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.
Game Boy Advance (2001)
In Army Men: Advance, the despicable Tan General Plastro whips up another fiendishly clever plan for world domination, so it's...
Take to the skies with this new addition to the Army Men series. This time you must take control of...
If you like the other Army Men games, then you'll like this one too. Similar gameplay with new weapons and...
This compilation contains the following four games: Army Men Army Men II Army Men: Toys in Space Army Men: Air...
This Army Men pack contains 4 classic Army Men games: Army Men: The original title that started it all, where...
Arrakis is a real-time strategy game created by Dutch programmer Stefan Hendriks. The game is set in Frank Herbert's Dune...
Arsenal of Democracy is a game based on Hearts of Iron II developed by fans of the Hearts of Iron...
A.R.S.E.N.A.L is a shareware real-time strategy game that is in many aspects similar to Dune II and Command & Conquer....
Nintendo DS (2007)
Arthur and the Invisibles is an officially licensed game for the French film of the same name (Arthur et les...
Your uncle has died and left you a very strange house. Each room has a famous painting that comes alive...
Nintendo DSi (2008)
Art Style: Base 10 is a match-three dynamic puzzle game, played by rotating the console by ninety degrees. Numbers come...
Nintendo DSi (2009)
Art Style: Boxlife is a puzzle game. Paper squares are on the game field, visualized from a 45 degree isometric...
Asheron's Call is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). This means that you can interact with hundreds (even...
Ruthaniol is a small valley with rich history which don't lack the evil conspiracy nor battles with orcs. But that...
Astonia 3 is an MMORPG in which each player assumes the role of a battle-hardened warrior or a powerful mage...
Astronoid.net is an online futuristic racing game allowing up to 8 players per race. Several elements, reminiscent of WipeOut, expect...
This package was included as a bundled item with several different ASUS-branded video cards. The package includes three full games:AquaNoxMidnight...
Atari ST (1993)
Atari Slalom is a kind of slalom game where you steer an Atari mouse down a track on a colorful...
ATCsimulator is a full simulation of air traffic control. Choose from over 48 different areas as you direct flights to...
ATCsimulator2, much like its predecessor, simulates the no-holds-barred world of air traffic control, with every realistic detail. The game pulls...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
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