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.
Xbox 360 (2009)
Storage Inc casts the player as a warehouse worker with a forklift, who must store, arrange, and deliver shipments in...
Stranger is set in a fantasy world named Kront which has one especially cruel penalty for black magic: banishment to...
Strata 21 is a single-player puzzle game from eBrainyGames. It has been included in more than one of eGames compilations,...
A compilation with three strategy games by CDV. The games included are: Against Rome Besieger SuperPower 2
Strategy Pack 6 is a compilation of six full version games previously released by Paradox Entertainment, pre-patched as Universal Binaries....
In Stratosphere you own a fortress flying on a bit of rock. Via an editor, you can add different enhancements...
Enter the exciting world of racquetball with this game. There are several modes of play available: Exhibition (single game), Challenge...
Strength & Honour is a strategy game similar to the Total War series and is set in the ancient world....
This is an updated version of Third Wire's 'Strike Fighters: Project 1' (SF:P1) combat flight simulator.The game has Instant action,...
Strike Squad is a squad-based tactical strategy game, much like the later X-Com from Microprose. Strike Squad is the sequel...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Everything one needs to know about this game one can glean from its title. This game simulates the stimulation of...
This collection contains the five medieval games of the FireFly Studios' Stronghold series. The games within this collection are: Stronghold...
Stronghold Crusader Extreme is an enhanced re-release of Firefly Studios' Stronghold Crusader.Besides the latest version of the original game, it...
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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 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:
- 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