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.
Many years ago, a prince was cursed into the form of a frog, to be released only by the kiss...
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 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 covers the Battle of Kursk in 1943, the largest tank battle of all time, the ultimate...
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 is a keyboard controlled, tile matching puzzle game for up to four players.The player is presented with a...
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...
Fun at the Sea is all about aiming to opponent's battleship by correct arrangement of deck cannon. The player may...
This follow-up to the FunPack contains 3-D adaptations of four of the games from that earlier product. While the originals...
Windows Phone (2011)
In Fusion: Sentient, the player is a young machinist who finds himself embroiled in an evil plot to which he...
This is a real-time strategy simulation game, demonstrating the US Army's planned (now cancelled) FCS - 'Future Combat Systems'.The simulation...
Apple II (1980)
Galactic Attack is a real-time space combat game which combines arcade elements with strategic planning. Using keyboard commands you control...
Galactic Dream: Rage of War is a real time strategy game set in space. In it humanity is threatened by...
Galactic Wars is a space-themed real-time strategy game. It takes place in the year 2432 somewhere in the Milky Way...
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- 96 World of Goo
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- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 The Sims: Deluxe Edition
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 3.92 Battle Bugs (1997)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
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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