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.
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...
Rising Eagle is a multiplayer tactical shooter which takes place in the year 2040's conflicts around the world, with the...
Something is amiss in the land of Equiada. The Shimmering Order is on the rise again, plotting to overthrow the...
Rising Lands takes place in a not too distant future, where earth has been devastated by a comet. The survivors...
Enter a world where RTS requires thinking about strategies. The game takes RTS games to a new level by adding...
Everybody has remembered waking up early on the weekend to watch Saturday morning cartoons. But would would happen if the...
The Road to Baghdad is based on Close Combat Marines, which is used as a USMC training simulation. The Road...
This adventure games takes place in India. You are an American student named Fred Reynolds. You have only three days...
One of the first 3D real time strategy games, offering a quite new concept. Instead of gaining resources and building...
Robot Commander is a real-time strategy game without a background scenario which goes beyond "science-fiction with robots". It is designed...
robotfindskitten3d is a 3D OpenGL variation of robotfindskitten.As in the original, you, robot, have to find kitten. This mission is...
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...
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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- 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
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
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- 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)
- 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 MobyScore 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