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.
Atari 8-bit (1982)
One of the earliest 'Software Toys', Alien Garden is set on a scrolling planet consisting mainly of 24 clusters of...
This Alien Shooter games compilation includes: Alien Shooter (base game) Alien Shooter: Fight for Life (first expansion) Alien Shooter: The...
Nintendo DSi (2009)
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In 2008, the secret United States military research base in the Democratic Republic of North Dzambystan is attacked by terrorists.Alliance:...
Alpha Prime is a rather unusual asteroid which holds in its rocks the veins of a material called hubbardium. This...
Amazing is a single player, shareware, maze game.The player starts with a play area which contains a great number of...
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...
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American Civil War: Take Command - Second Manassas is a sequel to The History Channel - Civil War: The Battle...
American Conquest is a realtime-strategy game with masses of enemies and allies - you have to conquer (as the game-title...
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American Conquest: Fight Back is the successor to American Conquest. The game features eight campaigns set between 1517 and 1804:...
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)
- 3.60 Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (2010)
- 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 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