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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Fortress Europe: The Liberation of France Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Fortress Europe: The Liberation of France is a real-time strategy wargame covering the Allied Invasion of Normandy. The game's units...

Fort Zombie Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Scientists thought it was a disease, but those who believed in their cures only died in hospitals. The clergy thought...

Foundation Gold Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2000)

This was the final version of a real-time strategy game influenced by Command & Conquer and The Settlers. This package...

DOS (1990)

A hi-res 3-D Tetris variant from Sweden. Uses a mandelbrot fractal as the background picture.

Fragile Allegiance Linux Front Cover 2014 cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1997) and Windows (2012)

In this game, as the new employee of TetraCorp, it is your job to colonize asteroids and make them successful...

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1993)

The Freaks are invading! These colorful blob-like aliens may look harmless enough, but like Tribbles with eyeballs, they're popping up...

Windows (2003) and BeOS (2002)

Freecraft is an open source 2D real-time top-down strategy game and a clone of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. The...

Freedom Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Freedom Force is a real-time tactical role-playing game which allows you to create and customize your own superheroes.Along with the...

Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Freedom Force return in this sequel to 2002’s original superhero strategy game. Fighting Nuclear Winter’s menace in *snowy* Cuba, Freedom...

Freight Tycoon Inc. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Freight Tycoon Inc. is an economic simulation game which challenges players' management skills. It puts one into the shoes of...

Friday Night 3D Bowling Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Who doesn't like heading out on a Friday night with your friends for some bowling? With Friday Night 3D Bowling,...

F.R.O.G.: Frantic Rush of Green Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Many years ago, a prince was cursed into the form of a frog, to be released only by the kiss...

From Dust Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Browser (2012)

From Dust is a game in which the player takes the role of "The Breath", a god-like entity who is...

From the Abyss Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

From the Abyss is a dungeon crawling RPG where the player takes command of a custom created character. The story...

Frontline Defense First Assault Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Frontline Defense is a defense-strategy game, in a colourful over-the-top military setting. From the main map the player chooses one...

Frontline: Fields of Thunder  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Frontline: Fields of Thunder covers the Battle of Kursk in 1943, the largest tank battle of all time, the ultimate...

Frontlines: Fuel of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

It all begun in summer 2008 when the global demand for oil exceeded the production capacity of the oil companies....

Frontlines: Fuel of War (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

The Special Edition includes: Frontlines: Fuel of War A black t-shirt with the logo of the Stray Dogs-squad Official soundtrack...

Frozen Hearth Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Frozen Hearth is a real time strategy game set in a fictional world known as Ámorrá. The game features two...

Windows 3.x (1995)

First to say, Fructus based upon Columns.Before you start the game, you can choose in the options your starting level,...

Fruit Fall Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Fruit Fall is a keyboard controlled, tile matching puzzle game for up to four players.The player is presented with a...

DOS (1997)

Fruit Salad is a freeware single-player game in the style of Puzzle Bobble. The player is presented with a canon...

Atari ST (1992)

Frustration is a two player word search game in high resolution.Each player, in turn, tries to create words from a...

F-SIM Space Shuttle iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2012) and iPad (2010)

F-SIM Space Shuttle is a photo realistic simulation of the Space Shuttle on final approach and landing. The player can...

Fuck Typing Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Two opponents engage in a heated discussion in which the gloves quickly come off and the discourse lowers to a...

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