DescriptionReal-time refers to gameplay that happens without waiting for player input, i.e. in real time. Action games are real-time by default and therefore do not require this tag.
The real-time tag is used for RTS (real-time strategy) games, many managerial simulations which are not turn-based (e.g. Transport Tycoon), as well as puzzle games that require quick thinking, such as Tetris variants.
This tag is also used to describe combat in certain role-playing games (the ATB system of many Final Fantasy games or the Infinity Engine combat in Baldur's Gate and some other Western RPGs). This type of combat requires the player to manage the activities of the combatants in real time, and should not be confused with that of Action RPGs, where combat is action-oriented.
Rare examples of real-time games outside of the aforementioned genres (e.g. The Last Express) also exist.
Aha! is a puzzle game in which you get a playing field filled with different-shaped pieces. If two or more...
AHextris is an Amiga enhanced rewrite of the original UNIX Hextris by Dave Markley. It is a falling block puzzle...
You must explore a medieval fantasy world with the intent to stop a dark prophecy. To win the game, you...
Aimpoint is set in a future after the United Nations were dissolved and the world re-organized into five big regions....
Aion is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game which takes place in the world of Atreia, a land divided by...
Air Assault Task Force is a wargame that focuses on battles in which helicopters played a prominent role. The game...
Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich is largely the same as its predecessor Airborne Assault: Red Devils Over Arnhem. The...
Airborne Assault: Red Devils Over Arnhem is a strategy game in which the player recreates Operation Market Garden. The main...
Windows 3.x (1994)
Essentially an airport traffic control tower simulator. Your mission here is to manage the aircrafts in Phoenix Sky Harbor International...
Airline Tycoon Evolution is the second upgraded re-release of Airline Tycoon. The player is the manager of an airline and...
Airport Control Simulator tasks the player with guiding airplanes safely to the landing zones at different airports around the world....
Atari ST (1989)
Air Traffic Controller is a one player game written in ST-Pascal for high resolution where you take on the role...
Apple II (1980)
This simulation puts you in the role of an air traffic controller in charge of an 15x25 mile airspace (with...
AI War: Fleet Command takes place after an eight hundred year long human civil war. The humans now have been...
Akanbe Dragon can be seen as a forerunner to the company's long-running Super Robot Taisen franchise. On a one-screen playfield,...
The story takes place in a time when demons are terrorizing the world. Three warriors come together and form a...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Alawishus Pixel is a retro-style puzzle platform game. A nameless young man in a hoodie has wandered into a cave,...
Alchemist is a real-time strategy game in which you take control over one of five different races and lead your...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 The Sims: Deluxe Edition
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 5.00 Anno 1404 (Limited Edition) (2009)
- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 3.92 Battle Bugs (1997)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Real-Time is part of Themes. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi
- Detective / Mystery
- Game Show
- Historical Battle (specific/exact)
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Meditative / Zen
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Persistent Universe
- Rhythm / Music
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic
- Spy / Espionage
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel