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.
A real-time squad level tactical game set in the Korean War. Each squad member has varied skills they lend to...
Krazy Kreatures is an action strategy game for one or two players. Critters of all sorts will fill up the...
KrisKros is a turn based, shareware, word game for one to four players. The players are presented with a selection...
Kriss Kross is a variation of a crossword game where the player creates new words by playing various word mini...
It is the seventh millennium; the Earth is devastated, after centuries of war and multiple nuclear winters that caused a...
Atari ST (1993)
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Xbox 360 (2010)
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Kurusetra is Indonesia's first online multiplayer web and WAP-based strategy game, using Hindu-Javanese influences of the Mahabharata Sanskrit epic of...
In Ladendetektiv, you are a security person who is in charge of the surveillance of a shop. You must prevent...
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Larry Bond's Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare (ANW) is an update to the series that simulates naval wargaming, building on...
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This edition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the computer Harpoon series. The two base games included are: Larry Bond's Harpoon...
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This edition of The Last Express is exclusive to Steam and adds to the original game: Advanced hint system In-game...
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A compilation of three Law & Order licensed adventure games including: Law & Order: Dead on the Money Law &...
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