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.
Close Combat: Cross of Iron is an enhanced remake of the critically acclaimed real time strategy game, Close Combat III:...
Close Combat: Gateway to Caen is a real-time simulation of tactical combat in Normandy 1944. Players command the German or...
Yet another Real Time Strategy game... Yet another WWII game... but unlike most WWII games, this one takes place on...
Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem is an enhanced remake of the critically acclaimed strategy game Close Combat: A Bridge Too...
Close Combat: Modern Tactics is based on Close Combat Marines, which is used as a USMC training simulation. It comes...
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog is a real-time simulation of tactical combat in the Second World War. Players command...
Close Combat: The Longest Day is an enhanced remake of the critically acclaimed Close Combat: Invasion - Normandy by Atomic...
Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein continues the Close Combat series depicting the fighting in the Ardennes forest during the winter...
This is a game of sheep, clouds, grass and flowers, where sheep resemble clouds and clouds resemble sheep. In a...
Cloven Crania Meadow is a real-time strategy game set in a standard fantasy world. The player takes control of the...
Atari ST (1991)
Clunk is a puzzle game written in STOS. The object of the game is to clear 50 rooms of blocks...
PlayStation 3 (2012)
Clusterpuck is a game for the PlayStation Home environment that is bought through the in-game store as an arcade cabinet...
Trouble is in Cobra City! Gangsters roam the streets, and gang bosses seem to have taken the power in the...
Coconut Queen is a time management and building simulation game with simplified mechanics suited for the casual market. The player...
World War II is at its end but in the years 1945-1947 it becomes obvious that the Soviets are not...
This Limited Edition bundles the two Codename: Panzers games: Phase One and Phase Two. The compilation has a real ammunition...
Codename: Panzers - Phase One is a tactical real-time strategy game which takes place during World War II. The game...
Codename: Panzers - Phase One (Special Edition) is a special edition of the game Codename: Panzers - Phase One. Its...
Phase Two of the Codename: Panzers series is a real-time strategy game with three campaigns set during World War II....
John and Harry are in trouble. Their somewhat corrupt lifestyles in the marketing office of their company is about to...
Cold War Conflicts is a real-time strategy game similar to Sudden Strike set in the Cold War: It is focused...
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- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 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