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.
The South Gambit is a stand alone add-on of PT Boats. It features two new scenarios of the naval action...
One day in the peaceful village of Puru in the world of Fillip Side, Mui and Popuri were playing in...
PuRuRun is a puzzle game where the goal is to put four or more blobs of the same color next...
In Pusher the player builds formations containing at least three balls of equal color aligned in a straight line. The...
Colored Puyos drop from the top to the bottom of a well and the player must combine four or more...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Sega's first excursion into the Puyo Puyo series since the bankruptcy of the series's original developer Compile finds Satan (once...
Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004), Dreamcast (2004), Game Boy Advance (2004), Xbox (2004), GameCube (2004), Nintendo DS (2004), PSP (2004), Palm OS (2004), Xbox 360 (2007), Macintosh (2004) and Arcade (2003)
Accord, teacher of the local magic school, has lost her magic flying cane. There is word of an award so...
Game Boy (1994), SNES (1993), Genesis (1992), Game Gear (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1994), Macintosh (1996), Wii (2006), PC-98 (1993), Nintendo 3DS (2013), FM Towns (1994), Sharp X68000 (1994) and Arcade (1992)
A year after the release of the falling block puzzle game Puyo Puyo for MSX and Famicom, an arcade version...
DOS (1995), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1996), SNES (1995), Genesis (1994), SEGA Saturn (1995), Game Gear (1994), TurboGrafx CD (1996), WonderSwan (1999), Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999), Wii (2008), PC-98 (1995), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1994)
The follow-up to Puyo Puyo is, like its predecessor, a falling block game in which the goal is to combine...
A compilation package featuring the classic arcade puzzle games Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo 2 for the Playstation.Gameplay involves stacking...
In puzzelate the player has to solve a jigsaw puzzle of their favorite (or one of many supplied) images against...
Puzzle Arena Toshinden takes the furious fighters right out of the ring and into the world of puzzle games! The...
PuzzleBOBS is a Puzzle Bobble variant for one or two players. As in the original arcade game, the player controls...
Puzzle De Bowling is a puzzle game similar to Puzzle Bobble, but with a bowling theme. The object is to...
This is the true story of a lowly neophyte who dreamed of becoming somebody someday. Every night would see him...
Nintendo DSi (2009)
Puzzle League Express is a puzzle game in the vein of Tetris Attack. In the game colored blocks rise up...
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 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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