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.
PlayStation 2 (2006)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth takes place three years after .hack//QUARANTINE ended. One year after "The Twilight Incident", a huge fire...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
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PlayStation 2 (2007)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption is the third and final game in the .hack//G.U. trilogy. Player's once again control Haseo, a...
An evil dark lord threatens the peace of the kingdom. He has cast a spell that will destroy the world...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax is an updated re-release of the 2009 PSP title Half-Minute Hero. As in the...
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Xbox 360 (2009)
Halo Wars is a prequel to the the Halo trilogy, set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved....
Xbox 360 (2009)
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Hamsters is a Lemmings variant, with the player again in charge of issuing instructions to individual members of a stream...
Happy Pairs is a tile-matching puzzle game based on the Japanese game Shisenshō. Similar to the well-known Shanghai, the object...
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Race your Harley across the country in a mad race to the mother of all motorcycle meccas - the Sturgis...
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Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 95 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 94 Populous
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Games must have at least a MobyRank 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore 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