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Google has now set up a section of its Google Play Store devoted to games that can be played offline, in an apparent attempt to give Android device owners a choice between those types of games and others that require an online connection.

While many of the titles listed in the Offline Games section do have online multiplayer features, such as Minecraft, Asphalt 8: Airborne and others, they don't need a cellular or WiFi connection to play other parts of their games that are meant for a single player experience.

It's likely that Google added this section into Google Play because there were some customers who downloaded games that could only be played with some kind of Internet connection, when they really wanted to have something to play on their phone or tablet when such a link was not available. What do you think of Google offering this kind of new section in the Google Play store?

Source: Google Play


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Google Play now offers section for games that can be played offline


Will be handy, but would be nice if all the listings just had it stated. I am off line a lot.

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I think it is a good idea. It makes it easier to decide on which game will occupy the real estate on your Android device.

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A "section"? Why not use the word that Google puts in the URL, a "promotion"?

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Really is only 50 games or so only playable off line.

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This is great! I was pissed when none of the games I have worked off line... When I don't have a data connection is really the only time I would want a game. When I am bored out of my skull!

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The link at the bottom of the article will take you to the offline games section, but how does one get there from the Google Play main page... can't find offline games.

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A true section or tag would be great. This is just a promotion because there a lot more than 64 games out there that meet this criteria.

Can anybody help with what might be a stupid question? I have downloaded Fishing Paradise 3D onto my HTC One M7 and run it no problem with wifi connected. However, with wifi off, the game checks for a connection, refuses to load and I only get the option to quit. If I start the game with wifi on, I thought I might be able to the switch off wifi, but if I press the Back button nothing happens? If I press the Home button to get to wifi settings, the game is quit automatically. How do I play this offline?