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.
AntiC is a single player, shareware, puzzle game describing itself as "a cross between Othello and Life". The name is...
Nintendo DS (2009)
In Ant Nation, the player helps a ant colony to survive against their enemies: vermin and spiders. From space. This...
In Ant Nation, the player controls an ant hive and has to keep them save by expanding. There is no...
Ant Run is an adaption of the popular pipe-laying games ... in this case, the task is to keep an...
Ant Wars SE is basically a simple but very fast real-time-strategy game with ants as the main protagonists, where the...
APOX is a real-time strategy game with resource gathering and includes certain aspects of a first-person shooter games, eg. weapon-...
A compilation of the games: My Sim Aquarium My Ocean Sim Rock'em Sock'em Fish Aqua Garden Aqua Real 3D
PlayStation 2 (2007)
This game is based on the animated Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, featuring the crime fighting trio of...
Aquitania is a match-three game. Using your mouse, swap two items so as to complete a straight line of three...
Arcadia Remix is a mini-game collection with retro aesthetics. A special feature is that the player is able to play...
The luxury zeppelin IFS Zephyr begins her maiden voyage from Caladon in the Kingdom of Arland to Tarant, one of...
Something is rotten in the quiet medieval town of Senora. A mysterious Dark Brotherhood seems to have taken control over...
Archipelagos 2000 is a remake of the 1989 original. The official storyline is identical to the European story of the...
Archon Classic is a remake of the original Archon game from 1983. The game concept is still the same. On...
PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1985), NES (1989), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Palm OS (2000), Macintosh (1986), iPhone (2012), PC-88 (1986), iPad (2012), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1988)
Archon: The Light and the Dark is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light...
Arena Wars offers an unconventional mixture of RTS with FPS gameplay. Although something similar has been attempted with Savage, this...
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