What are the best offline action games?

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    #1Asphalt 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.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    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."
  2. 20

    #2Batman: Return to Arkham

    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

    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. "
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    #3Into the Dead

    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

    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. "
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    #4Planescape: Torment

    Planescape: Torment

    Planescape: Torment is a role-playing game developed by Blackdog and Black Isle Studios in 1999. This single-player game had an enhanced edition in 2017. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    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"
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    #5Transistor

    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

    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."
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    #6XCOM: 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.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    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"
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    #7Implosion - 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. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free

    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."
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    #8Alto'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. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    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!"
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    #9Dead Effect 2

    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

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    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."
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    #10XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    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, Xbox 360

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    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."
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    #11Infinity 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. 

    Games

    iOS

    $6.99- with in-app purchases

    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."
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    #12Crashlands

    Crashlands

    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.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $6.99

    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."
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    #13Torment: Tides of Numenera

    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

    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. "
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    #14Plague Inc.

    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

    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"
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    #15Plague Inc: Evolved

    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

    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."
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    #16HITMAN™ 2

    HITMAN™ 2

    HITMAN™ 2 is a stealth-based video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released on November 13, 2018, and sold over 196,000 copies during its first two days of retail selling.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

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    #17Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    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

    $49.99

    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."

Summary

Best What are the best offline action games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Asphalt 8: AirborneGames 21 Free
2Batman: Return to ArkhamGames 20 Paid
3Into the DeadGames 19 Free
4Planescape: TormentGames 18 Paid
5TransistorGames 17 Paid
6XCOM: Enemy WithinGames 14 Paid
7Implosion - Never Lose HopeGames 13 Free
8Alto's AdventureGames 13 Free
9Dead Effect 2Games 11 Free
10XCOM: Enemy UnknownGames 10 Paid
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