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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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Rush for Berlin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The year is 1944 and the Western Allied and Soviet Red Army forces begin their march towards Berlin. In the...

Rush for Berlin (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Collector's Edition includes: Rush for Berlin Metal-Eagle statue Soundtrack CD Art book Rush for Berlin card game Sticker set...

Rush for Berlin Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Rush for Berlin Gold is a compilation including: Rush for Berlin RftB: Rush for the Bomb

DOS (1987)

A traffic control simulation in which the player must manage the flow of vehicles throughout a busy city block, during...

rymdkapsel Linux Front Cover

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

rymdkapsel is an abstract real-time strategy game about construction and resource management. Set in space, the main goals are to...

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Android (2014)

This Monolith Edition contains: rymdkapsel (Android / Linux / Macintosh / Windows - DRM-free) TENNNES (Bonus Windows game by Jan-Willem...

Sacred 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

The first game in the main series not developed by Ascaron. Sacred 3 departed from the original open-world gameplay and...

Sacrifice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

In this Real Time Strategy game, the player plays a wizard who escaped his own ruined world, only to arrive...

Sacrifice (Blood Pack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This Blood Pack edition of Shiny's Sacrifice comes in a big box and offers additionally to the included main game...

Browser (2011)

This game takes its cue from the card of safety instructions found in the seatback pouch on board commercial airplanes....

SAGA Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

SAGA is a persistent online real-time strategy game, where the player builds an army and nation to compete with online...

Saga: Rage of the Vikings Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Saga: Rage of the Vikings is a fantasy Real Time Strategy game. The game lets you play six different races:...

Sandstorm DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This game, set during the Gulf War, features a series of twenty missions in various Middle East locations. There are...

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The story takes place during the month of December in 1858 in 19th century Canada. Two feuding brothers must come...

Sango 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Sango 2 is a historical wargame taking place in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms settings. Sango 2 is best...

Windows (2008)

After Boar and his friends completed their mission, locating and stopping the prisoners who were trying to escape from Planet...

Sapiens Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1987), Windows (1996), Atari ST (1987), Amstrad CPC (1986), Thomson TO (1986) and Thomson MO (1986)

Sapiens is an adventure/arcade game that brings you back 100,000 years ago for discovering the everyday life of the Homo...

Symbian (2005)

The Dwarf Aybund has discovered a way to make incorrectly mined gems valuable - now it's up to the player...

Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshitachi PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Ai no Senshitachi is a game based on the Japanese anime series Uchū Senkan Yamato (known as "Star Blazers" in...

Sarakon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

A simple variation of the classic game of Mahjongg (also known as Shanghai). Each of the 40 levels consist of...

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to 2003's Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a game which mixes real...

Savage Skies PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Savage Skies is an aerial dragon combat game for the PlayStation 2. This fantasy themed game has wide range of...

Savage: The Battle for Newerth Linux Front Cover Legion of Man side

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

As the name implies, 'Newerth' is the New Earth some long time in the future after man has managed to...

DOS (1998)

Larisa Oleynik (teen actress from The Secret World of Alex Mack) has gotten herself trapped in a hellish ASCII chemical...

Scarlet Blade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Scarlet Blade is a MMORPG set in a post-apocalyptic world where Arkana, adaptative semi-nude female warriors created by "Mother", fight...

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