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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After a nuclear war humanity is divided up into two groups: the survivors and the mutes. The survivors lived under...
KKND is set in a twenty second century post nuclear war world where two races of humanoids struggle for the...
The principle of Klix! 2 is essentially the same as in Klix!. This sequel offers more options to choose the...
Klotz is a single player, freeware, Tetris clone.As Tetris clones go this game is pretty standard, what makes it a...
Knight Orc is a text adventure with graphics. The protagonist, Gringleguts the Orc, swears revenge on all humankind for the...
Knights & Merchants: The Peasants Rebellion is the official mission disc for Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom. It is...
Knights of Honor brings together many genres. Although the game is mainly a real-time strategy game, it offers much more...
Windows 3.x (1995)
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Khaldun was a world at peace. It has been ages since the last cataclysm and mortal men do not realize...
As in many stories, good triumphs over evil and gets over-confident... forgetting all about the evil. It is at that...
The first game in the Kohan series packaged in a new Game of the Year edition. The GOTY edition comes...
Kojoty. Zakon pustyni. Izdanie vtoroe, dopolnennoe is the second edition of Desert Law with enhanced version on story comics and...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Konductra is a touch-based game where players can challenge one another via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and battle head-to-head by...
The sequel to Legend of the North: Konung, from Russian developer 1C. Set in the same Scandinavian fantasy realm as...
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A real-time squad level tactical game set in the Korean War. Each squad member has varied skills they lend to...
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- 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 MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
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- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
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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