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.
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...
Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory is a real-time tactics game set during World War II and aimed at skilled...
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 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...
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 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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 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
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 3.60 Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (2010)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 3.43 Alien Nations (2001)
- 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)
- 3.52 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1991)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score 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