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.
TRS-80 CoCo (1997)
Gold Runner 2000 is an expanded clone of Lode Runner, adding both vertical and horizontal scrolling to the gameplay, as...
Golem takes place on earth in the distant future after a certain cataclysm, which the opening FMV depicts as a...
The king has gotten lost looking for his daughter, so a golem sets out on a journey to find him...
Golf Resort Tycoon is a real time business management sim. You design and maintain a golf resort, keeping tabs on...
Atop the screen, a giant whirling asteroid approaches the Earth, sure to fall out of the sky and kill thousands...
This colorful game combines puzzle elements with fast paced action. From labyrinth style puzzles to last man standing firefights; this...
Windows 3.x (1992)
Simulating the carnival midway "Whac-A-Mole" games, this simple program puts the player in the role of an amateur exterminator trying...
A little baby was abandoned by his parents, and one fine day a dragon found a cradle near his door....
Commodore 64 (1983)
Gothmog's Lair is an interactive fiction adventure in a fantasy setting. There are no general location graphics; instead there are...
In G.P.S.: Geo-Political Simulator the player becomes the head of one of 229 states and needs to control its political...
In the ancient Roman Empire take control of one of the five powerful noble family and help make the Empire...
Graviteam Tactics: Volokonovka 1942 is an add-on for Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star which adds a new summer area of operations...
Graviteam Tactics: Zhalanashkol 1969 is an add-on for Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star which adds new mount area of operations near...
Gravity Fight is based around controlling a ship which can rotate, thrust in the direction it is facing, fire bullets...
Great Battles of WWII: Stalingrad is a World War II real-time strategy game with a focus on historical authenticity. There...
A compilation including three titles of Impressions' city building series:Caesar IIIPharaohCleopatra: Queen of the Nile
Commodore 64 (1988)
In the game you are a prisoner, who wants to escape and pass your way out undetected. First, you should...
Great Invasions is a real-time strategy game, taking place in Europe, back in the "dark ages". It makes you a...
The CD-ROM release of Great Naval Battles includes the main game and its three add-ons: Super Ships of the Atlantic...
This add-on to Great Naval Battles adds a scenario editor to the game. If the two earlier add-ons (Super Ships...
Great Naval Battles: North Atlantic 1939-1943 is the first of four Naval Combat Simulators by Strategic Simulations Inc. in the...
This is an add-on for Great Naval Battles. It presents the what-if scenario of ships of the American Navy's Pacific...
Great Naval Battles Guadalcanal 1942-1943 is the second installment of Strategic Simulations Advanced Simulator Series. The game sends you to...
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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