What are the best entertainment apps or games for long road trips that don't require cellular data?

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    2048 is a simple but addictive game where you must join the numbers with the objective of reaching the 2048 tile without getting out of the game. It's a strategy game in which the player needs to add the number to get to the goal. 

    Android, Online, iOS


    Candy Shao
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "I don't carry a lot of data on my phone plan so I'm always happy when I find an app that's fun to play isn't reliant on cell data. 2048 is one of those games that you can plug into at any time and be entertained for hours. It's a great way to de-stress for a quick break or to play as you pass the hours while traveling. The object of the game is to match up numbers and get to tile number 2048, hence the name. It's fun, it draws you in, it's all consuming, it's simple to use. This great little app will keep you entertained."
  2. 13

    #2Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure is an adventure game developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc for iOS and Android devices. This game allows the player to join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Wagner
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "it entertains and keeps people happy for the right people"
  3. 12

    #3Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game developed by Gameloft in 2013. It's suitable for fans of extreme arcade racing games, featuring luxury dream cars and phenomenal graphics that would even please racing simulation enthusiasts.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Rose
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Need a game to play? Dont want to eat up your data? Asphalt 8 was perfect. This was an awesome arcade racing game that really felt natural. I loved every bit of it."
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    #4The Tower

    The Tower

    The Tower is a free game for iOS and Android devices, developed by Ketchapp, in which you need to build the tallest of all possible towers. Hit the leaderboard and challenge your friend. No internet connection required.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kyle Wells
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "Th Tower is a nice game for people who like builder games. It's real simple though. The only down side I experienced was that the game kind of had poor graphics. I felt they really could have devoted more energy on a 3D model. "
  2. 7



    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Larry Sims
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "Minecraft is a super fun game, an absolute classic already. Really fun to build and break stuff!"
  3. 6

    #6Tank Hero

    Tank Hero

    Tank Hero is an Android and iOS game in which you drive a tank and shoot your rivals. The game is fast-paced and the gameplay's mechanics are simple and intuitive. Both online and offline modes.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Chen Cui
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "As both an online and offline option, Tank Hero seems like a great option for those who are into action oriented games. Though it is slightly disappointing that this is only mostly for Androids and the type of entertainment is focused on action, it is still a great resource for long road trips. "
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    Rider is an addictive free game for Android and iOS developed by Ketchapp. You have a crazy motorcycle and you have to ride it until the wheels fall off. Lots of challenges and bikes.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jorge Alberto Vásquez
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "It's the holiday season. Are you getting ready to travel? Do you have a long car ride ahead. If you do, you should try Rider. This is a great game for long road trips and doesn't require cellular data. This is a fun motorcycle game where you can do amazing stunts. It's simple, fun, and great for passing the time. "
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    #8XCOM: Enemy Within

    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.


    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Gary Stewart
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "If you want a great game that doesn't require cellular data, XCOM: Enemy Within is what you need. The levels are hard but still fun at the same time and the character design is top notch."


Best What are the best entertainment apps or games for long road trips that don't require cellular data
12048Games 18 Free
2Alto's AdventureGames 13 Free
3Asphalt 8: AirborneGames 12 Free
4The TowerGames 9 Free
5MinecraftGames 7 Paid
6Tank HeroGames 6 Free
7RiderGames 4 Free
8XCOM: Enemy WithinGames 1 Paid

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