The Best Offline-Capable iPod Touch Games, No Connection Needed

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If you own an iPod, chances are you’ll need a few good games to play on the go. There are plenty of great games to pick up, but unfortunately many of them need an Internet connection. So here is a list of quality iPod games you can play on the go without the need for Wi-Fi. Below includes a list of iOS games that are premium and free.

Best Offline iPod Touch Games (Premium or Free)

You Must Build a Boat

Lucas Redwood recently released the sequel to 10000000, a match-3 RPG game with retro graphics. It’s core gameplay is unique as you shift entire rows and columns in order to connect three or more items on the board. Each match is important as your runner will meet new obstacles, enemies, and treasure chests thus requiring you to match the right boxes together. It’s quick to pick up, but difficult to master and it’s one of those games that will keep you engaged for longer than you would expect.

Download it here ($2.99)

Hitman: Sniper

The Hitman series is one of the more popular console franchises to come to mobile. But rather than simple ports, Square Enix has decided to release mobile exclusive experiences that gears far away from the typical hardcore gaming experience. Hitman: Sniper was the recently released game which focuses on gunning down specific criminals as you post up against the hills and complete a series of missions. The graphics are phenomenal and the gameplay is suitable for touchscreen.

Download it here ($4.99)


Spelltower is a classic mobile word game and is a timeless game that I will always resort back to. There are all sorts of game modes, which add variety to the gameplay as you connect letters together to create words and avoid stacking tiles to the very top. Think of scrabble mixed with Tetris.

Download it here ($1.99)

Fallout Shelter

Bethesda’s first foray into mobile gaming is Fallout Shelter. It’s extremely addicting and although you won’t spend your entire time in the game, you’ll tend to revisit it quite often as you fight off hazards, collect items, create babies, and explore the wastelands to grow your vault. The great part about this free-to-play game is that it’s all playable offline.

Download it here (Free)

Does Not Commute

Does Not Commute deserves a lot of love as it combines polished graphics, unique gameplay suitable for iPods, and hilarious dialogue as it sets the stage. Your goal is to direct traffic through a series of scenarios. Things begin to get hectic really quickly.

Download it here (Free)


You know 2048? Well, forget that game as Threes! is the original puzzler.

Download it here ($2.99)

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

If you’re a die hard Minecraft fan and own an iPod, it only makes sense to pick up Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Although you cannot play some of the game without an internet connection, you can still enjoy much of the gameplay and core features of the game including creating your own pixelated world.

Download it here ($6.99)er

1010! World

One of my favorite new puzzlers at the moment is 1010! World. It takes its core gameplay from 1010!, a unique puzzler involving Tetris shapes. The difference from the original 1010! is that it adds a Candy Crush-style gameplay with objective-based levels. Each level adds a new element of puzzle and strategy.

Download it here (Free)

Her Story

If you’re looking for a unique experience, then I highly recommend the video-based thriller Her Story. It brings a detective crime story to life as you search through a police database of interviews, piecing together clues and search keywords to figure out what’s really going on. No internet connection is needed, but I would recommend a good set of headphones.

Download it here ($4.99)

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  • John Kim

    If you have any other great iOS games to share, please let us know! Also if you have an iPod Touch device, leave a comment on the types of games you’re enjoying