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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
Darwinia+ is a tweaked Xbox Live Arcade release of both Darwinia and Multiwinia. The game takes place entirely inside a...
The Gold Edition features: Drakensang (patched) High-Res-Texture-Pack New quests and items Soundtrack Pen & Paper adventure Drakensang: Der Kult der...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
D→A:WHITE is a so-called "active novel" -- a visual novel-style adventure game with realtime battle sequences, divided into eight chapters....
PlayStation 2 (2004)
First Print Limited Edition package of D→A:WHITE contains: D→A:WHITE game Original DVD containing various bonus content including "From Silent Sky"...
We write the year 1404 and the emperor is sick. Only the horizon promises healing so Lord Richard Northburgh attempts...
Dawn of Discovery: Venice is the first add-on to Dawn of Discovery. As the name suggests, the add-on sends you...
Dawn of empire is set on the continent Pangueon which is ruled by the dynasty Shina. Because of corruption Shina...
Dawn of Fantasy is an online strategy game which adapts various characteristics of browser games. The basic gameplay is reminiscent...
Dawn of Magic is a third-person hack-and-slash RPG. The major difference of this game from most "Diablo clones" is that...
Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action RPG in a fantasy setting, focusing on teamplay, tactics and player skill. The...
In Day Trader, you are a stock broker in either New York, London or Tokyo. There are real recognized stocks...
Deadline is a tactical game with anti-terrorist themes and combined strategic planning / real-time action. It uses a third-person over-the...
It is the year 3000, and humanity has been enslaved. After escaping a mining camp, you have traveled to the...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Death Tank mixes the gameplay of Scorched Earth and the Worms series with tanks. The game is set on a...
Deep Sea Tycoon: Diver's Paradise is a tycoon game where the player constructs and manages an underwater park. It is...
Defender Chronicles: Legend of The Desert King is in general a tower defense game that adds role playing elements to...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 95 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Tetris
- 94 Populous
- 94 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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