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 (1991)
Spaced Weller is a puzzle game where the player must create coloured lines on a magical grid. The grid consists...
Master Control Program: "I've got a little challenge for you, Sark - a new recruit. He's a tough case, but...
Space Rangers 2: Dominators is a blend of space exploration and trading, role-playing and real-time strategy, played from many different...
Space Rangers 2: Dominators. Reboot includes: Space Rangers Space Rangers 2: Dominators Space Rangers 2: Reboot Exclusive game developing materials....
As humanity explores space, they encounter an evil and very powerful race called the Kerak. The humans have no chance...
Space Station Sim is a simulation game set on the International Space Station. The player takes on the role of...
Space War Commander is a real time strategy game that takes place in space.In each level the player has 15...
Your command is the Endever, your mission is the total destruction of the invading Jovian fleet, and your time is...
The Pro Pack is a compilation that includes: Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo (expansion)...
ZX Spectrum (1982)
Spectres is a Pac-Man styled game in which the payer takes on the role of Eddie who's job description probably...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Junior Nanairo Interplanetary Patrol officers Rallen and Jeena are on a routine mission when they hear a strange distress call....
Nintendo DS (2008)
Rallen and Jeena may have managed to stop the Krawl invasion of the Nanairo Star System and forced them to...
Atari ST (1988)
Speculator is a trading simulator. Try to make as much money as possible on the commodity market. Watch the market...
Blaze through scenic destinations by matching shapes with numbers in this game. Clear the level before the timer expires and...
Robert is just an ordinary guy - or so he thought before he received that fateful letter from a relative...
The magic portals, which allow the people of Eo to travel between the shattered islands, are about to fail. As...
Faith in Destiny is the successor to SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars. The campaign takes place four years after the sinking...
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars is the sequel to SpellForce: The Order of Dawn. In Order of the Dawn, the player...
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