How to find a cool game without WiFi
Mobile data is expensive, and even though the four major mobile carriers in the U.S. are trying to make their offers as attractive as possible, the cost of using data is still off-putting for some users, especially teenagers and people in their 20s.
It goes without saying that most of us have a WiFi network in our homes. However, this might not be the case for individuals who live in dormitories. Sometimes, you can’t have access to the internet however much you might want to go online and check your social media. Places like airplanes, subways, or some elevators will have you feeling your ties to the rest of the world are broken.
Most good computer games can be used without an internet connection. This is not the case with mobile games, however. While new games for PC don’t require you to do anything in terms of connectivity, most of those destined for smartphones and tablets will ask you to be connected to a wireless network at least when you’re downloading them for the first time.
The point that we are trying to make is that, to install a new game on your mobile device, you have to have access to the internet at some point.
How we chose the coolest games without WiFi
Whether you are in the market for cheap games for computers or you’re looking to get a new one for your smartphone, one which you can play even when you’re offline, you’ve come to the perfect place. We’ve put together a short guide that can tell you everything you have to know about these apps and how you can select the right ones for your needs.
Consider the game type
If you’re a true gamer, you probably know by now that there are many kinds of games available for sale or free of charge. Therefore, one of the first things you should do is decide on the type of game you prefer to play. Some of our team members like strategy games while others go for classics such as arcade or shooters.
This aspect depends on your personal preferences and what you have tried out in the past. You should try to make an analysis of the games you’ve given a shot to before, and if you’re having a bit of trouble telling which ones you’d prefer, we suggest going online and reading some of the best games reviews.
Other games, like Word Cookies, and various others, can help you develop your vocabulary. Of course, there are alternatives like Trivia Quiz that will allow you to improve your general knowledge of the world and about specific domains like music, literature, and anything that relates to culture.
Compatibility with the device you own
The reason developers have started to create online games is that they cannot be pirated, much unlike those that come on CDs or DVDs. So, even if you download a game like the world-known Candy Crush, you wouldn’t be able to download and install it on your computer if you try to copy it from your mobile device.
Regardless the type of game you like, you need to ensure that it works with the type of device you own. What this means is that you could look for Windows games, Mac OS X games, and those destined for Android or iOS smartphones and tablets.
It’s often that a game will not work on both the Android and the iOS platform, and that’s because it is difficult to create a perfect one that satisfies the requirements of both of these operating systems.
Besides, while the Google Play Store has few requirements in terms of the number of bugs and errors in a game, Apple developers are much keener and more attentive when it comes to checking games for such problems. That’s why some apps will be rejected as many as five times before their issues are fixed, and they can finally be showcased in the App Store. One of the coolest things about using an iPad or iPhone is that the apps and games you can install are safe to use and your mobile device is protected at all times.
Something else you should give some thought to is whether the game will take up much space on your computer or mobile device. These days, most new PCs come with a more than generous storage space. However, this is not the case with some smartphones as a 64GB iPhone can cost a pretty penny.
So, unless you plan to uninstall the game once you’ve completed all of its levels, you need to take how ‘big’ it is into account. Keep in mind that your mobile device also has to hold your photos and personal documents, which might be more important than a game, at least depending on the type of user you might be. If, however, you’re looking for something fun to play at this time, you can always get rid of the game once you’ve tired of it.
Free or paid
It surely goes without saying that if you’re under the age of 18 and have little money to spare, you’re probably interested in trying out as many free games as possible. Fortunately, developers don’t make free games as bad as they used to. Back in the day, most complementary games had horrible graphics.
Some of the ones you can give a shot to these days, even though they don’t cost anything, will surprise you with the quality of their graphics. These include Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Two Dots, and a variety of strategy games. Of course, you can play all of these when you’re online, but there’s nothing stopping you from installing them and using them while you are offline.
The prices of such games can vary largely from one to the next. Some developers make iOS games a bit pricier compared to their Android counterparts, and that’s because of the process we have detailed above. It often takes a lot of time to get a game approved by Apple. Computer games are more or less expensive depending on what you are into.