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.
Virtual Boy (1995)
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Sea Legends is pirate simulation game similar to Sid Meier's Pirates!. As Richard Gray, a young captain, the player has...
Seal of the Pharaoh is a light RPG with simple real-time combat and some puzzle-solving. The player takes control of...
In a dystopian world, the repressive Neo Bungeling Empire have ultimate control, and have stolen the treasures of their people...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
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PlayStation 2 (2004)
Re-release of Compile's Puyo Puyo 2, a competitive puzzle game which pits two players in a versus mode, in which...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
A remake of the Saturn RPG-Strategy hybrid Dragon Force, in which you get to select 6 of the generals that...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
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September 12th is a serious game with a political statement about the USA's War on Terror which started after September...
The second down loadable content for The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom contains three new multiplayer maps, all with...
The third DLC for the game The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom contains a new campaign with 5 missions....
The fourth DLC for the game The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is a multiplayer expansion. It includes: 2...
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- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
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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