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.
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...
Redmoon is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game set in an anime-style Science-Fantasy world. Based on an 18 volume comic book...
Official Mission Pack for Activision's BattleZone. It is a Battlezone add-on from Team Evolve (the folks behind the respectable Zaero...
Red Orchestra is a WWII-themed first person shooter game which won the prestigious "Make Something Unreal " contest and was...
Red Zone is a helicopter action shooter in which you pilot an AH-64B Apache into the heart of enemy territory...
Reign: Conflict of Nations is a large-scale historical strategy game set largely in Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages (1350-1650)....
Relic Super Pack is a Steam compilation of these games: Company of Heroes Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Warhammer 40,000:...
Remote Assault is a "realistic" real-time strategy game in a true 3D environment using present-day ground combat equipment. Give orders...
Apple II (1982)
This real-time 3-D flight simulator puts you at the controls of an advanced Enterprise Class Space Shuttle. Your mission is...
Command a squadron of rebel pilots to outfly and outsmart the Terran Overlord Government invasion force.
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Return Fire: Maps O' Death is an add-on for the original Return Fire with over 100 new levels to choose...
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