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.
You're the undercover agent David Jones who's part of the secret agency IGI and in charge to protect the world...
Ikariam is a free online real-time strategy game. The concept is much like Sid Meier's well-known Civilization games. Each player...
Doki Doki Penguin Land MD is a 16-bit remake of the classic Master System puzzle game Penguin Land. The player...
Illyriad is a real-time, browser-based massively-multiplayer fantasy strategy game. Player civilizations can be expanded by conquering cities, sending settlers to...
In this historic city-building game by the designers of Pharaoh, set in the ancient Egypt, the focus is on the...
The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure takes place in "Perryversum", a huge science-fiction world conceived in 1960 and...
Imperium Galactica is set sometime during the fourth millennium and you, as a human, must rebuild the Human Empire. You...
Imperivm III: The Great Battles of Rome is an RPG / RTS game based on historical facts, that allows us...
In Impire, the player takes the role of the mighty demon Báal-Abaddon - or at least he was mighty until...
Black and White Demons is downloadable content (DLC) for Impire, featuring new black and white skins for demons.
Creatures of the Night is downloadable content (DLC) for Impire, featuring two new units: the medusa and the vampire.
TurboGrafx CD (2002)
Implode is a homebrew puzzle game. It plays like a falling block puzzle in all respects, with the exception of...
Imps vs Fanboys is a tower defence game very much like Plants vs. Zombies based around the Zero Punctuation video...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Inazuma Eleven is a blend of a football (soccer) game and traditional RPG. The game stars Mark Evans, the captain...
With this exclusive, limited Edition of Incubation: Time is Running Out you get additionally to the normal release an original...
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This title is a compilation of Independence War and its expansion pack Independence War Defiance. In Independence War, there is...
Blending the stealth, RTS, and RPG genres, Industrial Spy has the player leading a team of superspies (Espion Agents, part...
IndustryMasters is a browser based business simulation game.Players start with 50 million dollar seed capital and build up their own...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Growing up as a second class citizen on a back-water planet, Yuri dreamed of being able to travel the stars....
Influence is a real-time strategy game that can be played singly or online with others. Players choose an 'id', a...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
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