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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Nintendo DS (2008)
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Atari ST (1991)
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Nintendo DS (2010)
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ZX Spectrum (1982)
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- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 95 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 94 Populous
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
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- 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