5+ THE BEST OFFLINE PC GAMES FOR WINDOWS 10

Finding games you can play offline probably isn"t a high priority for most people. Your internet connection isn"t something you give a lot of thought to until it stops working. And no amount of swearing at your router is going to lớn get your connection bachồng if there"s an external fault which—much to lớn my horror—is precisely what happened to lớn me a few weeks ago.

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My internet decided it needed an impromptu break—not just for an hour or so, but for three whole days. I couldn"t work, I couldn"t google random things that popped inlớn my head that I wanted khổng lồ know the answer khổng lồ, & perhaps most devastatingly, I knew I wouldn"t be able to lớn take advantage of the unplanned time off và jump into Final Fantasy 14.

At first glance, games I already had downloaded didn"t seem lớn hold a lot of promise for working offline, & I almost resigned myself lớn the fact that I might have to venture outside lớn find some sort of entertainment. But before going khổng lồ such extreme lengths, I decided lớn kiểm tra which games would work in offline mode—và I was surprised. Valhelặng saved me for those few days, but there were certainly games that I wished I"d had the foresight to tải về.


I mean, sure, your mạng internet is probably fine right now, but there are other circumstances where offline games are useful: visiting friends & family with dodgy wifi, moving house and waiting for a new connection, even the classic example of plane flights (now we can actually take them again).


Whatever the reason, it"s not a bad idea to make sure you have a couple of games installed that will work offline. Luckily for you, I"ve sầu done the hard work—once my mạng internet was baông xã, I made it my mission khổng lồ find out which games you can play without mạng internet. Obviously, I couldn"t kiểm tra everything, but I"ve tried lớn pick a variety that should help see you through any number of connection woes.


Games you can play offline

Most launchers have an offline mode, allowing you to lớn start them without internet access, but even so, not all games will run if they don"t have a connection. Most games will also need to be launched at least once with a connection present khổng lồ work.

It"s also worth noting that for games that receive regular updates, make sure these have sầu been downloaded and installed wherever possible lớn play them offline.



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Assassin"s Creed ValhallaPlatform: Ubisoft ConnectEivor"s Viking adventure through Norway & 9th century Engl& should keep you busy for a while. Even if you"ve sầu finished the main story, there"s plenty of side stuff to keep any Viking busy.


HadesPlatform: SteamSomething as simple as an internet connection—or laông xã of—is not going to lớn stop the Immortal Prince of the Underworld. Good news if you fancy jumping inlớn this fast-paced action roguelike.

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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac AgePlatform: SteamFinal Fantasy 12 moved away from the turn-based combat of previous games & opted for the love-it-or-hate-it Gambit system. Set in the world of Ivalice, you"ll soon be taking on the Archadian Empire with Balthier, Fran, and others in an effort to lớn save sầu the world.

Valheim Platform: SteamThis co-op survival game phối in the Viking afterlife has loads to lớn vì chưng, & you can play at the pace you choose. Obviously, the co-op won"t work without an mạng internet connection, but there"s nothing lớn stop you from playing solo and living your best Viking afterlife.

Grlặng DawnPlatform: SteamIf you"re after a top-down ARPG to lớn get stuông xã into, Gryên Dawn could be your answer. While Path of Exile và Diablo 3 won"t work offline, Grlặng Dawn allows you to lớn smash demons in the face without a connection.



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Divinity: Original Sin 2Platform: SteamIf you"ve never found the time to strike this from your backlog, now might be it. This vast, story-rich RPG should keep you busy for however long you need—though you might find it difficult to lớn tear yourself away once you"ve sầu started.

The Witcher 3Platform:You"ll be pleased lớn know that there"s no such thing as playing The Witcher 3 too many times. So why not jump baông chồng inkhổng lồ the beloved open-world RPG that gave rise to lớn PCG"s obsession with Tub Geralt?

Crusader Kings 3Platform: Paradox launcherYou might have been put off playing this historical grand-strategy from Paradox because of its complexity, but if you"ve got time khổng lồ kill, it"s well worth jumping inkhổng lồ. You"ll be guiding your medieval dynasty through peasant revolts và Viking invasions in no time.

Dishonored 2Platform: SteamIf you fancy your chances as a stealthy supernatural assassin, taking down targets in Dishonored 2 is a great way khổng lồ pass the time.

Monster Hunter: WorldPlatform: SteamCapcom"s monster-slaying open-world RPG may not seem like it would work offline, but it does. Of course, you"ll have to lớn take monsters down without the help of friends, but if nothing else, it"s an excellent way to lớn vent some of that frustration at your connection woes.

StellarisPlatform: Steam (offline mode)Like CK3—và pretty much any Paradox title—Stellaris has a pretty steep learning curve sầu. But once you"re past that, mining planets for resources, fending off hostile fleets, và generally expanding your empire makes this space-based strategy game incredibly satisfying.


Sarah"s earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend"s house. These days, & when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into lớn MMOs—though she"s quite partial lớn JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, & World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, & Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is lớn one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheyên than you.