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.
Blending the stealth, RTS, and RPG genres, Industrial Spy has the player leading a team of superspies (Espion Agents, part...
This sequel to 1997's Industry Giant brings new innovations, such as three new industry sectors, business that is affected by...
IndustryMasters is a browser based business simulation game.Players start with 50 million dollar seed capital and build up their own...
Infinite Crisis was a MOBA with DC Comics superheroes. It was launched on 26th March 2015 and shut down on...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Growing up as a second class citizen on a back-water planet, Yuri dreamed of being able to travel the stars....
Influence is a real-time strategy game that can be played singly or online with others. Players choose an 'id', a...
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon is a new generation of the Harvest Moon series. Unlike all previous games the...
Inquisitor is a role-playing game where you play as an inquisitor. You travel in a land called Ultherst, collecting evidence...
Fully authorized by Blizzard, this add-on for StarCraft features 3 full campaigns (comprising 30 campaign missions) plus more than 100...
Commodore 64 (1985)
This simple simulation of singles tennis follows the basic rules of the sport. The joystick is used to move each...
Protect the galaxy against the hated and feared Jovians. You are in command of the USS Hephaestus in this space...
Real time 3d strategy/rpg game based on Greek mythology. Long time enemy of Athena, Poseidon, has gone rampant and wants...
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Receiving the invitation telegram from some mysterious baron, you as journalist specialized in occult sciences have agreed to visit his...
In this surreal game your human avatar stands alone on a platform of blocks facing an army of grey, black,...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Irekae Maho-chan ("Exchange Maho-chan") is a puzzle platform game where the player controls the young girl Maho-chan, who has the...
Iron Cross is a real time/turn based hybrid wargame placed in the France of WW2. You create a character and...
T-72: Balkans on Fire! is a highly realistic Russian tank simulation that takes place in a historical European war zone....
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