Playing video games alone will never be as fun as playing it with friends. This is exactly what Android developers bank on when developing games. One person recommends a game they’ve played to 10 other people, these people then pick it up and play together enuring the game becomes increasingly popular. That being said, the majority of multiplayer Android titles require an internet connection. It comes with the territory. However, without access to WiFi, multiplayer gaming options are limited. Luckily, not all multiplayer games require an internet connection. Here are 7 Android multiplayer games that you can play offline with your friends.
Note: Most of the recommended games below require a mobile hotspot connection. We recommend turning off roaming data so as not to incur a nasty bill at the end of the month.
Creative sim Minecraft can be played both online and offline. Though the graphics are of the more basic variety, Minecraft is among the most popular games around the world. Be it the ability to construct to your hearts delight or the selection of activities on offer such as crafting, cooking, farming, fishing and more, Minecraft has something for everyone. To play offline, simply establish a hotspot connection on a smartphone, then connect to it on your PC.
BombSquad is both a solo competitive game and a title you can play with up to 8 friends via a mobile hotspot. Each match sees the eight players divvied up into two teams with each assigned either the color red or blue. From there, the two teams must battle it out using bombs to decimate the opposing team until only one remains. BombSquad is supremely enjoyable to play with family and friends pretty much anytime.
3. Sea Battle 2
Up next is Sea Battle 2. Reminiscent of the board game Battleship we all enjoyed as children, Sea Battle 2 mixes up the formula a little for a new experience. Players place ships on the boar and fire missiles to down each others vessels. The first player to lose his fleet, loses the game. Sea Battle 2 only requires a Bluetooth connection between devices to work.
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4. Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia
Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia is a multiplayer combat game supporting anywhere between 6 and 12 players via a mobile hotspot. Using handguns, shotguns, and machine guns among other weapons, players battle it out for victory. There’s nothing like chucking a well placed grenade at your best friends.
5. Metal Slug 3
For the uninitiated Metal Slug 3 is a 2D side scrolling shooter that is as much about shooting as avoiding enemy fire. The game was in its prime in the early 2000 in arcades across the world. No longer do you need to save up coins to play as its now available on Android and playable with friends via Bluetooth.
Multiplayer games don’t always have to be competitive and Bounden is a prime example of just that. Unlike the other other games on our list, Bounden only requires one device to play. Players hold the tips of the phone and move around to ensure the circles stay at the center of the screen. An ideal ice breaking tool when meeting someone for the first time, it’s also perfect for a bit of straightforward fun.
The one and only Dual, the king of offline multiplayer games. If you’ve ever played Hago, the similarities with Dual won’t go unnoticed. Like Hago, Dual is packed with games to choose from and play. Both Bluetooth and mobile hotspot connections work to play with friends offline.