What are the best iOS games to play in airplane mode?

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    #1Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a point and click adventure game that shows us the of 4 crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. The game is 2D mixing animated comic book, exploration, action, puzzles and emotion. 

    Android, Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nicole Sims
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Whoa there! This is one hell of a heartwarming game. I swear by the gods. This adventure game will teach you how to trust your canine companion. It is a mix of puzzles packed with actions also. It takes you to a journey with your canine and then you go through the dark forest together. N ice story plot!"
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    #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

    Daniel McDonald
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "One of the best airplane mode games that you can try. It's simple to control and play but is hard to master. The art style is both simplistic but intricate at the same time."
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    #3Infinity Blade III

    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. 



    $6.99- with in-app purchases

    Willie Chapman
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Want to play a game while in airplay mode? Try Infinity Blade III on for size! Without needing internet connectivity you will be fighting the titans in no time. From the actual movie, this is the third game in the series and the most involving."


Did you know that not turning your airplane mode while on the plane on will not necessarily harm the passengers of the flight? The interference doesn't happen every time a phone is on inside an airplane. However, transmitting cell phones can cause audible interference on the aircraft's radio. It is like hearing a "dit-dit-dit-dit" tone, the same sound whenever a phone is set near a speaker.

Airplane mode also helps on charging your phone faster, roaming and searching for nearby Wi-Fi or GPS uses up quite a bit of power, so airplane mode stops your smartphone from looking for signal connections. With those functions disabled, the energy it would be using stays in the battery, making your smartphone focus its attention solely on recharging. It also helps whenever you are having trouble getting signal or mobile Internet issues, switching airplane mode on and off again can help you regain carrier settings like restarting the whole system. It also will stop any additional downloads regarding apps with in-app purchases. Even with the airplane mode on, your alarms and reminders will still work, with emails, however, you might still be able to read messages in your Inbox and even be able to compose an email but it won't be actually sent, instead it'll wait in your outbox or draft.

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    Crashlands is an adventure role-playing and crafting game created by Butterscotch Shenanigans. It is a game where players take the role of a trucker trying to survive on different planets. It won Gamezebo's Game of the Year award in 2016.


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows


    Leo Huang
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "This one is a little pricey but is well worth it in my opinion. If you're one that likes to tinker and play around with stuff, then, this game is for you. It's crafting system is one of the best that I have tried on any game and there is always more materials to be found and items to create."
  2. 9

    #5The Wolf Among Us

    The Wolf Among Us

    The Wolf Among Us is a gritty, violent and mature thriller game based on the Fables comic books. The game players will discover that every decision can have enormous consequences. 


    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac


    Deng Qian
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "This was the first game that was released by Telltale Games but it still remains one of the best narrative games that I have experienced so far. From the art style, the storytelling, and pacing, everything just works flows. This is one game that you should play if you ever find yourself wanting to play something while on a plane and you're on airplane mode."
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    #6The Room Two

    The Room Two
    The Room Two is a 3D puzzle hidden object mystery escape game developed by Fireproof Games which features 3D locations, audio, cloud saving, and multi-language support. Compatible with Android and iOS devices.

    Android, iOS


    Joyce Roberts
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "This is a great puzzle game. Its a sequel to "The Room" and they did a great job with it. It has a mystery style theme to it as well. Couldnt ask for more. "
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    #7Broken Age

    Broken Age
    Broken Age is a coming-of-age story with Vella Tartine and Shay Volta as main characters. They are two teenagers in similar situations, but different worlds. You can play and switch between their stories and take control of their lives.

    Mac, Android, Windows, iOS


    Keith James
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "A pretty fun game. It's nice to see games that I can play in airplane mode as well as in my macbook. I don't have an unlimited data plan so it's great to be able to not have to spend extra money just to play a game because it requires data. I recommend this to teenagers who are into point-and-click genre and coming of age genres of games. :D"
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    #8Bruce Lee: Enter the Game

