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.
First Mission CD to Blue Byte´s "The Settlers III" (The Settlers III). The Mission CD includes 10 new single player...
Quest of the Amazons adds the Amazons to the existing races of Romans, Chinese, and Egyptians. It also includes two...
Part three of The Settlers series continues with the real-time strategy game concepts of the series. In order to conquer...
This compilation includes: The Settlers III The Settlers III Mission CD The Settlers III: Quest of the Amazons a CD...
This is the official add-on for The Settlers II. In the new campaign you play as the great-grandchild of Octavius...
The demo version of The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici features a unique bonus scenario which is not found in...
This is a German compilation and it includes: Die Siedler IV (a.k.a. The Settlers: Fourth Edition) Die Siedler IV Mission...
The Settlers IV Mission CD is the first add-on for The Settlers: Fourth Edition and features five new campaigns in...
The Settlers IV: The Trojans and the Elixir of Power is the second add-on for The Settlers: Fourth Edition and...
Compilation, which includes both The Settlers: Rise of an Empire and The Eastern Realm add-on.
The Limited Edition includes: The Settlers: Rise of an Empire Decorative in-game content including statues and a pavilion. Art book...
While its predecessor Heritage of Kings: The Settlers turned the series into a RTS, The Settlers: Rise of an Empire...
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire – The Eastern Realm is the first add-on to The Settlers: Rise of an...
Nintendo DS (2007)
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Seven Kingdoms is a 2D strategy game designed by Trevor Chan, the author of Capitalism. Players choose to play as...
Trevor Chan's empire building real-time strategy game Seven Kingdoms is updated and re-released as a stand alone product. Once again...
The demo version of Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries contains two unique single-player scenarios that are not included in the full...
Seven Kingdoms: Conquest is the latest chapter in the Seven Kingdoms Real Time Strategy series. The campaign is based on...
Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars is a real-time strategy game featuring empire-building and diplomatic intrigue. The player gets to...
A life simulation which shows how organisms evolve. Take control of one of life's earliest lifeforms and, depending on what...
Seven Years War is based on the historical conflict between Korea and Japan in the late 16th century. There are...
Fire OS (2014)
Sev Zero combines tower defense-style strategic base building with fast-action shooting mayhem. The player needs to defend the planet by...
This is a Qix variant. The player needs to uncover a girl's picture by cutting portions of it, but there...
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