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.
Atari 8-bit (1994)
Teacher Killer is a text game. The aim of the player is to kill all the teachers in the school....
The tribe Gael inhabits the island Erin (based on real-world Ireland of late antiquity), the Western-most part of the Holy...
The galaxy is a rough place and nobody knows this better than General Tegel. He's heading a major offensive to...
Telengard is an earlier example of a "dungeon crawler" role-playing game--albeit with a top-down view- with either real time movement...
The second part of the Super Kroz trilogy is once again more or less the same as its predecessors -...
This is the expansion pack for Terminator 2029 (original game is required).After the destruction of the Orbital Satellite Platform in...
Terra Militaris is a historical free-to-play real-time strategy MMO game. Players choose between one of the four nations: China, Egypt,...
You're part of a strike group which operates on different planets. In some missions you're on your own, but mostly...
TetFun 2000: World Championship is a falling block puzzle game. The gameplay is identical to classic Tetris. Blocks of various...
Windows 3.x (1991)
On the left, a blank 2D grid, defaulting to 3x3. On the right, an array of tiles, each bearing numbers...
An online party variant of Tetris, TetriNET is a simple TCP/IP client/server program that allows between 2-6 players to play...
Imagine playing tetris under influence of LSD, but without the LSD :) This version of Tetris imitates the effect of...
DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), Apple IIgs (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), TRS-80 CoCo (1987), Macintosh (1988), BBC Micro (1988), Electron (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1987)
The original commercially-licensed version of Alexey Pajitnov's classic Tetris puzzle game. Geometric shapes fall from the top of a playfield...
Tetris is a computer adaptation of a mathematical puzzle game based on the concept of "pentominoes" - five equal squares...
After Zapactris, comes a more fully featured Tetris for the VIC-20. This implementation, making fuller use of the VIC's memory,...
This version of Tetris is one of many conversions of the famous block-stacking game, as well as the best-known (but...
WonderSwan Color (2002)
Tetris is one of the great many versions of the famous soviet block-stacking game. Pieces made up of four blocks...
Tetris for the CD-i is a conversion of the classic puzzle game. Geometric shapes fall from the top of a...
This version of Tetris for the ZX81 plays just like the original game. Blocks are dropped from the top of...
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