Tech mistake |Competition between the four major carriers in our country have once again pushed networks like T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to finally reopen unlimited data plans for our smartphones. Finally, users who need the additional data can rely on the plans offered directly from their carriers instead of having to worry about their carriers charging overages and extra charges that end in an expensive bill at the end of the month. But while we appreciate the additional data plans offered from the country’s top mobile carriers, they still retain two major problems: first, they’re rather expensive and still carry throttling that can, unfortunately, limit your internet usage speeds if you cross over a certain percentile of data used nationwide. Second, and perhaps more importantly, all the data in the world can’t stop dead zones or areas without a mobile network or WiFi.

So while our appetite for mobile data is massive and growing all the time, not everyone has the luxury of an unlimited data plan or a WiFi network available to play on. Whether you’re on a long flight, taking the subway to work, or simply can’t access your network from your current location, you might want to be on the lookout for some excellent mobile games you can play while on the run. Whether you’re on your commute, travelling to a far away location for vacation, or bored while waiting in the line at Starbucks, these games for both iOS and Android offer something a little special for players looking to waste their time away.

No matter if you’re after a casual game, or something with a bit more depth to sink your teeth into, this list of the twenty best mobile games available without an internet connection is sure to satisfy your thirst for a rewarding single-player offline experience. Each of these comes fully tested and vetted to ensure great gameplay, guaranteeing you hours upon hours of offline play no matter what kind of gamer you are.