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.
SEGA CD (1993)
Mega Schwarzschild is a modified port of the strategy game Super Schwarzschild. The battle system has been redesigned to play...
Mega Tower Assault is a tower defence game similar to Desktop Tower Defense or Fieldrunners. As with other games of...
Neo Geo Pocket (1998)
Melon-Chan's Growth Diary is a life simulation game (similar to small "Tamagotchi" games), the player controls the small girl Melon-chan....
Men of War is a real-time World War II strategy game and the sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War...
Men of War: Assault Squad is a real-time tactics game and primarily designed as multiplayer game. The new skirmish mode...
This special edition contains: Men of War: Assault Squad Soundtrack disc T-shirt Poster Playing cards
Men of War: Condemned Heroes is a real-time strategy game set in World War II. The player takes control over...
Men of War: Red Tide is a stand-alone expansion to Men of War and focuses on less well-known World War...
Men of War: Vietnam is a real-time tactics game set during the Vietnam War. Both war parties, Vietcong and USA,...
This special edition is an expansion (DLC) for the original Men of War: Vietnam. It is also included in Men...
20 years after the extremists have unleashed their weapon of mass destruction the life on Venus is returning to normal...
When mankind discovered faster-than-light travel in the 23rd century, an excursion into the depth of the galaxy revealed the existence...
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is the first real Metal Gear game on the PSP, unlike the two preceding Metal...
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)
Metropolismania 2 is the sequel to Metropolismania and uses the same city-building concept of the original game.The player's job is...
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- 94 Tetris
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- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
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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