30 best offline games of all time
Although online games dominate the current scenario, it is offline games that have built the foundation of the video game industry in recent decades. Other than that, you can't help but experience what are considered the best offline games of all time.
If you want to do just that, we have prepared a list of classic and modern games that cannot be missing from your collection. It’s worth mentioning that we’re going to focus on games that you can easily access today, so you may not see a great classic on the list,
Anyway, if you're a fan of single player games, check out the list of the best offline games of all time below!
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
To start our list, we have what is considered the best game of all time. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was originally released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64, but never lost its post.
He was a game changer in the gaming industry, both with its 3D world, its battle mechanics and the famous camera that focused on enemies with one button. The game helped a lot to shape all the 3D games we see today.
If you want to play it today, you can purchase its remake for the Nintendo 3DS.
2. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Since we're talking about Zelda, let's mention the game that did the same as Ocarina of Time, but these days. Breath of the Wild game broke all the paradigms and traditions of its franchise, in addition to giving total freedom to the player.
In this way, he himself got rid of the rules followed since Ocarina, in which adventure and RPG games offered more linear paths of progression. In this game, you can do whatever you want and solve puzzles or different situations in your own way.
There is no longer any right or wrong way to deal with the world and the challenges presented by it. Something that games of this type have struggled with for years to deal with.
You can find the game on Wii U or Nintendo Switch.
3. The Witcher 3
If we don't even mention modern RPGs, we can't help recommending The Witcher 3. The game developed by CD Projekt RED marks the final journey of Geralt de Rivia, a wizard who has been venturing into games since 2007.
Here you find out not only about Geralt, but about Ciri, the girl she raised as a daughter. It is an important part of the outcome of the story that has been unfolding since the first title of the franchise.
If you are a fan of series or books, you may also have heard about the saga before. After all, the book that gave rise to the games was quite famous, as well as the Netflix series that followed later.
The game can be found on multiple platforms, including on the PC and on consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.
4. Cyberpunk 2077
Here we have another big project from CD Projekt RED now that the Witcher trilogy has been completed. The Cyberpunk 2077 game was announced in 2013, but it was only scheduled for release in the late 2020s.
The game is an RPG that promises an extremely open and fully interactive world. And all in a way never seen before, with the possibility of being able to enter any establishment you meet and have a conversation with any character.
Of course, the game itself has much more than that, but this is one of the aspects in which it promises to be more innovative than its predecessors. Its future is still uncertain, but it has everything to be one of the best offline games of all time.
Just keep an eye out, because this is one of those games so detailed that it can increase the temperature of the PC!
5. Monster Hunter World
If you are a fan of the Monster Hunter franchise or have always wanted to check out more about the franchise, there is a game that you cannot fail to try. Monster Hunter World is simply the game that made much of the West love a franchise that was already celebrated in Japan.
It is much more fluid than the old ones, since it had revised slow mechanics and does not have so many loading screens. For both beginners and veterans, it is a full plate.
The game can and should even be experienced in multiplayer mode, as it is a lot of fun. Still, it's a wonderful game to be played offline and with hundreds of hours of content available.
You currently find it on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
6. Demon’s Souls
Anyone who likes games from developer From Software, knows that Demon’s Souls is where a new era began. This was the first “Souls” game they released and is easily one of the best offline games of all time.
As always, it will have certain multiplayer elements and tips from other players when you are online. Still, it can be taken advantage of entirely offline.
You may have heard of the remake for PlayStation 5. In this new version, the essence of the game is the same, but the visuals have been remade from scratch.
Of course, if you don't want to spend money on the console just for that game, you can still enjoy it on PlayStation 3.
7. Dark Souls Remastered
Following our Demon’s Souls recommendation, we’ll also suggest Dark Souls Remastered. This version remastered the look of the game to make it more up-to-date, but it has not had drastic changes.
Many bugs have also been fixed, so it's the perfect opportunity to check out the first game in the trilogy. Just get ready to die a lot on the way.
You can buy it on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Another great title from From Software that you can't stop playing is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Considered even better than the Dark Souls games, this game oozes challenge and breathtaking visuals.
With a reimagination of 16th century Japan as its setting, the game features mechanics quite different from other games from From Softwares. But like the others, it remains a great single-player to enjoy offline.
9. Ghost of Tsushima
It cannot be denied that it seems that games with an ancient Japan as a scenario are really on the rise. Ghost of Tsushima is another one that follows this pattern, but with 13th-century Japan in focus.
This time, we follow a Japanese island being invaded by the Mongols. He is a young samurai who must do everything possible to turn the situation around and get rid of his enemies silently, since he was one of the only ones left to protect the island.
10. Yakuza 0
Then we have a simply spectacular game and one of the best in the Yakuza franchise. As its name kinda already leaves to understand, it serves to tell the beginning of the trajectory of the protagonist of the games Yakuza.
