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.
Atari ST (1991)
Match It is a tile matching game written in 68000 assembler. Match all the tiles in the level to move...
Originally launched in 1996 and still being actively maintained and updated, Materia Magica is a complex fantasy MUD set on...
In the sequel your brain is wired directly to sophisticated command and control center, so you have to colonize and...
In the year 2051, humans have depleted the environmental resources of the Earth. Ensuing natural disasters eventually led to a...
The goal of Maze is very simple. You are in control of your player at the bottom of the playfield,...
Maze Adventures is a collection of four maze games: Diamond Digger Block Five Rogue Runner Maze Machine
This game is a close relative of the better-known Kroz series. Searching for the Heart of Courage in the Ezam...
MBA Capitalism is a special version of "Capitalism", designed for colleges and business schools as an educational tool. Special features...
Atari ST (1994)
Mc Coy is a variant of Dr. Mario, without Mario and running in a GEM window. The objective is the...
This free, unlicensed game is a parody of McDonald's (a US fast food restaurant chain) and a jab at its...
It's time to drive the hated Smoke Jaguar Clan from Port Arthur once and for all! You take on the...
In a region of space known as the Chaos March, three factions of warriors battle out in Mechs of immense...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
A real-time strategy (RTS) game for the GBA. Players build an army of robot mechs to capture 5 planets in...
This limited edition includes: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy NetMech demoIt is almost identical to...
You are Eric McClair, dishonorably discharged from FedSun military when you went off to rescue a fallen comrade, thus disobeyed...
The MechWarrior 4 Compilation pack includes the original MechWarrior 4: Vengeance along with the add-ons MechWarrior 4: Black Knight and...
As heir to House Dresari in the Federation Commonwealth, you will inherit your home world of Kentares IV, part of...
Medieval Conquest is a real-time strategy game where you are trying to rid a kingdom of hordes of monsters. To...
This game takes place during the Middle Ages starting in the year 1080. There are 17 different cultures in the...
This collector's edition includes:Medieval II: Total War Exclusive packaging (huge cuboid slipbox) Black & white paper map of the whole...
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- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
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- 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 Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
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- 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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