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.
This larger than usual Kroz game (75 levels worth) has the same elements that were present in the previous installments:...
Sinclair QL (1984)
Long time ago, the dwarven kingdom was attacked by the men of Caras who came from the south. The dwarves,...
Atari ST (1986)
This compilation contains two conversions of Sinclair QL games for the Atari ST. They were sold as a twin pack...
Nintendo DS (2006)
In Lost Magic the player controls Isaac, a young Wizard who initially sets out looking for his missing father. Soon...
The protagonist of Lost Realms: Legacy of the Sun Princess is Alexia. When the game starts she is having a...
LotusCraft is doujin isometric real-time strategy game in Gensokyo. It mixes elements from the Tōhō series with the real-time strategy...
Love is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for up to 400 players on a single server. It is entirely...
Love Love is a puzzle game in the style of Tetris and Dr. Mario. Blocks of two pieces moving from...
Ludo Park is a serious game for business simulation focused in management and entrepreneurship. The player controls a stand in...
Nintendo DS (2010)
This is a Nintendo DS remake of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals for the Super Nintendo, featuring an alternate...
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...
Lunar Lander is a single player game based on one of the truly classic games. In this implementation the keyboard...
Machines is a futuristic 3D real-time strategy game.The game features real-time polygonal environments with multiple camera perspectives including zenith, 1st...
Playcalling expert John Madden again licenses Electronic Arts' flagship football simulation. New features for 1998 include more advanced Quarterback functions...
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...
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