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.
Pokémon Mini (2002)
Pokémon Tetris is a Pokémon-themed game of Tetris. It is possible to play in multiplayer mode, and there are some...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Using the DS touch screen, players must create a "trozei"; the lining up for 4 same type Pokémon in a...
The year is 699. Young Slav prince Mirko is returning from a successful war raid only to find his home...
Nintendo DS (2004)
This is a puzzle game similar to Tetris in that blocks fall from above, and to clear the lines before...
Police Quest: SWAT 2 is a real-time tactical game in which you control the actions of a SWAT team on...
Police Simulator is a single player resource management game that aims to combine simulation and real-time strategy. The player starts...
In Political Tycoon you are the leader of a nation, be it Germany or the United States. You must enrich...
Nintendo DS (2007)
At the beginning of Pony Friends, the player has the choice to buy a pre-defined pony or create his one...
Atari ST (2005)
Pooz is a puzzle game with several playing modes. You control a small guy in the middle of the screen...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation lets the player take control and manage their own fashion boutique, letting them create their...
DOS (1989), Windows (2011), SNES (1990), Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Macintosh (1993), PC-98 (1990), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)
You play a god, gaming against other gods in a celestial game of conquest. To win, you must help your...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Populous DS is a modern portable version of the classic strategy game. Much like the other, older titles in the...
Expansion disk for Populous: The Beginning.Storyline concentrates on what happened after the shaman ascended to the heavens at the end...
Populous: World Editor is an add-on for Populous. It is a construction set which allows one to create new art...
PornPipe is a Pipe Dream variant with an adult theme.The player should construct the pipe (simulating the penis) to be...
Portal Tetris continues the line of joke "games" by web comic artist Steve Napierski. This time, two games mixed up...
The Caribbean Sea in the 17th century. England, France, Spain and the Netherlands fight for the leadership of the colonies...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 The Sims: Deluxe Edition
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
Games must have at least a Critic Score 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)
- 3.92 Battle Bugs (1997)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score 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