Single player game, also known as single player game, is relative to online games. Generally, it refers to a video game that only needs one computer to play the main method of the game, and it can’t compete with the Internet.
单机游戏（Single-Player Game），也称单人游戏，是相对于网络游戏而言的。一般指游戏的主要玩法只需要一台电脑就能完成的电子游戏，不能进行互联网对战。但随着网络的普及，为适应防盗版、后续内容下载服务、多人联机对战的目的，更多单机游戏也开始需要互联网支持。单机游戏也包括一机多人、IP 直连和局域网对战三种“多人游戏”方式。随着互联网对战功能的普遍应用，目前单机游戏逐渐加强了网络元素和多人模式。
Single player game, also known as single player game, is relative to online games. Generally, it refers to a video game that only needs one computer to play the main method of the game, and it can’t compete with the Internet. However, with the popularity of the Internet, in order to adapt to the purpose of anti-theft version, follow-up content download service and multi player online battle, more single player games also need internet support. The single player game also includes three “multiplayer game” modes: one player multiplayer, IP direct connection and local area network fight. With the widespread application of the internet war function, the single player game has gradually strengthened the network elements and multi player mode.
Single player game refers to a video game or computer game that can operate independently with only one amusement device or computer, compared with online games. In recent years, due to the popularity of the Internet, many stand-alone games have supported the Internet functions in order to provide additional download content, connect multiple people to fight, and prevent piracy.
In foreign countries, stand-alone games have a wide range of meanings. Stand-alone games can refer to mainframe games, computer games, hand-held games, arcade games, mobile games, while in China stand-alone games usually refer to computer games. “Games that can be played by single player without network conditions” is the general recognition of single player games by the public. In fact, with the rapid development of Internet, in order to meet the needs of players, network elements and social elements are more and more applied to single player games. In addition to single player game mode, single player games also have multi player cooperation mode, and some single player games need to be fully networked In order to play, publishers also need to carry multi player online servers for the game. It can be said that now the single player game has blurred the boundary between the network and the single player, and in the future, the single player game will also develop into a diversified game mode.
Single player games are often more delicate and real than online games, and the plot and music are also more rich and vivid. A series of game experiences unfolded under the background of the story of the game theme often give people a sense of immersive experience. In addition, many single player game series that have developed to date have many works, most of them tell a wonderful story with ups and downs like a movie, and let the players integrate themselves into the story, to explore another world of their own, to create their own epic and legendary experience.
单机游戏的好处还在于较不易上瘾，不会牵扯太多的时间与精力，更注重休闲娱乐性、模拟真实性的体验。通常单机游戏被指为“第九艺术”，也就是声音和画面的完美结合，游戏的原画会更加偏重于艺术成分，如一些 AAA 级别大作会请来专业的演员为游戏表演，通过动作捕捉系统而把演员的完美表演融入到游戏中，还会有些文学大师为游戏编写剧本，而请一些获得过大奖的音乐艺术家来为游戏配乐也是司空见惯。而且单机游戏在剧本上比较注重于内涵和人文表达，往往剧情赋予了游戏更深刻的含义，游戏传达给玩家的理念通常是积极向上的。
The advantages of single player games are that they are less addictive, do not involve too much time and energy, and pay more attention to the experience of leisure, entertainment and simulation authenticity. In general, single player games are referred to as “the ninth art”, that is, the perfect combination of sound and picture. The original picture of the game will pay more attention to the artistic elements, such as some AAA Professional actors will be invited to perform for the game in the grand assembly. The perfect performance of actors will be integrated into the game through the action capture system. Some literary masters will write scripts for the game. It is also common to invite some music artists who have won awards to score for the game. Moreover, the single player game pays more attention to connotation and human expression in the script, and often the plot gives the game a deeper meaning, and the idea conveyed by the game to the players is usually positive.
当今主要著名的单机游戏开发商及发行商有（世界十大游戏公司）：索尼、微软、任天堂、动视暴雪、美国艺电、卡普空、育碧、科乐美、Square-Enix、TAKE TWO 公司。
Today’s major single player game developers and distributors are (the world’s top ten game companies): Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, American Art and electronics, kapukon, Ubisoft, keleme, square Enix, take two.