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.
Age of Empires Online takes the classic Age of Empires real-time strategy gameplay, and places it into a quest-based online...
Windows Mobile (2003)
Age of Empires: Pocket PC Edition is a conversion of Age of Empires Gold Edition PC version. It keeps most...
Age of Empires: Rise of Rome is an expansion for Age of Empires. Along several bug fixes, new maps, and...
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: Extended Edition is an updated version of Age of Mythology and includes: Age of Mythology Age of...
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...
AHextris is an Amiga enhanced rewrite of the original UNIX Hextris by Dave Markley. It is a falling block puzzle...
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: Highway to the Reich is largely the same as its predecessor Airborne Assault: Red Devils Over Arnhem. The...
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....
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