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.
Tetris 2 + BomBliss is one of the many versions of the famous soviet puzzle game. There are, naturally, two...
Tetris 4D is a fairly standard Tetris game that was released in Japan shortly after the Dreamcast launched.The game features...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
This addition to the Tetris series features over 20 game modes.Alongside the classic Marathon mode, the featured modes include Fever,...
Based on Nippur72's Tetris for the VIC-20, the Deluxe version introduces a lot of new features:The brick wall is off...
Two of the most popular puzzle games return, but now together in an exclusive compilation for SNES. The games have...
Nintendo DS (2006)
At its base, Tetris DS is the same Tetris gameplay that's been around for years: rotate and arrange Tetriminos to...
Xbox 360 (2007)
Tetris Evolution is one of the many officially-licensed Tetris games. The game features seven game modes, several of which return...
Tetris Friends is a Facebook collection of five Tetris variants. The game modes are Block Star: the original Tetris Ultra:...
Tetriz is, as the name implies, a typical Tetris clone, written in AMOS Professional. It is level based, and every...
Tetriz is a Tetris clone, written in Oberon language with the aims of being small (6 kB) and running in...
Tetriz (not to be confused with the other games by the same name) is a Tetris clone running either in...
After the defeat of the Golraths, the Alliance of Averes have collapsed and the allies have turned enemies. But in...
Theatre of War is similar to the classic game of chess, but in real time with projectiles. There are 3...
Theatre of War is a real-time strategy game that allows the player to experience the major conflicts of WWII. There...
Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 is a real-time strategy game set during the World War II, more precisely during...
This add-on for Theatre of War adds 10 new Russian campaign missions and a full map editor.
Theatre of War Collection is a compilation containing all games previously released in the Theatre of War series: Theatre of...
This add-on adds two new full campaigns with more than a dozen brand new maps, including a number of new...
The Swapper is a puzzle-platform game with a side-scrolling perspective. In the game the player has control over "The Swapper",...
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- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 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)
- 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)
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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