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.
This addition to Firefly Studios' castle building and management sim series offers 3D graphics and many new gameplay elements. But...
Windows Mobile (2004)
Stuntcar Extreme Advanced is a graphically recreated version of the game Stuntcar Extreme. This enhanced version uses the 3D hardware...
Sub Culture is a distant relative of Elite. The player takes the role of a member of the ultra-tiny race...
This game allows the player to control a simulated United States attack submarine. The game is played in a hybrid...
In the blue depths, you use the technology similar to StarCraft, you use tactics meaner than Red Alert ones, and...
The sequel to SubTerra, this game contains yet more puzzle-based action. Levels range from easy to outrageously difficult, and require...
Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory is a real-time tactics game set during World War II and aimed at skilled...
The Sudden Strike 3 Collector Edition includes not only an elaborate packaging also two vehicle models. The game has not...
This expansion disk to Sudden Strike brings four completely new campaigns and seven new scenarios to gamers. The game adds...
Like its predecessor, Sudden Strike II is a real-time, strategic, tactical war game set during World War II.The game contains...
Sudden Strike: Resource War is the successor to Sudden Strike II with a modified game engine. All vehicles now need...
Summerbatch Volume 1 is a pack of 5 independent games, all built with the Adventure Game Studio. It was available...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
Third game in the Summon Night "Swordcraft" action-RPG spin-offs. You take the role of a young craftsknight (a combination of...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
Three years after your father was lost, you are an apprentice Craftknight. A tournament is held to find the next...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
You are a male or female apprentice Craftknight and the Edge Fencer. It is your job to protect the seal...
Earth is destroyed by the heat of the sun and radiation. The Humans are forced to live in special domes...
The unofficial add-on disc Superdead II contains 125 maps for Command & Conquer, 130 maps for Command & Conquer: Red...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 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)
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