Real-Time

Description

Real-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 (Edition Collector) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Sudden Strike 3 Collector Edition includes not only an elaborate packaging also two vehicle models. The game has not...

Sudden Strike 3: The Last Stand Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Sudden Strike 3: The Last Stand is a revised and improved version of Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory. Included...

Sudden Strike: Forever Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This expansion disk to Sudden Strike brings four completely new campaigns and seven new scenarios to gamers. The game adds...

Sudden Strike II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Like its predecessor, Sudden Strike II is a real-time, strategic, tactical war game set during World War II.The game contains...

Sudden Strike: Resource War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Sudden Strike: Resource War is the successor to Sudden Strike II with a modified game engine. All vehicles now need...

Sultan's Maze Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1984), Dragon 32/64 (1983) and Camputers Lynx (1983)

The legend goes that once upon a time a sultan was visiting the maze in Hampton Court. There he was...

Summerbatch Volume 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Summerbatch Volume 1 is a pack of 5 independent games, all built with the Adventure Game Studio. It was available...

Summoner Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

Joseph was a simple boy living in the village of Ciran. One day, a mysterious man gave him a magical...

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...

Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Three years after your father was lost, you are an apprentice Craftknight. A tournament is held to find the next...

Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

You are a male or female apprentice Craftknight and the Edge Fencer. It is your job to protect the seal...

SunAge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Earth is destroyed by the heat of the sun and radiation. The Humans are forced to live in special domes...

Super 7 iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Super 7 is a real-time puzzle game in which the player has to draw lines on the touch screen to...

Super Bust-A-Move PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2000), Game Boy Advance (2001) and GameCube (2002)

Super Bust-A-Move is a real-time puzzle game similar to its predecessors in the Bust-A-Move series. It adds a new multiplayer...

Supercar Street Challenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

Supercar Street Challenge puts you behind the wheels of nine of the hottest cars on the planet, like the Saleen...

Superdead 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The unofficial add-on disc Superdead II contains 125 maps for Command & Conquer, 130 maps for Command & Conquer: Red...

Symbian (2008)

Super Fighter Block Battle picks up the story after Super Fighter, but the beat-em-up gameplay is now presented as a...

Amiga (1996)

Super Foul Egg is a variant of Puyo Puyo, written in AMOS. In fact, it is very close to Puyo...

DOS (1996)

Alternative Software have acquired the official licence to Super League.In the game you choose one of Super League's teams and...

SNES (1995)

Rulue no Roux is a spin-off of the real-time puzzle series Puyo Puyo with a twist. Whereas the main Puyo...

SNES (1996)

Sequel to the original Super Nazo Puyo, Rulue no Tetsuwan Hanjōki is a Puyo Puyo spin-off which combines arcade puzzle...

SuperPower 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

SuperPower 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries. Players control countries in...

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy Advance (2003), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

A Tetris-like puzzle game featuring popular characters from many Capcom games.Colored gems fall from the top of the screen in...

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is a special version of the arcade game Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo....

Super Puzzle Fighter II X for Matching Service Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001)

In addition to the gameplay of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, known as mode X, this game features: 2 new...

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