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.
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...
Take on the life of a buccaneer in the golden age of Caribbean Piracy! This game lets you choose from...
The Limited Edition of Pirates came out in a bigger carton box which contains the game on 2 CDs, a...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Sigma is the teenage son of the wealthy Kurogami family. Though they are known to the public merely as the...
Silencer is an easy to learn action/strategy multiplayer side-scrolling platform game that emphasizes team play. Players control hackers on Mars...
Silent Heroes: Elite Troops of WWII is a stand-alone game based on Soldiers: Heroes of World War II engine and...
This Collector's edition includes: Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific Special packaging Original game soundtrack by Rod Abernethy and...
The Deluxe Edition of Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific is limited to 3,000 units worldwide and contains: Silent...
U-Boat Missions is the first official add-on for Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific.In 1943 the Japanese High Command...
In the fifth installment of the Silent Hunter series, the game returns to the Atlantic-setting and puts the player back...
The Collector's Edition includes: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic The official guide which contains all the relevant information...
In Silent Hunter III players take command of a German U-Boat (submarine), operating in the Atlantic Ocean during World War...
The fourth installment of the Silent Hunter series takes the player back to were it all began in 1996 with...
DOS (1985), PC Booter (1985), Amiga (1986), NES (1989), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986), Apple IIgs (1987), Amstrad CPC (1986), PC-98 (1989), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)
You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl...
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