying around everywhere in a repeating map and that makes it more fun!"
      AS
      Andrea Spencer
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "Lots of thrills in this one, and I like it. It's one of the zombie games, so expect lots of blood and dead bodies. The zombies are waiting for you (whenever you get close they snatch you!). For an offline game, it's pretty cool and even my teen likes it."
    1. 18
      Planescape: Torment
      Uncover secrets of past lives in this story-rich, tactical roleplaying game set in a dark fantasy city at the heart of the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse. 
      Games

      Windows, Mac

      $19.99

      LC
      Lawrence Contreras
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Man if you are a super nerd like me and love to play Dungeons and Dragons than this is another great game to keep the interest alive. Check it out you won't be angry that you..."
      LC
      Lawrence Contreras
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Man if you are a super nerd like me and love to play Dungeons and Dragons than this is another great game to keep the interest alive. Check it out you won't be angry that you did"
    2. 18
      Transistor

      Transistor is a science fiction action, indie, and RPG game where the player takes on the role of the character Red as she travels through a series of locations, fighting against her enemies known as the Process. It is developed and published by Supergiant Games.

      Games

      Mac, Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4

      $19.99

      CS
      Cecilia Sandoval
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "The art and graphics are good with this game. It has very favorable reviews and very little complaints."
      CS
      Cecilia Sandoval
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "The art and graphics are good with this game. It has very favorable reviews and very little complaints."
    3. 16
      XCOM: Enemy Within

      XCOM: Enemy Within is an action game that allows you to play in a 3rd person point of view. In this game, you have to win against alien invaders using weapons and abilities while carrying powerful and dangerous fighting tools.

      Games

      iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

      $9.99

      CC
      Cheng Chang
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "sci-fi games that pit humans against aliens is fun, if i do say so meself. this one is a breath of fresh air due to the offline capability and doesnt require us players with..."
      CC
      Cheng Chang
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "sci-fi games that pit humans against aliens is fun, if i do say so meself. this one is a breath of fresh air due to the offline capability and doesnt require us players with crappy net connections to be online 24/7"
      DN
      Donna Nichols
      Written on November 11, 2017
      "It's a cash-in on the XCOM name brand. It's just passable enough to please the plebs but it's really not that great."
    4. 13
      Implosion - Never Lose Hope

      Implosion - Never Lose Hope is a hack and slash action role-playing game for Android that is free to play for six levels. The game has a fantastic touch interface and is set in a science fiction environment. 

      Games

      iOS, Android

      Free

      SP
      Shreyas Powar
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "Implosion is an action game for Android that you can play anywhere. It has awesome graphics and the controls are really goo. You can play it both online and offline, whenever..."
      SP
      Shreyas Powar
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "Implosion is an action game for Android that you can play anywhere. It has awesome graphics and the controls are really goo. You can play it both online and offline, whenever you feel like playing."
    5. 13
      Alto's Adventure

      Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Explore the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness and visit nearby villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JK
      Judy King
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "It's engaging and captivating scenery and BGM makes this game such a joy to play despite its repetitiveness. It's a mobile game, so you can expect it to not need any..."
      JK
      Judy King
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "It's engaging and captivating scenery and BGM makes this game such a joy to play despite its repetitiveness. It's a mobile game, so you can expect it to not need any connection to the net whatsoever!"
      KR
      Kelly Rice
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "This is a fun little game. It's interesting and single player so you don't need an online connection to play."
    6. 12
      Dead Effect 2

      Dead Effect 2 is a first-person sci-fi shooter game. Fight for freedom in the spaceship and upgrade your weapons and your body implants. Train and develop your character as your enemies get stronger and bigger. 

      Games

      iOS, Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      CH
      Christine Hopkins
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "Dead Effect 2 is a great sci-fi shooter game. A nice, different take on a shooter game, but the app requires being online so it is not a good option for offline action games."
      CH
      Christine Hopkins
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "Dead Effect 2 is a great sci-fi shooter game. A nice, different take on a shooter game, but the app requires being online so it is not a good option for offline action games."
    7. 10
      XCOM: Enemy Unknown

      XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game created by Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive. It is a reboot of the 1994 classic video game, UFO: Enemy Unknown. It was released in 2012 for different platforms.

      Games

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

      $29.99 - Varies by plan

      TC
      Tyler Contreras
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "XCOM: Enemy Unknown is action packed war game. You direct missions and soldiers towards greatness! Use cool weapons and strategies to guide your army against many different..."
      TC
      Tyler Contreras
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "XCOM: Enemy Unknown is action packed war game. You direct missions and soldiers towards greatness! Use cool weapons and strategies to guide your army against many different military organizations."
      MS
      Michael Stephens
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "Enemy Unknown has very high-quality graphics. Now that the game is bit older, the price has really come down. It's a great value."
    8. 9
      Infinity Blade III

      Infinity Blade III is an action role-playing game for iOS, developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games. It is the third game in the Infinity Blade series of video games featuring Siris and Isa as the main characters. 

