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.
Atari ST (1987)
Railway Motion is a sliding puzzle in high resolution for one or two player. The aim of the game is...
Rally-K! Is a single player, shareware, keyboard controlled game that is based on the game Rally-X.You control a small car...
DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Lynx (1992), Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1990)
Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style pieces, place your...
Rampcube is a single player, shareware, falling block puzzle game.The game is entirely keyboard controlled. Coloured tiles slide down a...
Ranger X was released fairly late in the lifetime of the megadrive. Coming from an unknown developer it was released...
Windows 3.x (1991)
Very much a snake game, Rattler Race adds a few twists to the long-held conventions of the genre (those being:...
A space-time portal has suddenly appeared, and two brave adventures entered it. It led to Har'Akir, a scorched desert populated...
Continuing the R.B.I. series, the 1993 entry updates the rosters, adding two new teams (Colorado and Florida), bringing the total...
The Realm is one of the first first Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Log in and create a characters'...
Based on the official Joint Chiefs of Staff training game developed for the U.S. military, Real War uses real-world scenarios,...
Real Warfare: 1242 re-tells the resistance of Alexander Newski, a Russian national hero, against the Mongol conquest of his country....
This is an expansion/sequel to Real War with new features. Rogue States picks up where Real War left off. The...
Rebel: G24 Solar System is a science-fiction real time strategy inspired by Dune II. The action takes place in the...
Rebels Prison Escape is a strategy/adventure game in which you control up to five characters in an attempt to escape...
Recycle Design is a clone of the popular puzzle game Pipe Dream. The player controls a plumber who must connect...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Red Box Reality 001: Fading Memories is a puzzle game where you use both analog sticks to control a character's...
GP2X Wiz (2010)
Redemption: Liar is a remake of Sin'geom-ui Jeonseol 2. The remake features re-mastered graphics and sound, as well as a...
After nuclear war at the turn of the century, the citizens living on Earth in a post-apocalyptic year 2066 are...
Red Mars is a combination of real-time and turn-based strategy. Your main goal is to destroy the opposition (up to...
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 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Lemmings
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)
- 3.60 Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (2010)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
- 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)
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