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.
PlayStation 3 (2007)
Skyscraper is a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3. It can be downloaded as separate game or as part of...
Not just a BBS door with a handsome terminal program, Slot-Tris answers the eternal question: what do you get when...
Small Soldiers: Squad Commander is a single player Real Time Tactics game based on the movie Small Soldiers and targeted...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Smart Splitter is a puzzle game that, at first glance, looks much like a Breakout clone. However, while the goal...
SMITE is a free-to-play MOBA with gameplay very similar to games like Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends and Dota...
Windows 3.x (1993)
The game represents a shooting gallery with six scenes, each with a different guns and targets: a total of 36...
Snarf is a maze-like game. The objective is to finish all levels. A level contains points, keys, doors, teleporters, enemies,...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Snood for the Game Boy Advance is the first commercial edition of the popular shareware computer game. It retains most...
Solar Flare is a fast-paced real-time strategy title with different planets battling each other while orbiting a destabilizing sun. The...
Fight as British, Americans, Russians or Germans through more than 30 challenging missions across Europe in this tactical 3D isometric...
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II - Gold Edition contains - additional to the normal version of Soldiers: Heroes of...
Civilization as we know has been wiped out by a incurable genetically engineered virus. Political chaos and public panic forces...
Solidarność is a political simulation of the Polish underground freedom movement that culminated in the Solidarity trade union in 1980....
Solitile is a single player, shareware, implementation of the Chinese tile matching game. This game is played with the mouse...
This is a board/puzzle game, which also has a background story. You are a money collector whose task is to...
Sombras de Guerra: La Guerra Civil Española is a real-time strategy game based in the military conflict of the past...
Objetivo España is an auto-executable expansion of the real time strategy game Sombras de Guerra: La Guerra Civil Española.This follow-up...
Sonic Eraser is a puzzle game very similar to Columns that features Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. Pieces in different...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Soul Bubbles is very similar to Bubble Ghost and requires the player to save lost Spirits by transporting them in...
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