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.
Steamlands is an action puzzle game, featuring detailed diminutive pixel art graphics. The player is tasked to combat rogue steam...
Steel Armor: Blaze of War is a simulation which covers three historical conflicts in its dynamic campaigns: the First Persian...
Steel Fury is a tank simulator representing a series of Soviet offensives from 12 to 28 May 1942 and the...
Not authorized by Blizzard (and pulled off the shelves mere weeks after its release), this add-on for StarCraft features 22...
Stellar Impact is a multiplayer-only, real-time strategy game with a science-fiction setting. Its gameplay principle are influenced by the Warcraft...
As a special secret agent you are on a mission through 25 levels using a teleportation orb. Try to aim...
Stern Siedler is a basic, menu-based strategy game. The player has to conquer 50 solar systems (each one representing a...
You play a pencil-drawn Stick Soldier and kill off any and all other (re-spawning) soldiers in the area before they...
In StickWars, the player defends a fortress from invading hordes. In order to do this, the player uses the touch...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
An early attempt at a strategy war game with a loosely fictitious setting, although the game map resembles the coastline...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Storage Inc casts the player as a warehouse worker with a forklift, who must store, arrange, and deliver shipments in...
Stranger is set in a fantasy world named Kront which has one especially cruel penalty for black magic: banishment to...
Strata 21 is a single-player puzzle game from eBrainyGames. It has been included in more than one of eGames compilations,...
A compilation with three strategy games by CDV. The games included are: Against Rome Besieger SuperPower 2
Strategy Pack 6 is a compilation of six full version games previously released by Paradox Entertainment, pre-patched as Universal Binaries....
In Stratosphere you own a fortress flying on a bit of rock. Via an editor, you can add different enhancements...
Enter the exciting world of racquetball with this game. There are several modes of play available: Exhibition (single game), Challenge...
Strength & Honour is a strategy game similar to the Total War series and is set in the ancient world....
This is an updated version of Third Wire's 'Strike Fighters: Project 1' (SF:P1) combat flight simulator.The game has Instant action,...
Strike Squad is a squad-based tactical strategy game, much like the later X-Com from Microprose. Strike Squad is the sequel...
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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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- 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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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