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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Eight adventurers were traveling in a spaceship, pursuing the Guardians Corak and Sheltem. The Guardians went to the world of...
After the corrupt Guardian Sheltem was defeated, the seemingly never-ending war between the Ancients and the alien Kreegans entered a...
Mikado Defenders is a tower defence game based in feudal Japan. The object of the game is to defend the...
Milano is a girl who's just moved away from home. With a new home and no money or furniture she...
The game is a Bomberman clone with different goals in Single-player and Multi-player modes.It begins in the Weapon Shop, where...
Atari ST (1987)
Minos is a first person labyrinth game with 40 levels. The aim of each level is to first find a...
Mission Barbarossa is an add-on for the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. It offers a new campaign with nine missions...
Mission Critical is a first-person graphic adventure. It is 2134, and the human race has been at war for 50...
Mission: Humanity is a real-time strategy game similar in play to Command & Conquer. The plot involves the aftermath of...
Mission: Impossible is an adventure game that puts you in command of a 4-man spy team. You can control separate...
Mission Kursk: The Unofficial Addon to Blitzkrieg is an add-on for the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. The game features...
Missland is a simple "spot the differences" game. The player is given two slightly different 3D objects, or placed inside...
Missland 2 is a simple "spot the differences" game. Just like the first title, the player is given a view...
Adult Qix variant with a twist. The game plays by the rules very similar to earlier Gals Panic. The player...
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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.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 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)
- 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