Real-Time

Description

Real-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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Metaplace Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Metaplace was a massively multi-player online project assembled around one central tool: a quite complex virtual world builder written in...

DOS

Meteor Rescue is a single player, keyboard controlled game that is very similar to Meteor Mission and may well be...

DOS (1989)

The player, flying a scout ship in space, is asked to rescue survivors from a space station caught in a...

Meteos: Disney Magic Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Someone's messed up all of the Disney stories in the vaults! Help Jiminy Cricket and Tinkerbell right the stories and...

Metropolismania PlayStation 2 Front Cover

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...

Micro Commandos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

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....

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Flight Simulator 2000 is the civilian flight simulator for the new millennium. Built on a foundation of realism that spans...

Midas Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Midas is a puzzle platformer. In each of the game's 15 levels the goal is to help King Midas reunite...

Midwinter DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1989)

Midwinter is set in a post-apocalyptic world, as the Earth entered a nuclear winter caused by the fall of a...

Might and Magic IX Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The world of Axeoth seems to be in grave peril. The region of Chedian is threatened by an invasion of...

Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Eight adventurers were traveling in a spaceship, pursuing the Guardians Corak and Sheltem. The Guardians went to the world of...

Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

For over a thousand years, the races of the Ancients and the Kreegans were waging an interstellar war. Eventually, the...

Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

After the corrupt Guardian Sheltem was defeated, the seemingly never-ending war between the Ancients and the alien Kreegans entered a...

Might & Magic: Heroes Kingdoms Asia Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Might & Magic: Heroes Kingdoms Asia is a free to play web based massive multiplayer online real-time strategy game placed...

Mikado Defenders iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Mikado Defenders is a tower defence game based in feudal Japan. The object of the game is to defend the...

PlayStation (1999)

Milano is a girl who's just moved away from home. With a new home and no money or furniture she...

Mindwheel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

This real time all-text game puts you in the role of a Mind Adventurer, asked to journey back through the...

DOS (1996)

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 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Mission Barbarossa is an add-on for the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. It offers a new campaign with nine missions...

Mission Critical DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Mission Critical is a first-person graphic adventure. It is 2134, and the human race has been at war for 50...

Mission: Humanity Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Mission: Humanity is a real-time strategy game similar in play to Command & Conquer. The plot involves the aftermath of...

Mission: Impossible DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Mission: Impossible is an adventure game that puts you in command of a 4-man spy team. You can control separate...

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