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.
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...
Atari ST (1991)
Blokdrop is a one player Tetris clone. Block falls down from the top in formations of four at a time....
The Chaos Edition is a reissue of Cyanide Studio's Blood Bowl, featuring all previous updates such as those included in...
The Collector's Edition includes: Blood Bowl Blood Bowl-Stickers Artbook/Strategy-guide with 80-pages featuring background information about the tabletop-game, information about all...
The Dark Elves Edition includes: Blood Bowl An extra playable race: the Dark Elves Artbook/Strategy guide with 80-pages featuring background...
The Legendary Edition is a reissue of Cyanide Studio's Blood Bowl, featuring all previous updates such as the Dark Elves...
Blood & Magic is a real-time strategy game focused on unit management rather than base construction. It uses the Advanced...
Some games are both so compelling and so relatively straightforward to implement that programmers are driven to duplicate them upon...
Atari ST (1992)
Blox is a puzzle game where you have to form rings of hexagons. You place your pieces on the center...
Acorn 32-bit (1992)
Bloxed is a Tetris variant that most closely resembles the arcade game Bloxeed. The basic gameplay is the same but...
Bloxeed is a Tetris variant. The player is presented with an empty field and from the top there is one...
BlueBalls is a single-player puzzle game.The player controls a small white dot which they navigate around the screen using the...
Nintendo DS (2010)
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow takes place one year after its predecessor Blue Dragon Plus. The protagonist (gender and appearance is...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Blue Dragon Plus is a sequel to Blue Dragon. Join Shu once again as he attempts to save the world....
Yet another text-mode variation on Tetris, where falling blocks have to be arranged and rotated to form solid rows, eliminate...
Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure is a side-view puzzle game involving indirect control, although unlike Lemmings, the player controls a parent...
BomberFUN is an action game which basically resembles the gameplay of the Bomberman genre.Using bombs which you can kick, throw,...
Game Boy Color (1998)
Carrying with him all the monsters he captured on his last mission, Bomberman is headed for his home planet Bomber....
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)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo!! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
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