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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Project Aftermath is a RTS game in a futuristic setting. The player controls four heroes who take on the nefarious...
Years from now the people of Earth colonize another planet called Cognita, found near Rigel Kentaurius (Alpha Centauri A). It...
Project Entropia is a "semi-free" Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), set in the far future on the distant...
A long foretold prophecy is about to be fulfilled. The Shadow Lords are on the verge of entering our world....
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The princess is in danger! What's a knight to do? Why, protect her, of course! Protect Me Knight is a...
Protivostoyanie: Opaleonniy sneg is an add-on for the real-time strategy game Counter Action, devoted to the winter period of World...
This compilation consists of the original Counter Action and its add-on. The game includes two campaigns for Russian and German...
This touch-typing tutorial includes a few games to help players practice when they're not taking lessons. The first, "Touch Typing...
In this naval simulation the player can take command of Russian, German or Allied fleets and the crews in WWII....
The South Gambit is a stand alone add-on of PT Boats. It features two new scenarios of the naval action...
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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