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.
As with the demo versions of the original Age of Empires, the demo release of its expansion includes a unique...
This Collectors Edition of Age of Mythology includes:The Making of Age of Mythology on DVD The original soundtrack on CD...
Age of Mythology: Gold Edition gives you the original Age of Mythology as well as the Age of Mythology: The...
Age of Mythology: The Titans is the first expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Mythology. It introduces...
Age of Sail II is the sequel to Age of Sail. As its predecessor the game is set between 1775...
Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty is the second game to bear the name Age of Sail II. What started...
Aggression: Reign over Europe uses an unusual scenario for strategy games: it covers both World Wars and is set between...
Aha! is a puzzle game in which you get a playing field filled with different-shaped pieces. If two or more...
You must explore a medieval fantasy world with the intent to stop a dark prophecy. To win the game, you...
Aion is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game which takes place in the world of Atreia, a land divided by...
Air Assault Task Force is a wargame that focuses on battles in which helicopters played a prominent role. The game...
Airborne Assault: Red Devils Over Arnhem is a strategy game in which the player recreates Operation Market Garden. The main...
Windows 3.x (1994)
Essentially an airport traffic control tower simulator. Your mission here is to manage the aircrafts in Phoenix Sky Harbor International...
Airline Tycoon Revolution is the second upgraded re-release of Airline Tycoon. The player is the manager of an airline and...
Airport Control Simulator tasks the player with guiding airplanes safely to the landing zones at different airports around the world....
Atari ST (1989)
Air Traffic Controller is a one player game written in ST-Pascal for high resolution where you take on the role...
Apple II (1980)
This simulation puts you in the role of an air traffic controller in charge of an 15x25 mile airspace (with...
AI War: Fleet Command takes place after an eight hundred year long human civil war. The humans now have been...
Akanbe Dragon can be seen as a forerunner to the company's long-running Super Robot Taisen franchise. On a one-screen playfield,...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
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)
- 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)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
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