The 8 Best Sudoku Offline Games of 2020

Enjoy your favorite game even without an internet connection

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These are the best Sudoku offline games for when you want to play without an Internet or data connection. Enjoy your favorite game no matter where you are.

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Best Sudoku App for Android and iOS -

Screenshot of's Sudoku gameboard
What We Like
  • Choose from three different input modes.

  • Upload progress and results online when you do have an Internet connection to compete with others.

  • The game autosaves as you play.

  • Free

What We Don't Like
  • The backgrounds can be a bit distracting.

This offline Sudoku game has both iOS and Android versions. Save your progress, play four difficulty levels, and enjoy automatic error-checking. 

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Best iPhone and iPad Puzzle App - Puzzazz Crossword & Puzzle

Screenshot of Soduko game board in Puzzazz Crossword and Puzzle

Puzzazz is more than just an iOS device Sudoku app. It also offers users crosswords, cryptograms, and other puzzles. The Sudoku puzzles are hand-crafted, and the NYT crosswords are accurate. 

What We Like
  • Hand-crafted Sudoku puzzles are preferable in terms of playability. 

  • The app has a variety of puzzles, making it a great selection for those who like to switch things up.

  • Up to six family members can use the app.

  • Free

What We Don't Like
  • Some people have reported trouble using the Apple Pencil with the app.

  • Users should be aware that while the app and many of the puzzles are free, there are in-app purchases of some of the puzzles. 

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Best Android Sudoku App - Andoku Sudoku 2

Image of Anduko Sudoku game in progress

Andoku Sudoku 2 is the best offline sudoku app for Android users. This app has 10,000 puzzles with six variations of sudoku and eight levels of difficulty. There are also autosave features, automatic error checking, and pencil mark compatibility. 

What We Like
  • Andoku Sudoku has several input Modes.

  • There are enough puzzles to where it will take a long time to get through them.

  • Free

What We Don't Like
  • There are ads.

  • Puzzles tend to be too symmetrical.

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Best Windows 10 Offline Sudoku App - Sudoku Pro

Image of Sukoku - Pro with green background and icons to help with solving the puzzle

Sudoku Pro has five game mode, multiple difficulty levels, and a tutorial. The app offers hints, draft mode, and validation. You can also customize your backgrounds and themes.

What We Like
  • The game is 100% free.

  • HyperSudoku is one of the game modes.

  • Unlimited undo and redo

What We Don't Like
  • There is no pause feature.

  • The puzzles feel repetitive.

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Best Big Name Developer Offline Sudoku App - Microsoft Sudoku

Microsoft Sudoku with a blue background and various options for the game to improve its experience

Microsoft Sudoku is an app that works offline or with Xbox live. The app has five difficulty levels and a featured "Sudoku of the Day." You can save your progress if you have an Xbox account. 

What We Like
  • The game is aesthetically pleasing and easy to see on Windows devices.

  • You can use any type of input - mouse, keyboard, touchscreen, or stylus - you prefer.

  • You have the option to sign in to see the leaderboards.

  • Ads are unobstructive and to the side.

What We Don't Like
  • Game controls are a little clunky.

  • The erase feature can be a bit frustrating to use.

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Most Attractive Offline Sudoku App - Sudoku Fun

Sudoku Fun image with pencil marks feature enabled on a teal background with woodgrain buttons activated

Sudoku Fun, for Android, has a very attractive user-interface. The number tiles have wood-grain textures and the background is a teal color. The game has 5 levels — beginner, easy, medium, difficult, and expert.

What We Like
  • The app is a lot of fun to use; the user-interface makes it easy to play the game.

  • There is tracking of your best scores.

  • You have hints to help you solve puzzles.

  • The game autosaves.

What We Don't Like
  • There's no way to store a backup of your data as this game is truly offline.

  • The game only gives you five errors before you lose.

  • You may want to play with the sound off as some of the ads are much louder than the game.

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Best Interface in a Sudoku App - Sudoku by CanaryDroid

Image of Sudoku Master game board with brown and tan designs.

Sudoku (previously known as Sudoku Master) by CanaryDroid is a free Android sudoku app with over 2000 puzzles, 2 modes, and 4 difficulty levels — easy, normal, hard, and expert. 

What We Like
  • This is the best interface of the games, not only in terms of graphics, but in terms of ease of use.

  • The pencil marks are easy to use.

  • Autosave and come back to your game later.

What We Don't Like
  • The location of the hint button makes it easy to accidentally reveal a hint when you're not trying to do so.

  • The ads between games can be annoying (and they play sound even if your game sound is off.)

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Most Addictive Offline Sudoku App - Sudoku Quest

Image from Sudoku Quest game board early level instructing users to fill in the missing numbers

For sudoku buffs who also enjoy the "Candy Crush Saga" style of games with easy puzzles that become progressively harder as one travels along levels, there's Sudoku Quest. This game has over 660 levels and 10,000 free puzzles. You can play it on your iOS device, Android, or Amazon Kindle. 

What We Like
  • There's a cute storyline that links together the different levels of the game.

  • There are 11 different variations on the sudoku puzzles.

  • The game has a variety of "power-ups."

  • Free

What We Don't Like
  • With the time limit, some of the harder levels can be quite frustrating.

  • The ads can be distracting.