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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Windows (2005)

Höllische Nachbarn is a humorous 2D point-and-click adventure about feuds with neighbors, with themes and gameplay very similar to the...

Windows (2000)

Long time ago, an evil creature known as the Devourer of Souls was banished to the Void by powerful mages....

Home Sweet Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2008) and Wii (2008)

Home Sweet Home is a home design simulator. The player takes the role of a professional interior designer, and must...

Homeworld Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

A discovery is about to turn the culture of Kharak upside down. The people, Kushan, are not native to Kharak...

Homeworld 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

"You reclaimed your home, now reclaim your destiny."Long after you returned to Hiigara in the first game, the imperialistic Vaygr,...

Homeworld: Remastered Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015)

Homeworld Remastered Collection is a remastering of the classic space real-time strategies Homeworld and Homeworld 2. The remastered version features...

Arcade (1995)

Honey Doll is a puzzle game based on Dharma Dōjō. The objective is to clear the stage of all blocks...

Hooligans Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

An RTS style game where you control a group of football (soccer) hooligans, and attempt to cause as much damage...

Windows (2001)

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 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

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 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Horse Racing Manager 2 is the sequel to Horse Racing Manager. In this management game you can choose from three...

Hostage: Rescue Mission DOS Front Cover

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...

Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The year is 2032. The world is at peace, after having banished war in the final battle long ago. All...

Hotel Tycoon iPhone Front Cover v 2.0 release

iPhone (2010)

Hotel Tycoon is a managerial game in which the player takes on the role of a tycoon in charge of...

Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games is a compilation of a large number of classic puzzle and board games. By playing...

Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst und die Geisterjäger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst und die Geisterjäger is a puzzle game based on the movie Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst. The...

Humans 3: Evolution - Lost in Time Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1995), Amiga (1996) and Amiga CD32 (1996)

Zoo keepers from an alien world have scoured human history to steal 7 important figures from different epochs, and it...

The Humans: Insult to Injury DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1993)

Available in both stand-alone and add-on forms, The Jurassic Levels is presumably named to cash in on the then-current Jurassic...

The Humans: Meet the Ancestors! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Nintendo DS (2009)

Your mission in this puzzle game is to help prehistoric humans to evolve by helping them find tools like spears,...

Hundred Swords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Dreamcast (2001)

Hundred Swords is a fantasy real-time strategy game with 3D graphics.Boy prince loves girl princess, but an evil invader spoils...

Browser (2011)

The player controls the growth rate of a jolly round sumo wrestler floating around a zero-gravity ring by directing the...

Hungry Turtle iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Hungry Turtle is a physics based puzzle game with cartoonish graphics. The goal in the game is to move a...

HuntersLunch Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox 360 (2009)

The wastelands are a dangerous place, filled with wolves and monsters ready to turn anyone foolish enough to venture there...

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:...

Windows (1994)

Hyperoid is a freeware port of the original Windows 3.1 Hyperoid game by Edward Hutchins.This is still a single player...

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