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.
Beach Party Craze is a time management simulation about running the busy beach at a coastline resort. Maria plans to...
Beambender is a light puzzle game similar to Deflektor. The player's task is to use mirrors and other components to...
Beasts & Bumpkins is a real time strategy game, with gameplay which can be compared to Warcraft. It tells the...
Take control of your own neighborhood in this RTS game set in the hood. Your linear path sends you down...
Beat! is a score based memory/rhythm game in which players tap a collection of up to six colored cubes, each...
Bechtris is a block-puzzle where each of the falling blocks contains a letter and these letters must be arranged to...
Berlin Wall is a shareware, two-player, strategy game whose game-play has elements similar to Tetris. It is entirely keyboard controlled.In...
Besieger is a Real Time Strategy game with a fantasy setting featuring vikings.When Korin, rightful king of the Cimmerians sets...
This compilation contains three real time strategy games: Homeworld 2 Empire Earth Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring...
In this Betty Boop-themed puzzle game, colored pieces fall from the top of the screen, and pile up at the...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
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When Lucian the Divine defeated the evil organization known as the Black Ring, he was late to prevent a dark...
Thousands of years after the loss of their home, and following many great wars, the descendants of earth cling to...
Coming on 6CD's, this is a collection of Impressions Games "City Building Series" containing: Caesar III, Pharaoh, Queen of the...
Windows 3.x (1994)
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Birds On A Wire is a color matching game with small cartoon birds. The player controls a stationary cannon at...
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