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 (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...
After the young war mage has killed thousands of Orcs in Orcs Must Die! the invasion faded and he is...
Order of War is a real-time strategy game set in World War II, more precisely the last phase in 1944....
In the game you have to exit the maze filled with mythological characters of 5 different philosophies (Japanese/Chinese, Tribal, Egyptian,...
Atari ST (1993)
The Original is a Boulder Dash clone for 1-4 players. The game comes with 90 levels and in each of...
Original War looks like your standard RTS until you sit down and play it. It is similar to Myth, in...
The game takes place in a far future, the 25th century to be exact, where mankind is fighting for survival...
Outlaw Racer is a racing game that features three novel features: a randomly generated city each time you race, law...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore 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