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.
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Nintendogs + Cats is a real-time pet simulator featuring several popular breeds of puppies and kittens. The game allows the...
Node Jumper is a single-player puzzle game. In this game the player has to race around a grid-like structure in...
A real-time-strategy set in the period of early America. Experience the fascinating story of the settlement of the New World....
The 3rd and final follow up to Digital Reality's World War 2 RTS collection. It kicks off with the appearance...
Crash-landed on the planet Notrium. Low on food, supplies, ammo; the natives are restless, the predatory aliens are hostile, and...
The goal of this another Tetris-clone is to clear as many lines as possible, and do not allow blocks stack...
A nice shareware tetris clone featuring reflections at the bottom of the rectangular playground for every falling block.
In this simulation of the famous TV game show, the questions are asked, and players must find the answers, which...
In this game, you meet a robotic girl, named P.A.S.S, and you must teach her how to speak, name things,...
Numen: Contest of Heroes is an action RPG set in mythical Greece. The hero of the game starts out as...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Nyan-Tech is a retro-style platform game where the goal is simply to guide a small cat-girl to collect a key...
Nyet is a freeware Tetris clone using ANSI graphics. The following was taken from the game's readme file:Although I did...
At it's heart, Nyet 3 is a Tetris clone. It does however add a whole lot of variation to that...
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...
Offensive is an RTS/Wargame, that put you at the battlefields of World War 2. As an axis or allies commander,...
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,...
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- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
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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