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.
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 Revolution 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...
Alchemyst is a single-player, shareware, block moving puzzle game. Alchemy is about turning base metal into gold and that's the...
Since the beginning your parents knew you were somehow different from the others. You have the spark of Elemental Powers...
Alexander is an RTS based on the movie of the same same, and the real-life Alexander the Great. The game...
In Alexander: The Heroes Hour the player takes the role of three elite soldiers aligned to Alexander the Great: Megacles...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
Ian Rider is a spy for the British government, investigating Herod Sayle. Herod Sayle has offered to give every schoolchild...
Atari 8-bit (1982)
One of the earliest 'Software Toys', Alien Garden is set on a scrolling planet consisting mainly of 24 clusters of...
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 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Lemmings
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
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- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
- 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore 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