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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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Ripper! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Text Adventure that has eerie music playing the whole time. At the time if you played it with the lights...

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a historically-based real time strategy game where the player assumes the role of...

Rise of Lost Empires J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007) and iPhone (2009)

Rise of Lost Empires is a real-time strategy game in a classic fantasy setting, with controls adapted to mobile ergonomic...

Rise of Nations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game which covers a long period of time, from the early stone age...

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition includes: Rise of Nations (base game) Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (expansion) Improved graphics...

Rise of Nations: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

This gold edition includes: Rise of Nations (base game) Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (expansion)For the Macintosh platform this...

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends maintains the hallmarks of the first RTS in the franchise (attrition, non-depletable resources, national...

Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots is the expansion pack to Rise of Nations. In this version, the game introduces...

Rise of Venice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Rise of Venice is the spiritual successor to the Patrician and Port Royale series. Like those, it focuses on trading...

Rise of Venice: Beyond the Sea Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Rise of Venice: Beyond the Sea is an expansion for the trade simulation Rise of Venice. Most notable is the...

Rising Eagle: Futuristic Infantry Warfare Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Rising Eagle is a multiplayer tactical shooter which takes place in the year 2040's conflicts around the world, with the...

Rising Kingdoms Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Something is amiss in the land of Equiada. The Shimmering Order is on the rise again, plotting to overthrow the...

Rising Lands Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Rising Lands takes place in a not too distant future, where earth has been devastated by a comet. The survivors...

Rival Realms Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Enter a world where RTS requires thinking about strategies. The game takes RTS games to a new level by adding...

Road Runner's Death Valley Rally SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Everybody has remembered waking up early on the weekend to watch Saturday morning cartoons. But would would happen if the...

The Road to Baghdad Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The Road to Baghdad is based on Close Combat Marines, which is used as a USMC training simulation. The Road...

Road to India: Between Hell and Nirvana Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This adventure games takes place in India. You are an American student named Fred Reynolds. You have only three days...

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2002), Amiga (2006) and Macintosh (2004)

Lead the men in green pants through the Sherwood Forrest and fight the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood is...

Robo Rumble Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

One of the first 3D real time strategy games, offering a quite new concept. Instead of gaining resources and building...

Amiga (1990)

Robot Commander is a real-time strategy game without a background scenario which goes beyond "science-fiction with robots". It is designed...

Windows (2003)

robotfindskitten3d is a 3D OpenGL variation of robotfindskitten.As in the original, you, robot, have to find kitten. This mission is...

Robots Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

Based on the Blue Sky film (distributed by Fox) of the same name, Robots takes players on an adventure to...

Rocket: Robot on Wheels Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Whoopy World was finished. The high-tech theme-park would be opening tomorrow. How much Rocket, the maintenance robot, wanted to go...

Linux (1998), DOS (1998), Windows (1998), Amiga (2005) and Macintosh (2002)

Rocks 'n' Diamonds is a puzzle game, based on the concept of Boulder Dash. The player's goal on each level...

Amiga (1989)

Rocky (or RockyClone) is a multitasking-friendly clone of Boulder Dash for the Amiga. The graphics are colourful (at least given...

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