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)
A bomb containing toxic gas has been planted in the basement of a building in the city. If the gas...
Limited deluxe edition that includes Hidden & Dangerous 2 and the official expansion pack Sabre Squadron.
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Hidden Stroke: APRM is an unofficial add-on to Sudden Strike II. This add-on includes 21 new single-player and 24 new...
Hidden Stroke II is a stand-alone game in the Sudden Strike series and it is based on the Sudden Strike...
Highland Warriors is a standard 3D real-time strategy based upon medieval Scotland in a very William Wallace/Braveheart-esque themed game. Authentic...
Like with many movie tie-ins, the happenings in this game are loosely based on the story of the movie with...
Hillsea Lido puts you in charge of seaside amusement facilities loosely based around a beach near Vulcan's Hampshire base. Each...
Hinterland is a game that mixes the gameplay of a city builder and of an action role-playing game (RPG).The king...
Hinterland: Orc Lords is an updated version of Hinterland, which was released through digital distribution the year before. For owners...
The country ruled by the king MacIntyre is attacked by king Macaulay and his underlings. The land is burning, and...
In Africa the Diamond Coast is ruled by a ruthless dictator and everywhere in the country a state of emergency...
The History Channel - Civil War: The Battle of Bull Run - Take Command:1861 is a real time strategy wargame...
The History Channel: Crusades - Quest For Power, as the name implies, is a game about the wars between the...
Atari ST (1993)
H Mec 2 is the sequel to H Mec and a Pac-Man clone. After the first game our hero retired...
In its dark mansion the Hogbear awaits its next victim. Guarded by a Vampire, an Ogre, and various other creatures,...
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)
- 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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