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.
Apple II (1982)
This real-time 3-D flight simulator puts you at the controls of an advanced Enterprise Class Space Shuttle. Your mission is...
Command a squadron of rebel pilots to outfly and outsmart the Terran Overlord Government invasion force.
In Requital, the player can follow the story of Wolfhound, last member of the Venn clan. His family and other...
Return Fire: Maps O' Death is an add-on for the original Return Fire with over 100 new levels to choose...
Return to Chaos is a freeware remake of the engine behind the influential Dungeon Master game series, recreating the original...
This is the first game of the Super Kroz trilogy. Despite the name, it's very much more of the same...
Revery are people who know the secret way of magic. Few of those are left in the world, and unfortunately,...
Rush for the Bomb is an expansion pack to Rush for Berlin. During the war, the Fifth Column, a secret...
Riot Police is an isometric real time strategy game where you are the commander of Metro City Police Force. Throughout...
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 is a historically-based real time strategy game where the player assumes the role of...
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 includes: Rise of Nations (base game) Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (expansion) Improved graphics...
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 is the expansion pack to Rise of Nations. In this version, the game introduces...
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 is an expansion for the trade simulation Rise of Venice. Most notable is the...
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- 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 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Lemmings
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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