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.
PlayStation 2 (2002)
Shanghai: Sangoku Haitōgi is a version of the popular tile-matching game Shanghai featuring a Chinese "Three Kingdoms" setting. As always,...
Shattered Galaxy is a massive-multiplayer game that mixes several genres, including role-playing, turn-based strategy, real-time strategy, and tactical combat, in...
When the Qalani and Trexites empires combine forces, Captain Max of the Statian fleet is the only one who can...
The main objective in Sheep's Quest is to direct a flock of sheep to an exit avoiding hazards along the...
Heroine Anthem XP is a puzzle game set in the universe of Heroine Anthem Chinese role-playing games. They tell the...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
A puzzle game spin-off of the Devil Children series. Devil children Rand and Gale (half-human, half-demon creatures able to switch...
This edition of Dynasty Warriors includes the following: Dynasty Warriors PSP Game a Koei PSP protective case a mini guide...
Shogun: Total War is a real-time strategy game in which you play as a Daimyo, one of the warlords battling...
This release includes the original Shogun: Total War and the expansion Shogun: Total War: The Mongol Invasion in a single...
This is a compilation of first two Total War games with add-ons: Shogun: Total War Shogun: Total War - The...
In this expansion for Shogun: Total War, incorporating the 1.12 patch, you get the chance to wage war based on...
This pack includes the original Shogun: Total War and the Mongol Invasion expansion pack. Additionally there are new features:10 new...
Xbox 360 (2009)
The Smith family just wanted a fun day out shopping... and look what happened! Each of the family members got...
Pretty Japanese girls are trying to flee from the land of the Tentacled Monsters (wouldn't you?) and are relying on...
It's the year 2097 and after a long civil war California finally got its will and split with the USA....
Xbox 360 (2007)
Shrek-N-Roll is a small game based off the characters of the animated Shrek films, with Shrek as the giant green...
In Shriek of the Living Dead the player has to use the helpful ogre Shriek to kill zombies. The Easter...
Shrine: Circus Tycoon is a economical simulation where the player manages a circus. As usual the player has a building...
Antietam! is the sequel to Gettysburg!, the first real-time Civil War wargame. Command either the Union or the Confederate side,...
A bundle containing Sid Meier's Gettysburg! and Antietam! in a single value package.
Sid Meier's Gettysburg recreates the key battle of the American Civil War in real-time, over the exact terrain the soldiers...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 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)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
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