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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
Jewelry Master Twinkle Light is, as the name suggests, a stripped-down version of the original Jewelry Master Twinkle. The game...
Jewels of Cleopatra 2: Aztec Mysteries is a match-three game with an archaeological theme. Like in the first game, you...
Windows 3.x (1992)
In this game, the mouse cursor turns into a jewel thief. The player must move the thief around gathering valuables...
Windows 3.x (1992)
Borrowing certain gameplay conventions from Qix, JezzBall presents another scenario forcing the player to divide and conquer a 2D playfield...
Jigsaw Island is a jigsaw puzzle game, and the third title in Nippon Ichi's jigsaw series. As in Jigsaw Party...
Jigsaw World is a jigsaw puzzle game, and the sequel to Jigsaw Party. Much like its predecessor, it combines the...
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John Adventure is a falling-block puzzle game cloned from Dr. Mario. Each stage presents the player with a bottle filled...
John Deere: American Builder Deluxe is a 3D construction economic simulator with 18 scenarios, 5 kinds of workers, 6 kinds...
John Deere: American Farmer is a simulation about owning and operating a farm, featuring the John Deere brand license. Starting...
John Deere: North American Farmer is the sequel to the farming simulation, John Deere: American Farmer. Like most sequels, there...
The Joint Task Force is a special rapid deployment force. As terror and violence in the world continue to rise,...
Another J.R.R. Tolkien based game, but specifically focused on the Two Towers story, starting right before the siege of Helm's...
This is a massively-multiplayer space simulator where you get to join one of three factions and participate in The Reconstruction...
SEGA CD (1993)
This is the Sega CD game based on the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie based on the book by Michael Crichton....
Jurassic War is an RTS set in prehistoric times that includes RPG elements. It is reminiscent of Warcraft, both in...
Atari ST (1991)
Just Another War in Space is a real-time strategy game in which the player participates in a space war. There...
Command a fearsome dreadnought and fight for control of the North and South Atlantic as either the German Imperial Fleet...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Pipi is a girl who loves children. She travels from village to village, making delicious sweets and giving them to...
Kannan! is a puzzle game with educational elements based on a Swedish game show with the same name. The player...
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)
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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