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.
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Hegemony: Philip of Macedon is a real-time strategy game recreating the conquest of Ancient Greece by Philip of Macedon, father...
Tool yourself up with your lock-pick and your dynamite, get your crew together and embark upon a life of crime....
Helldorado is a tactical 3D strategy game set in the Wild West. It was originally designed as an expansion for...
The Collector's Edition includes: Hellgate: London Map poster A Darkhorse Hellgate: London graphic novel Bonus DVD with making-of and official...
In a world which somewhat resembles the Britain of the Arthurian Legends, you guide the fate of young Dario and...
Heroes of Annihilated Empires mixes of two separated genres; the real time strategy games and the RPG likes, all together...
Heroes of Gaia is a free to play, Flash-based fantasy MMO game. Players choose from one of four races, Humans,...
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Nintendo DS (2007)
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3D, real-time, World War II flight combat game. Based on the actual missions flown by the 357th squadron (the Yoxford...
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The premise is that two opposing forces are in combat with one another. Each player controls a jet airplane which...
After the death of its emperor the Hesperian Empire breaks down and four races fight for the leadership. Each faction...
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Xbox 360 (2010)
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Limited deluxe edition that includes Hidden & Dangerous 2 and the official expansion pack Sabre Squadron.
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Lemmings
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 3.60 Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (2010)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
- 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score 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