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.
Horde: The Citadel is a sequel to the fantasy real-time strategy game, Horde: The Northern Wind. Continuing the story of...
Horizons: Empire of Istaria is an MMORPG from Artifact Entertainment, the makers of Demise: Rise of the Ku'tan. As a...
Horse Racing Manager 2 is the sequel to Horse Racing Manager. In this management game you can choose from three...
DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1990), Apple IIgs (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), Macintosh (1989), BBC Micro (1990), Electron (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1990)
Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to...
The year is 2032. The world is at peace, after having banished war in the final battle long ago. All...
Hotel Tycoon is a managerial game in which the player takes on the role of a tycoon in charge of...
Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst und die Geisterjäger is a puzzle game based on the movie Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst. The...
The player controls the growth rate of a jolly round sumo wrestler floating around a zero-gravity ring by directing the...
Hungry Turtle is a physics based puzzle game with cartoonish graphics. The goal in the game is to move a...
Windows 3.x (1991)
This Windows-based Asteroids clone features a fairly large playing field and some features not found in the classic arcade version:...
Hyperoid is a freeware port of the original Windows 3.1 Hyperoid game by Edward Hutchins.This is still a single player...
Picking up after the conclusion of Icewind Dale, peace has returned to Icewind Dale... or so it seems. A plot...
While the heroes of Heart of Winter seek a way to prevent the hostilities between the Ten Towns and the...
Just a generation after the events depicted in the first Icewind Dale, a new threat has appeared in the Northern...
A special gift given by the publishers of the core game Icewind Dale II. This little package includes some extra...
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 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