Real-Time

Description

Real-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.
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Fantasy Empires DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Build and control an Empire! In Fantasy Empires you play the ruler of a fledging kingdom; your objective: Take over...

FantaVision PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Fireworks are launching across a city's skyline. In this puzzle game, you must connect them quickly to have them explode....

Far Cry 4: Arcade Poker iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Far Cry 4: Arcade Poker is a real-time falling block puzzle game based around the Poker card rules. It is...

Far Cry 4: Arena Master Android Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Far Cry 4: Arena Master is a companion app for Far Cry 4. Players collect animals and mercenary fighters from...

Far Gate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Far Gate is a real time strategy game that takes place in space. After finding what seems to be another...

Farm Frenzy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PSP (2010), Symbian (2009), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2012), Android (2009) and bada (2010)

Farm Frenzy is a straightforward time-management game, where the player controls a farm, raising animals and selling products to the...

Farm Frenzy 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010), Windows Phone (2011), bada (2011) and Fire OS (2012)

Farm Frenzy 2 is a time management game, where each action (feeding animals, producing goods, trading) needs a specific amount...

Farm Frenzy: Ancient Rome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

The Ancient Rome game takes the time management Farm Frenzy games back to the glorious days of the Roman Empire....

Farm Frenzy Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Farm Frenzy Pack is a collection of 5 games. Games included in this package are: Farm Frenzy Farm Frenzy 2...

Farm Story iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Farm Story is a rather simple farming simulation, similar in gameplay to TeamLava's other Story games. The player is presented...

Far West Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The goal in this real-time western strategy game is to become a cattle baron that rules the prairie. Typically, you...

Fashion Story iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Fashion Story is a simulation game in which the player manages a women's clothes and accessory shop. In the beginning...

Windows (2002), Windows 3.x (1993) and Macintosh (2002)

This collection is a set of four "retro games" based on fondly remembered titles from the 1980's. BOT Your mission...

DOS (1994)

FastTracker 2 was an early successful PC .MOD-tracking music composition utility, early competition for Future Crew's ScreamTracker but more clearly...

Fat Chicken Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Fat Chicken is a reverse tower defense game where the goal is the fatten up animals as they march to...

Fate of the Dragon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Fate of the Dragon is a large-scale real-time strategy game that depicts one of the most famous and turbulent periods...

Fate: Undiscovered Realms Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Fate: Undiscovered Realms is the sequel/expansion to Fate, also developed by WildTangent. Both games are action RPGs/roguelikes in the same...

Feuerwache: Mission - Leben retten Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In Feuerwache: Mission - Leben retten the player takes control over a firefighter department. In the eight missions he has...

Windows (2001)

In Feuerwehr 3D, you play as a firefighter combating raging fires and bringing arsons to justice.The game takes place in...

The Few Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

The Few is a tactical real-time strategy game set during the Battle of Britain of World War II. The player...

Fieldrunners Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012), PSP (2009), BREW (2009), J2ME (2010), Windows Mobile (2010), Macintosh (2012), PlayStation 3 (2009), Browser (2011), iPhone (2008), Nintendo DSi (2010), BlackBerry (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Defend your territory in Fieldrunners, a strategy game in the vein of Desktop Tower Defense. Enemies begin to cross a...

Fieldrunners 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2012), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2012) and PS Vita (2014)

Fieldrunners 2 is a real-time tower defense strategy game and the sequel to Fieldrunners. The gameplay is largely identical to...

Commodore 64 (1986), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Thomson MO (1985)

The year is 2140. Working from his artificial satellite orbiting around Saturn and helped by his faithful army of cyborgs,...

Fighter Pilot 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004, Fighter Pilot 2 allows you to fly five new military aircraft....

The Final Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

A Risk-type game of global conquest, only with nuclear weapons and real-time action. Click on various countries and invade to...

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