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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Nintendo DS (2010)
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Reflect the laser from the emitter to the receptor in each level. The player is armed with rotatable mirrors, and...
Lunar Explorer is an educational program for space and Moon enthusiasts. The user has the ability to visit any part...
Machines is a futuristic 3D real-time strategy game.The game features real-time polygonal environments with multiple camera perspectives including zenith, 1st...
Let’s play global thermonuclear war.MAD is a real time strategy game depicting a future battle between two superpower alliances. Each...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Madrism is an action puzzle game which tasks the player with quickly building architectural floor plans. Rooms, doors, kitchens, and...
Maelstrom is a real-time strategy game that takes place in 2050, on a savage future Earth. After an ecological disaster...
Maelstrom (Special Edition) is a version of Maelstrom packaged in a tin box and containing a mini-strategy guide in addition...
Magebane 2 is a top-down role-playing game where the player controls three monks on a quest to recover the holy...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Marie is a young apprentice witch. She decides to join a magic school, but to get in she must pass...
Somewhere in the world, there is a precious item called magical drop. Anyone who finds it will be granted happiness,...
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In The Magic Garden, the player takes the role of the gnome Grobble whose attempt at a robbery failed. His...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 95 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 94 Populous
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 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)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore 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