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What are the best single-player PC games you can play with no internet connection required?

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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These days, most games that require internet connection like MMORPGs or MMOFPSs are the most popular. Most single-player games are often overlooked. As soon as I get myself a gaming PC, I already know some good online multiplayer games I can play but what if my internet connection goes down? I would need some good offline games to play to pass the time.
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:iconmoberr:
moberr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Minecraft.
If you're looking for a time waster, this is it.
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:iconnekoryocatsan:
NekoRyoCatSan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Slenderman xD
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:iconspikeandshay:
spikeandshay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sims!!!
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:iconkylebjart:
kylebjart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tried Hotline Miami yet? Good one to scramble your brains into mush in a psychadelic shotgun kind of way. This is a great thing.
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:iconmarvelouschester:
MarvelousChester Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Cave Story is pretty good, just prepare for some awkward controls :x
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:iconsuper-john-doe:
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Pinball 3D.
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:iconzedasiria-derazz:
Zedasiria-DeRazz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
AW HELL YES
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:iconsuper-john-doe:
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Indeed.
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Anything off of GOG.com

Jade Empire

KotOR 1-2

Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers (this one is a great investment. It was my 2012 game of the year. And it's all offline).
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Also

Civ 3

Half-Life 1

F.E.A.R.

And in theory, you can set your Steam to Offline, then play the offline features of those games. You need it online beforehand to install them, though.
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:iconkmwright:
kmwright Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
How current do you want it?
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:icondtrinidad:
DTrinidad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or later lol
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:icondtrinidad:
DTrinidad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least 2011
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:iconkmwright:
kmwright Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Crusader Kings II
FTL: Faster Than Light
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Rayman Origins
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy
Game of Thrones
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:iconartisticaxis:
ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
STALKER. the whole series.

:stare:

oh man I've never had so much fun in a game before. Either that or Fallout New Vegas.

and you must play Deus Ex. Great story line.
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cajunattack Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seconded. Though I never warmed to the sequels, Shadow of Chernobyl, especially with the complete 2009 mod, is my favourite game ever.
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I'm kinda showing my age here but I gotta say Doom! :icondoomplz:
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:iconmapper3:
mapper3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, there are some young people who fucking love Doom. Do you use Dosbox or a source port?
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:icondewolfie:
DeWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can get it of steam to :> I will do so sooner or later!
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:iconmapper3:
mapper3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just gonna go the easy way and pirate it. :iconyouareapirateplz:
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:icondewolfie:
DeWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yar-i-harr x]
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
actually, I have a CD-Rom re-release of it. Plus I have it for the XBox along with Doom 3
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:iconty-calibre:
Ty-Calibre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Legend.
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:iconmapper3:
mapper3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad. I'm gonna pirate it (I've only played the shareware) and run it in GZDoom. I have a bunch of Doom - engine games from the far back era, like Heretic and Hexen.
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
cool!
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Nicocc98 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Game devs:
Black Isle (no Lionheart)
Westwood
Shiny (pre Matrix)
Bullfrog
Microprose
Ensemble Studios.
Bungie.

To be honest most games that require an internet connection are usually crappy.
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Saturn45 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
If you're a science fiction person, then give the Mass Effect series a try. Mass Effect is probably one of the better storyline-based games that I've personally played. It is also a personal favorite. Go out and grab the first game, and give it a try.
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hydris Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Serious Sam series; the first two are older (2001, 2002), have no compatibility problems, can be set to current standard resolutions, and have HD remakes; the 2nd (2005) has a very different artstyle and direction. The 3rd (from 2011) one uses Steamworks.
Arcade style FPS with tagline "No cover; all man", but there's one type of reoccurring enemy that kind of contradicts that statement since they have hit scan weapons. IIRC they all have local multiplayer; #3 supports splitscreen. One thing about Serious Sam games is large open maps, hordes of enemies shooting projectiles, and cheesy one-liners. There's print quality artwork in the Deluxe edition if you want to print your own box without the PCDVD banner and ESRB/PEGI/whatever icons.

The Void (2008); resource management, and it's better to avoid combat, but the surroundings and music are absolutely beautiful. I don't know if the Steam version uses Steamworks. Some have complained about the game's difficulty and having to reload saves, but community-made easy/medium patches exist. There's also an official torrent linked on it's website for print quality artwork.

Median XL; if you've played Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, this is a total conversion mod that rebalances drop rates and stat points, and pretty much adds enough to make a completely different game. Leveling up is very quick, and there's a ton of endgame content, and extra challenges. Run/Walk speed for both player and monster is much faster; the AI is also much more aggressive, comes with many abilities. Horadric Cube crafting is made much more intricate and useful. It's compatible with the high resolution patch for 1080+ for version 1.12; there's a couple settings in Glide-wrapper that can further add to the graphics.
There's also a mod of this mod called Ultimative.
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Deus Ex (2000); I'm currently playing through it for the first time, so far I'm enjoying it. RPG/FPS game that can be played through without killing anyone. The AI appears to be very very dumb on medium combat difficulty. I haven't played touched Human Revolution yet.
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:icondorkface4:
dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Civilization 4 and 5
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:icondeizzan:
Deizzan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Diablo and Diablo: Hellfire

Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (An absolutely wonderful older PC game)
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:iconnapalmshell:
napalmshell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supreme Commander and Recettear
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:iconhappyduckcreator:
HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spelunky, Cave Story and a whole heap of others that I can't think of right now.
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sims.
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:icondj0hybrid:
DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Skyrim (duh) Fallout New Vegas (I would add Fallout 3, but it requires a Windows Live Silver or Gold login. While playable offline, you can't play any DLCs without going online.) Sims 3 (as mentioned, should just need a login once at even then, I don't think it cares if you never do.) Borderlands (technically) Need for Speed (some get mad, but are still playable. Skip anything by Criterion if you want a full offline experience though.) Burnout Paradise (same as the Need for Speed series, except this Criterion game is not as bad as the others.) And...got to go.
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:icondj0hybrid:
DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And why did it remove all the newlines? Why?
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:iconafiend:
aFiend Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sims? :la:
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:iconsuperpika237:
superpika237 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Isaac, Bastion, Cave Story, VVVVVV, Limbo, stuff like that.
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
NetHack
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Do you like RTSs? I couldn't recommend Age of Empires 2 (and 3 for that matter) and Warcraft 3 enough. I don't know how important skirmishes with other players might be, but I find that playing RTSs offline by myself is more fun anyway.
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Morthax Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I second Warcraft 3.
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's all kinds of games on Steam that you can play even if your internet goes off :shrug: It won't sync to the cloud right away, but it'll still be saved on your PC.

Some of my favorite single player games are The Binding of Isaac, Bastion, Cave Story+, Left 4 Dead 2, Limbo, and a new game I've just found is Spirits, which is a fun puzzle game.
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:iconmagaritaxmurder:
MagaritaXMurder Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
If you don't mind games with a fantasy setting, you could try the Dragon Age series.
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:icondtrinidad:
DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which one is better? First or sequel?
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:iconmagaritaxmurder:
MagaritaXMurder Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I honestly think that the first game is better.
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:iconkylebjart:
kylebjart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed with first game, the second is rather bland in comparrison. You really can't go wrong with The Witcher 2, which is a stunning single player game. Very much worth your time.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gog.com has a plenty!
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:icondtrinidad:
DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's sweet but right now I'm thinking of going for something that's current gen.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
They do have current gen games.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might be mistaken, but I think you can play single player games bought on steam, in an offline mode.
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