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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Anadea iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Anadea is a puzzle solving game in which the player is tasked to make the small anadea pieces reach their...

The Ancient Art of War at Sea DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Apple II (1987) and Macintosh (1988)

The Ancient Art of War at Sea is the sequel to the Ancient Art of War, where the battle campaigns...

The Ancient Art of War DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Apple II (1984), Amstrad CPC (1990), Macintosh (1985), PC-88 (1986) and PC-98 (1987)

The Ancient Art of War is a real-time strategy game based on the very basic elements of war: unit types,...

Ancient Conquest: Quest for the Golden Fleece Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Ancient Conquest: Quest for the Golden Fleece is a real-time naval strategy game set in mythical times. The game title...

Windows (2001)

A cult of snake worshippers, the Ophilia Sect, is responsible for the murder of the rightful King of Olyndsia. Play...

Ancient Wars: Sparta Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Ancient Wars: Sparta is a RTS which takes place during 500-450 BC period, which recreates the battles of Spartans, Persians...

Android One: The Reactor Run ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Android One: The Reactor Run is a horizontally scrolling action shooter with tile-based graphics. The player must reach and destroy...

Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Animal Crossing: City Folk is the Wii incarnation of the Animal Crossing series. As in the previous version, players assume...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a social simulation game. The player takes on the role as the new mayor in...

Animate TetBlox Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Animate TetBlox is a shareware Tetris variant that contains five different variations of the game for single player or two-player...

Anmynor Puzzles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Anmynor Puzzles is a puzzle solving game where golems are transporting runes to a given destination. Each golem has a...

Annex: Conquer The World Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Annex: Conquer The World is a freeware 3D real-time strategy, based on MegaGlest engine and set in a sci-fi universe....

Anno 1404: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Anno 1404: Gold Edition is a compilation of the following games in one package: The original game: Anno 1404 The...

Anno 1404 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Limited Edition comes in a real wooden treasure chest and includes: Anno 1404 Hardcover art book Panorama poster Compass...

Anno 1404 (Pre-Order Pack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Limited Fan-Box of Anno 1404 includes: Anno 1404 key ring Exclusive poster showcasing an Anno 1404-artwork Two special postcards...

Anno 1503: Königs-Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains the main game 1503 A.D. and its add-on 1503 A.D.: Treasures, Monsters and Pirates.

Anno 1602: Creation of a New World Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Anno 1602: Creation of a New World is a real-time strategy game, set around the 17th century period of history....

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is about exploring, building and establishing your settlement and it is about government and control....

Anno 1701: The Sunken Dragon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Anno 1701: The Sunken Dragon is an official add-on for 1701 A.D.Since the original game only featured a sandbox-mode, the...

Anno 2070 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Anno 2070 is an economy centred build-up strategy game that blends city buildings with resource management and diplomacy. It is...

Anno 2070: Deep Ocean Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Anno 2070: Deep Ocean is an add-on for Anno 2070. Most of the more prominent changes regard the Tech faction....

Anno Online Browser Front Cover

Browser (2013)

Anno Online is a browser game in which the player has to build up and manage a settlement on a...

Anomaly 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), BlackBerry (2014), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Anomaly 2 is a reverse tower defense game. The player assumes the role of commander of a convoy and has...

Anomaly: Korea Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2012), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Anomaly: Korea is a reverse tower defense — or tower offense game, the third in the Anomaly series. This time...

Anomaly: Warzone Earth Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a fast-paced reverse tower defense game. In the game, the player controls a single convoy and...

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