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 ST (2002)
Godpey, a clone of Gunpey, is all about lines. On a playfield filled with squares, tiles with diagonal and angled...
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a online Role Playing game set in Ancient Rome. The player takes the role...
The Special Edition is a greatly enhanced version of the original GODS: Lands of Infinity.The biggest change is the inclusion...
PlayStation 2 (2000)
The first PS2 title in the Ganbare Goemon series, Goemon: Bōken Jidai Katsugeki aims to re-invent the Goemon series once...
Gokuraku Jongg is the sequel to Raku Jongg, a puzzle game based on the rules of Mahjong. Mahjong tiles drop...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Gokuraku Jongg Premium is an enhanced port of the mahjong puzzle game Gokuraku Jongg which includes several new modes. Time...
The Golden Horde is a real-time strategy game, based on events that took place in Central Asia, Russia and western...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
Real-time 3D casino play on the Nintendo 64, set inside the famous Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas.Features include a...
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...
The Good Life is a multi-genre game in a fantasy setting, consisting of three parts. The first part is a...
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....
Gotcha is a single player, shareware, keyboard controlled, puzzle game based on the classic game QIX.The game area consists of...
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...
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 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
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)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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