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.
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...
This Collector's Edition of Icewind Dale II, in addition to the game, includes: A cloth map of the Spine of...
A collection that contains "Icewind Dale" + expansion "Heart of Winter", "Icewind Dale II", an Icewind Dale-Soundtrack CD with 51...
You're the undercover agent David Jones who's part of the secret agency IGI and in charge to protect the world...
Doki Doki Penguin Land MD is a 16-bit remake of the classic Master System puzzle game Penguin Land. The player...
Illyriad is a real-time, browser-based massively-multiplayer fantasy strategy game. Player civilizations can be expanded by conquering cities, sending settlers to...
In this historic city-building game by the designers of Pharaoh, set in the ancient Egypt, the focus is on the...
The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure takes place in "Perryversum", a huge science-fiction world conceived in 1960 and...
Imperium Galactica is set sometime during the fourth millennium and you, as a human, must rebuild the Human Empire. You...
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