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.
This is a re-release of the game Descent for its 1 year anniversary. It contains the original game, some new...
Desert Law is a real-time strategy game set in the southern states of post-apocalyptic America. Unlike other RTS titles, there...
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps is a real time strategy game, set during the North Africa Campaign of World War...
Combo budget re-release of Electronic Arts' helicopter action game Desert Strike and its follow-up Jungle Strike.
One day, a mysterious labyrinth suddenly appeared in the middle of a vast desert. It is said that magical creatures...
Designasaurus II is an educational simulation game with action elements, playing in the far future. It enables you to create...
On a distant edge of an unknown planet, an abandoned structure sits in silence. Constructed by an unmanned research vessel...
On a remote deserted island, a small coffee robot is slowly becoming aware of his surroundings. He doesn't know how...
John Cooper's brother, Marshal Ross Cooper, was brutally murdered by a criminal known as "Angel Face". Swearing revenge, John sets...
In this top-down/isometric western strategy/adventure game you acquire a role of John Cooper, a lone rider. Skilful with your gun...
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Demo Version) is the demo version for Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. It features a...
In Desperate Housewives: The Game, based on the TV series of the same name, you are a new amnesiac housewife...
Atari ST (1990)
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Atari ST (1992)
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Game Boy Advance (2001)
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Dharma Dōjō is a puzzle game starring a monk (player 1) and a shrine maiden (player 2) who must knock...
This game re-implements (for most modern web browsers) the first 10 levels of the classic arena-puzzler Lemmings, where a player...
Diablo is a puzzle game with similarities to sliding block puzzles. Each level is composed of a number of tiles...
Diablo II (Limited Special Edition) is a special re-release of Diablo II. It includes the game along with the following...
This unofficial scenario CD for Age of Empires adds a 20 scenario campaign at original site of the Germanic and...
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