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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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DOS (1990)

Cobra Mark IV multi-purpose General Contact Vehicle is an astonishing stellar vehicle. It's got beam lasers mounted up front and...

Little Bears Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Little Bears is a bear simulation for the Nintendo DS. The gamer has the choice between polar, brown and black...

Little Computer People Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), PC-88 (1987) and PC-98 (1987)

Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first...

Little King's Story Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

In Little King's Story you start as a boy who becomes King of the Alpoko kingdom by finding a magical...

DOS (1996)

Three million years ago, five powerful animal-like races from another galaxy (Bats, Leopards, Tigers, Frogs, and Lizards) migrated to Earth....

Lock's Quest Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Lock's Quest is a real-time strategy game that follows the adventurous life of a young "Archineer" (a mix between an...

Loco Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

The trains carrying fruit out of Fruitopolis need your help filling them. As the trains pass through each town you...

Loco: Christmas Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

There's a shortage of gifts at North Pole Central and Santa needs your help for Christmas is just around the...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Locomotion is an arcade-puzzle game in which you are presented with a top-down view of a railway network with a...

Log!cal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Game Boy Color (1999), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), CDTV (1992) and PC-98 (1993)

Log!cal is a bizarre puzzle game in which you have to arrange colored balls (green, purple, blue or yellow) to...

London Blitz Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 2600 (1983)

During WWII German bombers turned daily existence in London into a nightmare. Most bombs exploded on impact but some would...

DOS (1994)

Loopy is a pipe laying style puzzle game but instead of pipes you're laying down paths that a bomb follows....

Windows (1997)

Lord Monarch Online is 2D real-time strategy, freeware equivalent of Lord Monarch from consoles. The player is ruler of medieval...

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2010), Nintendo DS (2010), PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The handheld and PlayStation 2 version of Aragorn's Quest follows the same story as the eponymous console version: the story...

Windows (2007)

If you missed out on any of the Battle for Middle Earth games then this is your chance to pick...

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a Battlefront-inspired game in which you play as a soldier (archer, warrior, or...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Compilation Pack - Volumes I+II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This compilation contains: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (base game) The Lord of the Rings Online:...

Windows (2008)

The Collector's Edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Special Edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is the first paid-for expansion for The Lord of the Rings...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Collector's Edition was limited to 5,000 units and the box includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Pre-Order Version) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Pre-Order Version of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar includes: Beta access to the game -...

Windows (2007)

The North American edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar 30-days of free online play Free...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Lord of the Rings Online brings the world of J.R.R. Tolkien to the MMO community. Middle-earth is represented accurately...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2009)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood is the second add-on for The Lord of the Rings Online:...

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