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.
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Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory is a real-time tactics game set during World War II and aimed at skilled...
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Sudden Strike 3: The Last Stand is a revised and improved version of Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory. Included...
This expansion disk to Sudden Strike brings four completely new campaigns and seven new scenarios to gamers. The game adds...
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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...
Super Fighter Block Battle picks up the story after Super Fighter, but the beat-em-up gameplay is now presented as a...
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- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
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- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Lemmings
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- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
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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