    Bruce Lee: Enter the Game
    Fight for justice as the greatest martial artist of all time: Bruce Lee. Defeat thousands of enemies with powerful attacks in amazing, non-stop, 2-D action.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Samantha Jordan
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "This is a really fun app and a great way to kill time. Also, you can play the entire game in airplane mode which is great if you travel a lot. The graphics are good and the story is engaging. I mean, c'mon, who doesn't love burce lee right?? Whenever I play this, I feel like iam an expert martial art practitioner!!"
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    #9Implosion - Never Lose Hope

    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. 


    iOS, Android


    Sean Ye
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "One of the best RPG experiences that you will ever have on mobile. There is plenty of content available in the game. From missions to various gears and weapons, there is no shortage of things to do in the game. Plus, it's playable offline. WIn-win."
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    #10Gangstar Vegas

    Gangstar Vegas

    Gangstar Vegas is an open-world action game similar in style to Grand Theft Auto, where your goal is to become the top gangster in Las Vegas, and to do so you will have to get rid of everyone who dares opposing you. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Angelina Ortiz
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "IDK but this game reminds me of Grand Theft Auto. Anybody agrees with me?? The missions and quests in dialogue format are almost identical with the latter. Anyway, I won't recommend this game to people who are yonger than 18 because the theme is too violent for such youngsters. Game controls are poorly manageable (Especially running). Anyway, I would rate this w/ 3 stars only"
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    #11Double Dragon Trilogy

    Double Dragon Trilogy
    Enter Double Dragon Trilogy is a game comprised of the three installments of the franchise. It was developed and published by DotEmu and can be played on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.

    Android, iOS, Windows


    Theresa Rivera
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Pretty cool game if you are looking for something to play in flight mode. Hwoever, the graphics resolutuin is not that high, I find itnot very amusing. Well, let's give it a chancve because it offers 2 game options--the arcade and the one with a story plot. Try it if u want."
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    #12Eternity Warriors 4

    Eternity Warriors 4
    Eternity Warriors 4 is an action game developed by Glu. This game lets the player choose which hero that fits their play-style and crush enemies in the latest addition to the hit RPG series.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Hudson
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This game isnt great for airplane mode since it takes too long to load at times. I end up opening my data again to check if the app is really working or bugged. Ugh, but I love the idea of agility of assassins, the lighting skills of mages, and the like."
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    #13Alto's Odyssey

    Alto's Odyssey

    Alto's Odyssey is a game developed by Snowman that takes you to the mystical deserts, majestic temples, and other landscapes to discover their mysteries by overcoming the challenges and mastering the elements.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joshua Boyd
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "The follow-up to Alto's Journey that I enjoyed playing is just as good. The controls here are just as simple and intuitive as the first. The number of places that you will see give its name justice. Best of all, you can play it even without an internet connection. One of the best games to play on a plane to pass the time."
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    #14Old Man's Journey

    Old Man's Journey

    Old Man's Journey is a game with a powerful narrative in which you will explore life's complexities through an old man's eyes. Interact with the environment, solve puzzles and enjoy the gorgeous hand-drawn landscapes.


    Android, iOS


    Edward Crawford
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "A beautiful hand-drawn puzzle game about the journey of life. From the art to the music, everything was created tastefully. The game can be a bit slow at times but it does not detract from the overall experience. It also happens to fit well here as one of the best games for airplane mode."
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    #15Asphalt 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

    Henry Gray
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "A fun racing to play in short bursts to pass the time and without the need for an Internet connection. Plenty of cars, maps, and modes to choose from to keep you entertained for a long time."
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    Threes! is a free puzzle game by Asher Vollmer that was designed to put the users' brain to work! This game is available on both iOS and Android devices. Users can make simple calculations by placing numbers together in a grid.


    iOS, Android


    Huang Dong
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "Sometimes, you look for a simple game to just enjoy and pass the time when you're on a plane and this game is a great option for that. "


Best What are the best iOS games to play in airplane mode
1Valiant Hearts: The Great WarGames 12 Free
2Alto's AdventureGames 11 Free
3Infinity Blade IIIGames 9 Paid
4CrashlandsGames 9 Paid
5The Wolf Among UsGames 9 Free
6The Room TwoGames 9 Paid
7Broken AgeGames 8 Paid
8Bruce Lee: Enter the GameGames 7 Free
9Implosion - Never Lose HopeGames 5 Free
10Gangstar VegasGames 4 Free

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