All we can say is that after a betrayal, he decides to go head-to-head with the Japanese mafia. For the rest, you can still visit karaoke, dance clubs and eat instant noodles between your bizarre missions.
And believe me, it is so absurd that it is one of the best printable games to send to your friends. Absolutely a must see, you can play it on Sony consoles or on the PC.
11. Doom Eternal
For anyone who wants a game with frantic shooting at demonic creatures, there's no failing to recommend Doom Eternal. Following the 2016 reboot, this title puts the popular formula of the series in one of its best forms.
The game has multiplayer modes, but the story is all offline so you can experience all the content without interruption. If you like to print or save games, this is the title where you will find the most epic moments for that.
12. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
We can say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the game of 2020 in many ways. The game that puts you to live life on a desert island with anthropomorphic animals is one of the most relaxing and fun experiences you can find in these pandemic times.
It's not exactly like PC simulation games, but playing it is like having a small, quiet virtual life. As it continues to receive free updates every month and still offers special events each season, it is a type of game that you can keep enjoying for years.
It can be used on the Nintendo Switch entirely offline. Still, there is a possibility to visit your friends on your islands if you decide to connect to the internet.
It is essentially a great experience for those who like to create games and games in their own way on their favorite video games.
13. Resident Evil 2
Another older game that arrives on our list is Resident Evil 2, which was originally released in 1998. As Capcom started to remaster most of the old games in the franchise, it is clear that the only one still with outdated visuals needed to be remade from scratch.
In this case, the company did an excellent job of bringing the classic to the style and graphics of today. The game is still scary and very fun, being the best way to play this classic these days.
It is available on current consoles and the PC.
14. Resident Evil 4
If we're talking about Resident Evil, you can't leave the fourth game of the franchise out. Some may protest, but Resident Evil 4 is not only the best in the series, but one of the best games ever made in the world.
He mixes horror, action and puzzles in a spectacular way and finally understands that Resident Evil is not just a Survival Horror. Especially because your characters have always been very well trained in dealing with the threats around them.
The real terror of the series, which is explored very well in this title, is more in direct confrontation than in resource management. With a balance of elements, he manages to deliver an experience that his successors have not yet succeeded in repeating.
15. Wasteland 3
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And for those who like strategic turn-based games, Wasteland 3 is one of our best suggestions. The game takes place in the state of Colorado, in the United States, but in a post-apocalyptic version.
You start by controlling two characters, but you can call more people into your group later. The combat system is very similar to those of its predecessors, with you can choose from several long, medium and short-range weapons.
16. Baldur’s Gate 3
We are absolutely sure that the first two games in the Baldur’s Gate franchise are some of the best offline games ever made. Only they are also well dated and not very inviting for new players.
That’s why we’re going to recommend Baldur’s Gate 3, the sequel that’s still being developed. For those who are fans of the table RPG Dungeons and Dragons, this is a full plate, since everything in the game is based on this system.
The game promises to be as faithful as possible to the 5th edition of D&D in the form of a video game. The game can now be enjoyed both offline and in sessions with your friends.
Since it is in early access, it is still considered incomplete, but updates occur frequently.
17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
If you look for any list of the biggest games in the world, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be there for sure. Therefore, we will recommend as soon as you play the remake that joins the two games into one.
A lot of people must remember, they were a huge success in the 1990s and 2000s, so here's the opportunity to play them in HD. As you might expect, you can take full advantage of it yourself.
18. Fallout: New Vegas
Anyone who is a fan of the games in the Fallout franchise knows that New Vegas is the best of them. It is very similar to Fallout 3, but with absurd improvements, as well as more interesting characters and missions.
As with all games in the series, you step out of a nuclear shelter years after the world has suffered the consequences of extreme radiation. Thereafter we will not spoil anything with spoilers, just trust that it is very good and worth a try.
Fortunately, the game is super cheap on the PC these days.
19. The Outer Worlds
Our next recommendation is The Outer Worlds. An RPG to be the envy of most releases in recent years, as it offers you everything that games like Fallout 4 have failed to bring to fans.
And we make this direct comparison because The Outer Worlds was developed by the same company that made Fallout: New Vegas, which we mentioned above. Not only that, but several aspects of this new game are extremely similar to the Fallout franchise.
If you are looking for an action RPG with a very interesting spatial theme, you cannot go wrong with this option.
20. Final Fantasy VII Remake
If we are going to talk about the best games of all time, we are fully aware that you cannot leave Final Fantasy VII out. Only to make things more interesting, we will recommend your remake.
Unlike the original, it was divided into episodes, with each being released at different times. Although this is a strange practice and it will certainly cost in the pocket of the fans, there is no denying its excellent quality.
21. Grand Theft Auto V
There is no doubt that the entire Grand Theft Auto series is incredible, but it was the fifth game in the franchise that made it explode even more. This is simply one of the most famous and best-selling games in the world.
