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.
After eons of fighting between the genders, men and women have broken into separate factions, each using genetic engineering to...
General Chaos is an arcade-style squad RTS where the player controls a team of five soldiers in a limited battleground,...
Genesis Rising is a real-time strategy game with many game-play twists. You lead a fleet of organic ships and develop...
Germ-inator is a puzzle game in the style of "Where's Waldo?", in which a player must reveal and select the...
Playing an epidemiologist at the Biological Control Institute, you're trying to control an outbreak of virulent germs in a controlled...
The goal of the game is as straightforward as its name: a young man, all lit up from a night...
Windows 3.x (1993)
The game recreates the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal point of the American Civil War. Player takes a role of...
Gettysburg: Civil War Battles is a real-time strategy game where you must take control of your troops during various battles...
GhostBlood is a role-playing game reminiscent of DOS RPGs of old.When the game starts, a figure hooded in a brown...
GI Combat wants to bring you to the combats between Allied and Germans in Normandy '44. Battlefields are mainly Normand...
Although it offers more direct gameplay, Ginormo Sword is basically a graphical interpretation of Progress Quest, a metagame like You...
You are Major Greg D. Callahan of the United States Marine Corp currently in jail for unknown reasons but set...
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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
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Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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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