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.
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....
Bomb Wuzel 2 is the continuation of Bomb Wuzel 3D and instructions to the game are also the same. In...
Bomb Wuzel 3D is a puzzle game with strategic and tactical elements and is reminiscent of Bombuzal.The gameplay adds new...
In Bonez Adventures: Tomb of Fulaos the player takes the role of the archaeologist Marc Bonez who finds a mummy...
Bontãgo is a strategy game where players must pile various shapes of blocks high to gain influence around a board...
Bookworm Adventures follows the tale of a little green worm named Lex (of the original Bookworm game) throughout 3 themed...
Lex the Bookworm is eating his breakfast, a bowl of letters, when suddenly a troubled Mother Goose appears, running and...
PC Booter (1993)
This super-small version of Tetris is written to fit into the 512-byte boot sector of a floppy disk. Assembly source...
Finally fed up with your evil boss, you go after him, attacking him with office supplies. Gameplay is similar to...
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 MobyRank 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 MobyScore 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