      Games

      iOS

      $6.99 - with in-app purchases

      JB
      Joyce Bradley
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "This is a cool game that let's you play when you are offline. Sometimes there are syncing issues after being offline, so look out for that."
      JB
      Joyce Bradley
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "This is a cool game that let's you play when you are offline. Sometimes there are syncing issues after being offline, so look out for that."
    9. 7
      Crashlands
      Crashlands is a story-driven crafting ARPG set in an outlandish world of hidden magic and high technology. Fight and tame alien beasts, craft resources into weaponry, befriend the locals, and go toe-to-chin with a world-domineering maniac.
      Games

      Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

      $6.99

      EJ
      Eric Jiang
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "I would avoid Crashlands if you need an action game. I felt like the APRG settings really made the game move at a slow pace and the graphics weren't too great."
      EJ
      Eric Jiang
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "I would avoid Crashlands if you need an action game. I felt like the APRG settings really made the game move at a slow pace and the graphics weren't too great."
    10. 6
      Torment: Tides of Numenera

      Torment: Tides of Numenera is an RPG with plenty of philosophical choices, which is the spiritual successor of the 1999 Planescape: Torment. This game is developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Techland Publishing. 

      Games

      Windows, Mac

      $44.99

      HG
      Hannah George
      Written on June 16, 2018
      "Torment: Tides of Numenera is an awesome RPG and definitely the best offline action game available anywhere right now. I lose connectivity in my house which is out in BF Egypt..."
      HG
      Hannah George
      Written on June 16, 2018
      "Torment: Tides of Numenera is an awesome RPG and definitely the best offline action game available anywhere right now. I lose connectivity in my house which is out in BF Egypt and I love that I can continue to play even without Wi-Fi. Gameplay is great and the game is very intelligent and involved."
      AB
      Amanda Brewer
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "This game is awesome. I love playing this game it has a great story and good graphics."
    11. 5
      Plague Inc.

      Plague Inc. is a simulation game that requires strategic skills and revolves around the idea of survival of the fittest. Player's aim is to put an end to human history by infecting a disease and eventually make it a plague.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      VB
      Vivaan Bose
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "what better way 2 spend the weekend than to create your own disease and kill off the entire human population. sit back and laugh with glee as they try desperately to fight..."
      VB
      Vivaan Bose
      Written on August 15, 2018
      "what better way 2 spend the weekend than to create your own disease and kill off the entire human population. sit back and laugh with glee as they try desperately to fight back against your string of diseases that slowly picks off countries one by one lmao"
      RP
      Ronald Price
      Written on November 12, 2017
      "Playing this simulation is like being a grand villain in a James Bond film. Evolution is your friend as your pathogen becomes a plague on humanity!"
    12. 3
      Plague Inc: Evolved
      Plague Inc: Evolved is a strategy simulation game developed and published by Ndemic Creations. Released in 2016, this single-player game can be played on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS.
      Games

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      $14.99

      LF
      Laura Fisher
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "This game was pretty interesting as it was pretty realistic. The play is good and fast. The world build was strong and detailed. I finished it and passed it onto my brother..."
      LF
      Laura Fisher
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "This game was pretty interesting as it was pretty realistic. The play is good and fast. The world build was strong and detailed. I finished it and passed it onto my brother who really enjoyed it as well. The virus factor was really intense and the possible end of the world was a good goal to prevent."
      SR
      Samantha Reynolds
      Written on June 15, 2018
      "Topic is the usual post-apocalypse, but the 'save the world' is different. Keeps the plot engaging."
    13. 1
      Middle-earth: Shadow of War

      Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG video game based on the fictional Tolkien's universe and is the sequel of Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor.

      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4

      $59.99

      NW
      Nick Wei
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Middle-earth: Shadow of War follows up Shadow of Mordor, which was one of the best sleeper hit titles of this console generation. This one comes up short though with odd loot..."
      NW
      Nick Wei
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Middle-earth: Shadow of War follows up Shadow of Mordor, which was one of the best sleeper hit titles of this console generation. This one comes up short though with odd loot box mechanics and micro transactions. The game play is also a little tired this time around, and though the Nemesis system is still super cool, I think they need to change things up if they do a third game."

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    Best offline action games
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Batman: Return to Arkham Games 24 Paid
    2 Asphalt 8: Airborne Games 22 Free
    3 Into the Dead Games 18 Free
    4 Planescape: Torment Games 18 Paid
    5 Transistor Games 18 Paid
    6 XCOM: Enemy Within Games 16 Paid
    7 Implosion - Never Lose Hope Games 13 Paid
    8 Alto's Adventure Games 13 Free
    9 Dead Effect 2 Games 12 Free
    10 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Games 10 Paid
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