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.
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
In Toker the player must smoke virtual cannabis from a bong. The player can move a match along the weed...
A budget priced RTS set in the wild west. Players choose a side in the famous Earp/Clanton feud and set...
The Deluxe Edition includes: Tom Clancy's EndWar US Joint Strike Force rifleman high quality resin bust
PlayStation 3 (2008)
The Limited Edition includes: Tom Clancy's EndWar PlayStation 3 Bluetooth Headset
In this Flash/Actionscript3-based game, you lead an elite squad in a fast-paced strategic combat experience. You start the game in...
Tom Clancy's SSN is a simulation of the 688i (i.e. Los Angeles-class) nuclear hunter/killer submarine. The player commands the USS...
Tommy's Arcade is a compilation of fifteen games from Tommy's Toys.The games included in this compilation are Tommy's Palace Tommy's...
Tommy's Egg is a single player game in which the player takes the roll of a falling egg.The story behind...
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gauntlet is a single player DOS game.In this game the player controls a gun that traverses left...
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha is a single player DOS game.The player takes on the role of a gorilla ball wallflower...
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Pak is a shareware compilation featuring ten DOS games. The games included in this compilation are: Tommy's...
Watch out for those balls as they come flying at you in Tommy's Gorilla Balls. This simple arcade game's objective...
Tommy's Nyet is a DOS Tetris clone for one to six players. The player uses the numeric keypad to position...
The Tomorrow War: Factor K is a stand-alone expansion to The Tomorrow War game. The game continues the story of...
The Tomorrow War is a space simulation game based on the trilogy of novels written by a well known Russian...
The Floaters are a peaceful race of creatures who exist in their own world, drawing energy and magical power from...
The game was born when Cavedog founder Chris Taylor became irratated with the various problems with RTS juggernaut Command &...
A special collection of 100 "shorter" missions for those relishing quicker TA challenges. Includes 4 bonus units, 6 new multiplayer...
The Gold Edition is the first release of Total Annihilation for the Macintosh. It also includes the two add-ons The...
This edition includes: Total Annihilation: Kingdoms Total Annihilation: Kingdoms - Iron Plague
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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)
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