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.
Sharp X68000 (1991)
Thrice is a puzzle game similar to Columns. You drop blocks consisting of fruit symbols (such as pear, watermelon, plum,...
Thunder Brigade is an arcade hover tank game. 50-ton armored war machines fly in the air and race each other...
You are the driver of an M4 sherman tank. Your mission: drive, shoot, destroy.You can hunt down german tanks as...
Tilian Wars is a Sci-Fi tower defense game. A group of aliens, known as the Tilians, are attempting to get...
Amidst the hustle and bustle of an urban street intersection, an alley cat (controlled with the mouse) tries to forage...
Time Lock is a typical falling block puzzle game. An array of three blocks, arranged diagonally, fall from the top...
Time of Defiance is a massively multiplayer online real time strategy game. The game takes place on Nespanona, a shattered...
Ten years have passed since the immortal wizard Modo tried to destroy the earth to finally be free of his...
Times Of Conflict is a 3D real-time strategy game for one player or up to 8 players via a network...
On planet Agaris IV, two races fight for power on an endless war. When the Klutes and the Furfurians' dispute...
Apple II (1983)
Your ship has photon torpedoes and a warp drive, it "beams" stuff up and down, it's shaped like a saucer...
Titans of Time is a 2D role-playing game for multiple players around the world connecting to and playing it through...
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
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- 96 World of Goo
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- 94 World of Goo
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- 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.
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- 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