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Real-Time

Description

Real-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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Aveyond 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A young elf is missing and nobody remembers her existence, except for her best friend, Ean. He decides to solve...

A World of Keflings Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and Windows Apps (2013)

In A World of Keflings you find yourself, or more importantly your Xbox Live avatar, within a kingdom torn in...

Windows (2004)

aXiebal 2004 is a remake of Idee Software's first game (Aktie-Bal, 1994) to celebrate Idee Software's 10th anniversary. The "hero"...

Axis & Allies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

A real-time strategy game based on the Axis & Allies board game. Play as the United States, Great Britain, Russia,...

Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

The player must reach and explore an Aztec temple while avoiding a variety of dangerous obstacles. Each level is like...

Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

Although not authorized or supported by Blizzard, this add-on features 25 campaigns and thousands of levels for one to eight...

Aztec Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Aztec Wars is a budget RTS game that takes place in an alternate history 17th century Europe where the “Russes”...

ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

In this sequel to popular Skool Daze you once again you must try and save your own neck!Having managed to...

Bakery Story iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Bakery Story is a simulation game very similar to Restaurant Story. The player manages a bakery (which also acts like...

Baldies PlayStation Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996), PlayStation (1998), Jaguar (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

The premise of Baldies is similar to many real-time strategy games. You start with a limited number of Baldies with...

Baldurian's Bibliothek Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Baldurian's Bibliothek is an unofficial Add-On for Baldur's Gate.This expansion adds new secret artifacts and new characters with individual combat...

Baldur's Gate Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (2000)

Candlekeep is an ancient fortress situated on the rural Sword Coast. Recently, inexplicable events have been plaguing this quiet place,...

Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II is exactly that - the first two chapters of the full game. It's more...

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Windows Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2012)

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a remastered version of the original Baldur's Gate combined with its expansion Baldur's Gate: Tales...

Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Baldur's Gate Gold is a special edition of the original game of the same name.Essentially, it is a collector's edition....

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

Some time after the events described in Baldur's Gate, the protagonist and his friends Imoen, Minsc and Jaheira have been...

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This collector's edition of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn includes a pack of trading cards with characters from the...

Baldur's Gate II: The Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The full versions of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal and a bonus CD...

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2003)

It has been a long journey. From the humble beginnings as a youth in the security of Candlekeep, traveling to...

Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2001)

This add-on to Baldur's Gate contains new items, voices, abilities, and quests. This does not offer an extension to the...

Ballance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Bringing Marble Madness to a whole new level, Ballance increases gameplay with many new items not seen in that earlier...

Ballerburg: Castle Siege Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2003)

Ballerburg: Castle Siege is a real-time artillery strategy game influenced by an earlier game with the same name. The goal...

DOS (1992)

These are the voyages of the purple ball. Its ongoing mission, to explore the galaxies, and to collect as many...

Ballistic PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation (1999), Game Boy Color (1999), iPhone (2008), Nuon (2000) and Arcade (1998)

Ballistic is a puzzle game in which the player must place 3 patterned balls next to each other in order...

Amiga (1993)

Ballistic Diplomacy lives up to its name: the player participates in diplomatic action with other castle lords which is performed...

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