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.
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Two years have passed since the mysterious Phantom Labyrinth emerged in the desert. One day, a young adventurer seeking for...
The sudden emergence of twisted labyrinths in the midst of the desert was called the "Phantom Phenomenon". Adventurers and researchers...
This Platinum Edition is an enhanced version of Phantom Knight: Mugen no Meikyū Trilogy DVD. It contains visual scenes that...
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The fourth in Impressions Games' city building series, Pharaoh takes place in ancient Egypt. Take on the role of a...
Riverworld is a 3D real-time strategy game based on Philip José Farmer's universe of books, where on an earthlike planet,...
In this space simulator game, the player gets to play the role of Beck a police officer, who through an...
This expansion pack contains a series of maps for Unreal Tournament III emphasizing physics-based gameplay dependent on the presence of...
Developed by the creators of Time of Defiance, Picaroon is a free-to-play multi-player strategy game (MMORTS).Battle alone, or as part...
Wii U (2013)
Pikmin 3 is the third installment in the Pikmin series. The game centers around controlling three new characters: Alph, Brittany,...
DOS (1989), Windows 3.x (1991), Game Boy (1990), SNES (1992), Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), Apple II (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Apple IIgs (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), Macintosh (1990), BBC Micro (1990), Electron (1990), PC-88 (1991), PC-98 (1991), Sharp X68000 (1992), Acorn 32-bit (1990) and SAM Coupé (1990)
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PipeFun combines the gameplay of Tetris with the concept of Pipe Dream. The basic objective is to connect pipe pieces...
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A real-time puzzle game, reminiscent of Pipe Dream's basic idea crossed with a sliding-block puzzle. The goal is to form...
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This compilation contains: Pipe Mania!! Volfied
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- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
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- 95 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 94 Populous
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
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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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- 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