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.
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....
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A group of sailors is stranded on an archipelago after their ship was attacked by an hostile vessel. They start...
In I've Got Some Balls! you control a marble and your goal is to collect all the diamonds from the...
Urban Specialist Kit is the sixth downloadable content (DLC) for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, consisting of the following new...
Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero is an RTS game that draws inspiration from Orwell's Animal Farm.In the game, different...
Command the 688(Improved)-class submarine. Operate over 12 different stations, and sail over terrain of the entire globe. Let training missions...
Jane's Combat Simulations: Attack Squadron is a WWII flight simulator based in the European theater. There are two campaigns: an...
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- 96 World of Goo
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- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
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- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
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- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
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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