Not only that, but it is also extremely fun, detailed and full of missions and activities to carry out. Like so many other success stories, it is also available on a variety of platforms.
Originally released on PS3 and Xbox 360, you can play it on the latest consoles and on the PC as well.
22. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
If you are like us, we can't resist farm games, you can't forget the classic Harvest Moon franchise, which has now been renamed Story of Seasons. And anyone who has played the games in the series should remember that the title Friends of Mineral Town is one of their biggest successes to date.
To celebrate the title, its developers remake the game from scratch. It retains the same essence as the old one, but with a modern look that goes well with the original.
This version can be found on the PC and Nintendo Switch.
23. Nioh 2
If you're a fan of the first Nioh, this sequence needs no introduction. For those who did not know the series, it is enough to know that this is an action RPG that is often compared with games from the series “Souls” by From Software.
That is, he is very challenging and will require your attention every second. Set in the late 1500s, the game acts as a prequel to the events of the first Nioh.
Even so, you can play it without having tried the original. Really a great option if you are looking for essential offline games.
There is no doubt that Minecraft is one of the best known and best selling games in the world. Fortunately, it is also one of the best offline games of all time, so as not to fall from the cliche of the popular being bad.
Of course, you can play online with your friends, but there is nothing better than building your own solo world in the game. You can also simply play in survival mode for those who like an extra challenge.
This is another game that you can enjoy on any platform, from smartphones to consoles and on the PC.
Hades, on the other hand, is a game of the Roguelite genre that, even though it is smaller, won millions of fans. You play as the son of Hades and must fight against all the obstacles that the god of the underworld puts in his way.
Everything to get to Mount Olympus and escape from the underworld. Like so many games of this genre, the difficulty is great and you will surely end up dying several times.
Since it is a Roguelite and not a Roguelike, you keep several upgrades and benefits that you acquire in each game. Even though it is very recent, it deserves its place on our list and was even one of the nominees as the best game of 2020.
26. Red Dead Redemption 2
A lot of people remember Grand Theft Auto when talking about Rockstar. But you also can't forget about the other great successes of the developer.
That includes Bully, L.A. Noire and, of course, Red Dead Redemption. Even though the original was a console exclusive, it won over legions of fans who had been waiting for a sequel for years.
But it took almost 8 years, a time that was more than worth it. As expected, the game further enhances everything we had available in the original, showing the origin of the gang that the protagonist of the first game was part of.
Although there is a completely online mode, the whole story can be enjoyed offline even. The award-winning campaign has made it one of the best offline games of all time.
27. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
We already mentioned some RPGs on our list, but we couldn't go on without adding The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not only is he one of the most successful in the franchise, he is one of the best Western RPGs.
If you are one of the few who have never tried the game, we recommend that you purchase it as soon as possible. And if you've already played, how about trying again with some mods to make your Dragoborn journey more interesting?
The game is so popular that it is difficult to find a platform for which it is not available. He even has a version for Alexa, to get a sense.
28. Super Mario 64
There was no way to make the list of the greatest offline games of all time and not to mention Super Mario 64. This was the first game in the 3D franchise and defined how any other game in this new era should be.
He established excellent mechanics of movement, physics and camera. Something that many games suffered to do before and that they made a lot of mistakes when they tried, both before and after Mario 64.
Incredibly, Super Mario 64 has a loyal following to this day. This is especially true because it is a very polished and well done game, as well as fun, of course.
If you want to play it today, you can buy it on the Wii U eShop or in a physical version on the Nintendo Switch.
29. The Last of Us
Another game that could not be missing from our list of best offline games of all time is The Last of Us. The title, like so many others, takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which the world is dominated by zombies.
But instead of focusing only on these transformed humans, the game draws attention to the characters Joel and Ellie. Joel is a middle-aged man who lost his only daughter when the zombies started to appear, while Ellie is a teenager who was bitten but unaffected by the zombies.
This makes it the only hope for a cure, or at least a vaccine, against the evil that afflicts humans and changes them. Joel's role is to take her to doctors who can determine what can be done.
It is during this trip that we see their bond grow and that can lead Joel to make a difficult decision. You can play the game on PS3 or PS4.
30. Chrono Trigger
To close our list of the best offline games of all time, we have Chrono Trigger. This is still considered the best RPG ever made, with its development team even being nicknamed "Team of dreams".
After all, he had people who had worked on Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and even the creator of Dragon Ball. Its history is rich and the characters extremely captivating.
The most interesting thing is that, even though it is very old, it already has a much more active battle system. There are also team combat techniques and you don't have to kill monsters for hours to level up at any time.
Other than that, there are several different endings based on your actions and decisions throughout the game. Something fantastic for a title released in 1995 on the Super Nintendo.
Today you find it on Android, iPhone and PC.
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