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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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Harvest: Massive Encounter Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Harvest is a real time defense-strategy game from the independent Swedish developer Oxeye. Harvest's premise is that you colonize one...

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (Special Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is the second game in the Harvest Moon series to appear on the PS2. It...

Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness is the fourth installment of the Harvest Moon series on the DS. This version has...

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 is the third installment in the board game-to-video game franchise by Hasbro and EA.All of...

Hash Blocks Supervision Front Cover

Supervision (1992)

Hash Blocks is a falling-blocks puzzle game similar to Columns. Blocks fall in sets of three from the top of...

Hazard Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Hazard is a role-playing game in which the player controls Rick, a warrior whose master has been murdered. Together with...

Heartlight DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1993), Commodore 64 (2010) and Atari 8-bit (1991)

A game that's very similar to Boulder Dash - the basic idea of collecting things while avoiding being crushed is...

Hearts of Iron Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Hearts of Iron is a strategy game that covers the World War II period at a theater-wide level. Unlike the...

Hearts of Iron: Darkest Hour Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Hearts of Iron: Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns....

Hearts of Iron II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Like the first part, this game situate the gameplay at World War II, but the map spans the entire world...

Hearts of Iron II Complete Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

The Hearts of Iron 2 Complete compilations includes: Hearts of Iron II Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday Hearts of Iron...

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is stand-alone expansion of the Hearts of Iron II. The original game is included with...

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday - Armageddon  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Armageddon is a booster pack for Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday and adds two new campaigns called Abyss and Armageddon...

Windows (2006)

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday Upgrade Pack is a special, budget-priced release of the original Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday....

Windows (2007)

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday With Armageddon is a special retail package which includes the following games:Hearts of Iron IIHearts...

Hearts of Iron III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Hearts of Iron III is a global-strategy game with a high focus on realism. Once again the game lets the...

Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Hearts of Iron: For the Motherland is the second expansion to the grand strategy game Hearts of Iron III. It...

Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi is first expansion to the grand strategy game Hearts of Iron III and requires...

Hearts of Iron (Platinum) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The Platinum edition of Hearts of Iron contains the original game plus the C.O.R.E (Community Open Resource Exchange) mod. The...

DOS (1985)

This is another version of DND, originally written for the Heathkit Z-150 computer's GW-BASIC, and later compiled for DOS. Apart...

Heaven & Hell Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Heaven & Hell is a real-time strategy god game in which you are either God or the Devil. Your goal...

Hebereke's Popoitto SNES Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1995)

Hebereke's Popoitto is a Tetris variant. The goal in each level is to remove the blocks already on the playfield,...

Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Hegemony Gold is a major expansion and upgrade to the historical real-time strategy game Hegemony: Philip of Macedon. As in...

Hegemony: Philip of Macedon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Hegemony: Philip of Macedon is a real-time strategy game recreating the conquest of Ancient Greece by Philip of Macedon, father...

Heist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Tool yourself up with your lock-pick and your dynamite, get your crew together and embark upon a life of crime....

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