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.
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It's all-out war in Scorched Earth, an artillery combat game. You and up to nine friends can duke it out...
Scourge of War: Chancellorsville is a Real-Time tactical wargame in American Civil War setting and is the sequel to Scourge...
Scourge of War: Gettysburg is a American Civil War tactical wargame with pausable real-time play, historical battlefield terrain and 3D...
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Virtual Boy (1995)
SD Gundam: Dimension War brings together Gundams from every Gundam series, from Mobile Suit Gundam to Gundam Wing, to fight...
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)
In the distant future, mankind has colonized other solar systems and is now part of an interplanetary alliance, the Galactic...
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)
This compilation includes the following games: Bloxeed Flashpoint Tetris
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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...
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