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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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Alien Nations Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2001)

Alien Nations is a real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers III. It features three campaigns à ten missions which...

Alien Shooter 2 (Zolotoe izdanie) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Alien Shooter games compilation includes: Alien Shooter (base game) Alien Shooter: Fight for Life (first expansion) Alien Shooter: The...

Alien Shooter: Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2009)

The year is 2161 and the aliens try once again to invade Earth. You are a mercenary of the M.A.G.M.A...

Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

The battle that has split more blood over centuries continues, with the human marines caught in-between the powerful Aliens and...

Nintendo DSi (2009)

A Little Bit of... Puzzle League is a puzzle game in the vein of Tetris Attack. In the game coloured...

Linux (2000) and Windows (2000)

Alizarin Tetris is a freeware Tetris variant with several game modes and other features.The game area is 10 x 20...

Alliance: Future Combat Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In 2008, the secret United States military research base in the Democratic Republic of North Dzambystan is attacked by terrorists.Alliance:...

All-Star Slammin' D-Ball PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001) and PS Vita (2012)

An arcade-style simulation of the famous P. E. game Dodgeball. Two teams face off; 4 players on each side in...

Alpha Prime Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Alpha Prime is a rather unusual asteroid which holds in its rocks the veins of a material called hubbardium. This...

Amateur Surgeon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008) and iPhone (2008)

Alan Probe is a moronic, untidy pizza boy, whose big dream is to become a surgeon. One day, when making...

DOS (1993)

Amazing is a single player, shareware, maze game.The player starts with a play area which contains a great number of...

Arcade (1976)

Amazing Maze is a two player maze game. The maze is viewed from above and the players start out on...

Windows 3.x (1993)

Amazon Skulls is a puzzle game involving placing skulls down onto a grid. You and the computer take turns placing...

Amstrad CPC (1985)

You are Amelie, a blonde hardworker in Paris skyscraper. In 11 P.M. you are understanding that you forgot very important...

A*M*E*R*I*C*A Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

A*M*E*R*I*C*A is a Wild West-themed real-time strategy game set over 90 years in post civil war America. The events portrayed...

Windows (2001)

America Expansion Pack is, as the title implies, an expansion pack for the game A*M*E*R*I*C*A. Each of the four factions...

American Chopper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Based on the TV show of the same name, as seen on the Discovery Channel, this game allows you to...

American Civil War: Take Command - Second Manassas Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

American Civil War: Take Command - Second Manassas is a sequel to The History Channel - Civil War: The Battle...

American Conquest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

American Conquest is a realtime-strategy game with masses of enemies and allies - you have to conquer (as the game-title...

American Conquest Anthology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Subtitled "4 Centuries of War," this collection includes these games on separate CDs: American Conquest Fight Back Divided Nation

American Conquest: Divided Nation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

American Conquest: Divided Nation is the sequel to Real Time Strategy Game American Conquest. While the first game focused on...

American Conquest: Fight Back Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

American Conquest: Fight Back is the successor to American Conquest. The game features eight campaigns set between 1517 and 1804:...

America's Army: Operations Windows Front Cover

Linux (2003), Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

In America's Army: Operations, the player is cast into the role of an ordinary American soldier. They must begin the...

Anadea iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Anadea is a puzzle solving game in which the player is tasked to make the small anadea pieces reach their...

The Ancient Art of War at Sea DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Apple II (1987) and Macintosh (1988)

The Ancient Art of War at Sea is the sequel to The Ancient Art of War, where the battle campaigns...

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