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Best Offline Games in 2024

Online games have many benefits, including regular updates and co-op modes. However, they also have one crucial limitation: you need a strong internet connection to play. They are inaccessible without an internet connection, which isn’t always available. Moreover, a weak internet connection makes the gameplay sluggish, making the experience frustrating.

In contrast, offline games are versatile and only need a compatible device to load and play. Their gameplay also flows smoothly as long as the device meets the games’ minimum specifications. While developers are focusing more on online games, there are still many outstanding modern offline games. Here is an overview of the ten best offline games you should play in 2024.

10. Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Return to Monkey Island is a classic point-and-click game, which is synonymous with offline games. It is the third installment in an exciting series. It is set after the events of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, which was produced in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

The game follows a band of pirates on a mission to free an island and their old friends from tyrannical rulers. The pirates embark on an adventure exploring a vast, beautiful open world, including unknown lands. The gameplay involves exploration, solving puzzles, and interacting with NPCs to advance the story, which can be comical and whimsical.

9. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Trailer #3

Red Dead Redemption 2 gives you a chance to live the Wild West experience as a bandit. It follows the lives of a gang of outlaws on the run from the country’s best bounty hunters and law enforcers. The gang must fight and rob to survive as they make their way across America. This second version features an additional story mode that involves division within the gang. It also utilizes technical enhancements and sharp graphics for striking visuals and smooth gameplay.

8. Crusader Kings 3

Crusader Kings III - Release Trailer

Crusader Kings 3 is a grand strategy game with a dynamic story that spans generations. You take charge of a family of noble blood and turn it into a dynasty through war, diplomacy, marriage, trade, and other tactics. The gameplay is versatile, allowing you to develop creative strategies to achieve your goals. Interestingly, this game also involves a lot of role-playing, and each character has a unique story and personality.

7. Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors - Console Launch Trailer

Vampire Survivors is a survival game featuring a gothic horror theme and roguelike elements. It also applies a casual approach by automating your attacks, so all you have to do is move your character. Your goal is to survive against a horde of vampires pouring in from all sides. The gameplay involves leveling up your character using new weapons and other items, making them stronger and harder to kill.

6. Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Announcement Trailer

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a party-based RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. It follows a rich and dynamic story based on your choices. Interestingly, the characters in this game have a mind virus that threatens to make them evil, requiring you to make some tough choices. The gameplay in Baldur’s Gate 3 involves exploring an open world, fighting enemies, and looting. The game is highly customizable, and you can choose from 11 races and 12 classes when creating your identity.  

5. Spelunky 2

Spelunky 2 - Launch Trailer | PS4

Spelunky 2 retains the original version’s main concept but also builds on it by improving and increasing various content. For example, it features more hazardous traps, a wider variety of dangerous animals, a bigger world, new environmental effects, and increased difficulty levels.

The new world is especially richer and denser, making for a thrilling adventure. Challenges are also much more difficult, and it is easy to fail many times before you get it right. However, there are various ways to approach challenges, making replays enjoyable and even addictive, as every win is a thrill.

4. Elden Ring

ELDEN RING - Story Trailer

Elden Ring is set in a vast 3D world with diverse environments for you to explore. The world is beautiful, but also eerie and harbors many dangers that you must overcome during your adventures. Your goal is to become an Elden Lord, and you must vanquish many enemies to achieve it. Your character is highly customizable, and you can equip them with different armor, weapons, and magic to suit your playstyle. Failing is common, and winning brings an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.

3. Hitman World of Assassination

HITMAN World of Assassination - Launch Trailer

HITMAN World of Assassination combines the best of all three Hitman versions, delivering a comprehensive approach to this thrilling series. The content includes the main campaign, escalations, contract mode, and elusive target arcades. It also features a roguelike game mode, HITMAN Freelancer.

You become Agent 47 and go on a deadly adventure, covering more than 20 locations around the world. The fights are intense, and your mind and creativity are your best weapons. There are different ways to tackle different missions, making every replay different.

2. Pacific Drive

Pacific Drive - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

Pacific Drive is a first-person survival game in which the character is bound to their car. The game is full of dangers, and you must use your car and driving skills to evade them. Your objective is to explore a strange place known as the Olympic Exclusion Zone.

You come across various hazards during exploration, such as storms and radiation, which you must evade or outrun. Additionally, you can collect materials to upgrade your car as you explore, improving its performance and your chances of survival. You learn more and more about the strange area as you explore, ultimately solving the secret behind its anomalies.

1. Dragons Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Launch Trailer

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an incredibly versatile action-RPG driven by a deep and engaging narrative. The ease of changing vocations and extensive customization options are its most versatile aspects. Moreover, you can adopt different approaches to different situations, eliminating monotony in replays.

Exploration and action are the biggest themes in this game. The bosses come in varying sizes, ranging from small goblins to towering cyclopes. The combat system is flexible, and your weapons include swords, bows, and magical spells.

So, what’s your take on our picks for the ten best offline games you should play in 2024? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Cynthia Wambui is a gamer who has a knack for writing video gaming content. Blending words to express one of my biggest interests keeps me in the loop on trendy gaming topics. Aside from gaming and writing, Cynthia is a tech nerd and coding enthusiast.