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.
Apprentice magician Kari loves takoyaki. Looking for a snack, she attempts to summon some, but the spell goes wrong and...
Odd Box is a 3D puzzle game where the main objective is to move cubes marked with various patterns on...
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Officers is a real-time strategy game in which the player fights across Western Europe as an allied commander, from the...
Based on the TV show of the same name, The Office puts you into a competition against your rivals for...
This is an adventure game about the end of the millennium and the fate of the human race.The object of...
Ogs is a two-player single-screen multiplayer game. Both players can drop creatures called Ogs on their side of the board,...
Atari ST (1993)
Oh No! Not More Radioactive Mineshafts! is a collect'em-up game for one player. You have been dumped at the bottom...
Oil Tycoon puts you in charge of a large oil company. You are tasked with building various structures in various...
Once Twice Thrice is a top-down realtime puzzle game in which the player controls three wizards, each with a unique...
Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates were once again engaged in a battle with another group of pirates....
The top-down view game O-Pong plays exactly like an air hockey game. You control a paddle which you use to...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Opposites is a Tetris-style competitive puzzle game. Two players play simultaneously on the same field; one player adds white pieces...
Orbital Decay is a combination of side-scrolling space shooter and defensive strategy. The story tells of a future empire of...
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Orda: Severnyi Veter, also known as Horde: The Northern Wind, is a real-time strategy game that is very similar to...
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- 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)
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- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
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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