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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Atari ST (1992)
Blat is a one player freeware block game that resembles Columns. As in Columns blocks in groups of three falls...
Windows 3.x (1991)
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Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology is a compilation of the following games: Blitzkrieg 2 Blitzkrieg II: Fall of the Reich Blitzkrieg 2:...
Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation is the second official expansion pack for the World War II themed real time strategy game Blitzkrieg...
A 5 CD compilation which includes the original Blitzkrieg, the two expansions: Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon and Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder, plus...
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This compilation includes the following titles: Blitzkrieg 2 Blitzkrieg II: Fall of the Reich
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Block Buster is a simple Tetris clone for one player. The goal is to place pieces made up of four...
Blocks is a typical Tetris variant. Blocks of different shapes fall down. They must be arranged in such a fashion...
Game Boy (1990)
Blodia is a puzzle game with similarities to sliding block puzzles. Each level is composed of a number of tiles...
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- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
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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