Looking for the best offline games? If you’re disconnected from the internet for any length of time, you’ll need the best offline PC games to help tide you over. Not every game lets you play offline, though.

Though you’d expect multiplayer games and MMO games to require an internet connection, there’s more to think about when preparing a stockpile of the best offline games for your long commute or holiday. Some games require a license check before launching, for anti-piracy reasons – and although this doesn’t take long to perform, it means you can’t access the game without an internet connection. Unless you’re playing on GOG, there’s often no easy way to tell if a game you’re eyeing will actually let you play without being hooked up to the web. Online games are all well and good, but there frustrating when you just want to download something and play it at your leisure.

Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of fun offline games to choose from, whether you’re a fan of classic RPG games or the biggest modern open world games. We’ve got something to suit nearly every taste and need, so read on if you’re on the computer but don’t have an internet connection, or travelling and need a game without demanding controls. While you’ll naturally need an internet connection to purchase and download the games, you’re free to play them offline in their entirety.

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