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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This unofficial expansion for Ensemble Studios Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is dedicated to Genghis Khan and...
Kicks is a French Qix clone. As in Qix the player must "catch" a percentage of the game screen (70%...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
A Puyo Puyo sequel featuring the cast and setting from the Gundam sci-fi series. The game plays exactly the same...
King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame ties directly to the end of its predecessor: after King Arthur managed to reunite...
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King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts is a DLC for King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. It adds three sets with overall nine...
This is a 2D side scrolling strategy game. You take the role of King Arthur and lead your army into...
King Arthur is a mix between turn-based and real-time strategy similar to the Total War series. As the subtitle suggests...
Game Boy (1992)
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Nintendo 3DS (2012)
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PlayStation 3 (2013)
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PlayStation 3 (2013)
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Nintendo DS (2010)
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Evil looms large in the land of Bersiah. The last time good battled evil, over 100 years ago, good came...
This is the prequel to the action/RTS Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders for the Xbox. Six of the sub-characters from...
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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