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.
In Elements of War, the US military experiments with elemental weapons - with horrendous results: storms and tornadoes lay the...
The starting point of Elixir is an ancient prophecy about a long extinct tribe, the Ingoles, which were brutally murdered...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
The main goal and the story of this game is simple: the player starts inside an embassy, has to find...
Emergency 2012 is the fourth sequel of Emergency: Fighters for Life. Like the previous installments it is a real-time strategy...
The Deluxe edition of Emergency 2012 provides three additional campaign missions and one additional scenario for free-play in singleplayer and...
Just like the previous titles the 2013 part of the Emergency games is a real-time-strategy game with a context of...
In Emergency 2: The Ultimate Fight for Life the player takes charge of an emergency team to solve 25 life-threatening...
Emergency: The Ultimate Fight for Life is a real-time strategy game with the objective to save lives. You are in...
Emergency 3 is a real time strategy game with the objective to save lives. You are in charge of a...
Emergency: Fighters for Life is a real-time strategy game where the player controls a group of cops and doctors, trying...
Emergency Fire Response takes a new spin on the tactical strategy genre. Take command of a full team of firefighters...
Windows 3.x (1991)
This Tetris clone has a few slightly unusual features: it is possible to control the game with either mouse or...
Emperor: Battle for Dune represents the seamless combination of cutting-edge 3D graphics and perfected real-time strategy gameplay. In your conquest...
This Collector's Edition of Emperor: Battle for Dune contains the following: The original Emperor: Battle for Dune Audio CD with...
Emperor: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom is a game about politics, trade, and city design in ancient China. In...
Age of Empires is set in the past, Command & Conquer explores the future, but up to now there was...
Empire Earth II is Mad Doc Software’s sequel to Gamespy.com’s 2001 “PC Game of the Year,” Empire Earth. With the...
Empire Earth II (Gold Edition) is a bundle of the following games:Empire Earth II Empire Earth II: The Art of...
The third installment of the Empire Earth-Series leads you again through several different eras of earth history, present and future....
A compilation of the Empire Earth II games. Included in this bundle are:Empire Earth II Empire Earth II: The Art...
This expansion pack to the 2005 strategy title sequel, Empire Earth II, provides a number of new additions to the...
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 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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