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 (2004)

This version of the classic game Mastermind comes very close to other Mastermind clones. The gameplay is based on finding...

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,...

DOS (1986)

Maze Adventures is a collection of four maze games: Diamond Digger Block Five Rogue Runner Maze Machine

DOS (1986)

This game is a close relative of the better-known Kroz series. Searching for the Heart of Courage in the Ezam...

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DS (2008)

The ancient gods have passed judgment, and as a result all of mankind has been sentenced to be replaced with...

mBlocks Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

mBlocks is a Tetris clone written in JavaScript. The game runs in browsers window. Gameplay is almost the same, as...

Atari ST (1994)

Mc Coy is a variant of Dr. Mario, without Mario and running in a GEM window. The objective is the...

Browser (2006)

This free, unlicensed game is a parody of McDonald's (a US fast food restaurant chain) and a jab at its...

Mech Commander Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

It's time to drive the hated Smoke Jaguar Clan from Port Arthur once and for all! You take on the...

MechCommander 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In a region of space known as the Chaos March, three factions of warriors battle out in Mechs of immense...

Mech Platoon Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

A real-time strategy (RTS) game for the GBA. Players build an army of robot mechs to capture 5 planets in...

MechWarrior 2: Expansion Pack - Ghost Bear's Legacy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows (1996)

Ghost Bear's Legacy is an expansion pack for MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat and adds a third clan to the...

MechWarrior 2: Limited Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This limited edition includes: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy NetMech demoIt is almost identical to...

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