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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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Hilfe! Ich bin ein Fisch Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Like with many movie tie-ins, the happenings in this game are loosely based on the story of the movie with...

Hills and Rivers Remain iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Hills and Rivers Remain is a fast-paced real-time strategy game in which two or more medieval warlords attempt to eliminate...

Hillsea Lido Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1995)

Hillsea Lido puts you in charge of seaside amusement facilities loosely based around a beach near Vulcan's Hampshire base. Each...

Hillsfar DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1991), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and PC-98 (1990)

Play a would-be hero in the city of Hillsfar, where action and adventure await the daring adventurer. Join the local...

Hill Street Blues DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Hill Street Blues is a "cop simulator". You play a police cadet who wants to get to the top. But...

Hinterland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Hinterland is a game that mixes the gameplay of a city builder and of an action role-playing game (RPG).The king...

Hinterland: Orc Lords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Hinterland: Orc Lords is an updated version of Hinterland, which was released through digital distribution the year before. For owners...

PC-98 (1992)

The country ruled by the king MacIntyre is attacked by king Macaulay and his underlings. The land is burning, and...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

When Richard MacIntyre, the hero of the first Hiōden, became old, he retired from his duties, intending to spend the...

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In Africa the Diamond Coast is ruled by a ruthless dictator and everywhere in the country a state of emergency...

Windows (2005)

The History Channel - Civil War: The Battle of Bull Run - Take Command:1861 is a real time strategy wargame...

The History Channel: Crusades - Quest for Power Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

The History Channel: Crusades - Quest For Power, as the name implies, is a game about the wars between the...

The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2007)

The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome is a real time strategy game set in Roman times. The game allows...

Linux (2009) and Windows (2009)

Hive Rise is a fast paced real-time strategy game presented as a futuristic TV show to replace real wars. It...

Atari ST (1993)

H Mec 2 is the sequel to H Mec and a Pac-Man clone. After the first game our hero retired...

Atari ST (1987), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Thomson MO (1987)

HMS Cobra: Convois pour Mourmansk, as its name implies, is about one of the 78 arctic convoys of World War...

The Hobbit PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Macintosh (1987), BBC Micro (1983) and Oric (1983)

Relive Tolkien's The Hobbit as Bilbo Baggins. A piece of Interactive fiction (with graphics to illustrate locations), you follow the...

DOS (1989)

In its dark mansion the Hogbear awaits its next victim. Guarded by a Vampire, an Ogre, and various other creatures,...

Holiday World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In Holiday World it is your job to build and manage a holiday resort. The goal is to make money...

Windows (2005)

Höllische Nachbarn is a humorous 2D point-and-click adventure about feuds with neighbors, with themes and gameplay very similar to the...

Windows (2000)

Long time ago, an evil creature known as the Devourer of Souls was banished to the Void by powerful mages....

Home Sweet Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2008) and Wii (2008)

Home Sweet Home is a home design simulator. The player takes the role of a professional interior designer, and must...

Homeworld Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

A discovery is about to turn the culture of Kharak upside down. The people, Kushan, are not native to Kharak...

Homeworld 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

"You reclaimed your home, now reclaim your destiny."Long after you returned to Hiigara in the first game, the imperialistic Vaygr,...

Arcade (1995)

Honey Doll is a puzzle game based on Dharma Dōjō. The objective is to clear the stage of all blocks...

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