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Real-Time

Description

Real-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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Windows (2005)

Marathon Manager is a management simulation in which the player gets to coach a marathon runner. It is up to...

Marble Madness Construction Set ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Marble Madness involved guiding a ball through precarious levels with drops, ramps, and enemies to avoid for fear of losing...

ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Marble Madness Construction Set gave enthusiasts of the arcade game Marble Madness a chance to create their own layouts that...

PC-88 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Mari-chan Kiki Ippatsu consists of a series of stages depicting repeated assassination attempts on a young girl named Mariko Hashimoto....

DOS (1990)

Mario Brothers VGA is an unofficial remake of the classic Mario Bros. game of the arcade in VGA 16 colors.You...

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Mushroom Kingdom is stricken with a horrible disease known as 'The Blorbs'! Princess Toadstool calls a meeting to discuss...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is an action/puzzle game where the object is to bring as...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is the fourth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. A series of...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is an action/puzzle game similar to the previous game in the series. However,...

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Marl de Jigsaw is an action jigsaw puzzle spinoff of the Marl Kingdom series. It plays much like the other...

Marl de Jigsaw (Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

A limited edition set which includes Marl de Jigsaw along with a 4-disc soundtrack set that includes music from the...

Mastermind Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Adapted from the venerable British quiz show, Mastermind allows you to become a contestant on that program, competing against up...

Mastermind: World Conqueror Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Have you ever dreamed, while watching a Bond movie, how would it be to lead a secret organization bent on...

Master of Defense Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Master of Defense is a 3D strategy game, in which players assume the role of defender of a kingdom invaded...

Master of Orion 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

The long-awaited follow up to the "spaceploitation" strategy classics Master of Orion and Master of Orion 2, MOO 3 attempts...

Atari ST (1990)

Match is a matching game written in GFA Basic where you have to match stone tiles so that you could...

Windows (1999)

MatchBox Caterpillar Big Dirt Movers is a game which lets you play in a sandbox and on the beach with...

MatchBox Caterpillar Construction Zone Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

You are at the controls of 6 unique Caterpillar construction machines, accomplishing a variety of tasks around 10 different construction...

Atari ST (1991)

Match It is a tile matching game written in 68000 assembler. Match all the tiles in the level to move...

Browser (2006)

Originally launched in 1996 and still being actively maintained and updated, Materia Magica is a complex fantasy MUD set on...

M.A.X. 2: Mechanized Assault & Exploration Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

In the sequel your brain is wired directly to sophisticated command and control center, so you have to colonize and...

M.A.X. & M.A.X. 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

Virgin Interactive White Label series contains the bundled M.A.X. (Mechanized Assault & Exploration) and M.A.X. 2 together into one package....

M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

As its name implies, M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault and Exploration is a conquer 'n' plunder-type strategy game in the same vein...

Mayday: Conflict Earth Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

In the year 2051, humans have depleted the environmental resources of the Earth. Ensuing natural disasters eventually led to a...

Windows (2004)

The goal of Maze is very simple. You are in control of your player at the bottom of the playfield,...

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