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.
The luxury zeppelin IFS Zephyr begins her maiden voyage from Caladon in the Kingdom of Arland to Tarant, one of...
Something is rotten in the quiet medieval town of Senora. A mysterious Dark Brotherhood seems to have taken control over...
Archipelagos 2000 is a remake of the 1989 original. The official storyline is identical to the European story of the...
Archon Classic is a remake of the original Archon game from 1983. The game concept is still the same. On...
PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1985), NES (1989), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Palm OS (2000), Macintosh (1986), iPhone (2012), PC-88 (1986), iPad (2012), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1988)
Archon: The Light and the Dark is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light...
Arena Wars offers an unconventional mixture of RTS with FPS gameplay. Although something similar has been attempted with Savage, this...
Arena Wars Reloaded, as the name suggests, is more of a remake than a real successor to Arena Wars.Like in...
A Ressha de Ikou MD is a real-time railroad simulation game, and part of the A-Train series from Artdink. Based...
This is an add-on disc with over 1,000 unofficial extra levels, editors and other utilities for Command & Conquer: Red...
Commodore 64 (1990)
It is the year 2152 and you are Captain Cord, Commander of the Space Fleet, and you have been searching...
Armies of Exigo is another RPS (RTS-RPG hybrid) in the tradition of Warcraft III. The land of Men is threatened...
One of the first true 3D real time strategy games. The player commands an army of tanks and planes fighting...
Armored Moon is a real-time strategy game. The story revolves around the year 2040, when Earth has ran out of...
PS Vita (2011)
In this game, the player takes on the role of a fallen Demon Lord who must reclaim his throne. With...
It's war! Watch your plastic, green and tan toy-soldier figurines come to life and vie for supremacy in this squad-level...
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...
The sequel to Army Men sees Sarge lead his troops back into battle, with more weapons and plenty of plastic...
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- 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 The Sims: Deluxe Edition
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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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)
- 3.92 Battle Bugs (1997)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
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