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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It is the 32nd century and there is a war going on about a planet near the Earth colony Adonia...
Windows 3.x (1996)
Metal Marines Master Edition contains almost the same gameplay as the original Metal Marines. However gone is the storyline, as...
Metaplace was a massively multi-player online project assembled around one central tool: a quite complex virtual world builder written in...
The player, flying a scout ship in space, is asked to rescue survivors from a space station caught in a...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Someone's messed up all of the Disney stories in the vaults! Help Jiminy Cricket and Tinkerbell right the stories and...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
Metropolismania is a city building game with a Japanese anime style. The goal is to grow a town to a...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
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Micro Commandos is a real time strategy game where you control tiny aliens from another planet look for a so...
Commodore 64 (1988)
If you've wanted to play the multi user game MUD but didn't have a modem then here is your chance....
Flight Simulator 2000 is the civilian flight simulator for the new millennium. Built on a foundation of realism that spans...
Midas is a puzzle platformer. In each of the game's 15 levels the goal is to help King Midas reunite...
The world of Axeoth seems to be in grave peril. The region of Chedian is threatened by an invasion of...
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...
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 MobyRank 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 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