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.
SEGA Saturn (1996)
The world of Legendra was ruled by benevolent goddesses, but the last of them, Astea, was challenged by a dark...
The verdant archipelago of the Dragon Isles: home to a prosperous nation led by an emperor, enjoying a thriving, peaceful...
On each level you play a funny little dragon. You must jump on the tussocks to collect prizes and avoid...
Another conversion of the classic 1983 laserdisc coin-op Dragon's Lair. Now taking advantage of the DVD format, Dragon's Lair can...
Game Boy (1992)
A spin-off from the successful Dragon Slayer series by Falcom, Dragon Slayer Gaiden casts you once again as the nameless...
Dragon's Prophet is set in Auratias, a world made by dragons. One of the most important happenings of the world's...
Another Tetris clone. In the phantasy world reconstructed after decadence, the favourite game was Drak - a game where you...
The Collector's Edition of Drakensang comes in a golden book-style package and contains the following items: Drakensang: The River of...
Drakensang: Am Fluss der Zeit - Gold Edition contains the two following games: Drakensang: The River of Time Drakensang: Phileasson's...
The Personal Edition was only available as a very limited pre-order-offer from Amazon.de, comes in a book-shaped and custom-made box...
Drakensang: Phileasson's Secret is the official add-on to Drakensang: The River of Time.The game adds the high elf Globul of...
Drakensang: The River of Time takes place 23 years before The Dark Eye: Drakensang and puts the player on a...
Dreamlords is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) that combines the accessibility of a web game with RPG character development,...
Drive Green is a licensed John Deere farming simulation. It includes 15 different farming tools, from the simple riding lawnmower...
Wii U (2013)
Dr. Luigi is a falling block game using the same base mechanics as Dr. Mario. The player must pile-up colored...
Drop and Blow is a tile, or rather ball, matching game that can be played either as a puzzle, as...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Dropcast is a puzzle game that combines elements of Collapse! and Tetris. The game is played with the DS held...
The objective in Drop Dead 3 is to toss around the player ragdoll, and cause as much damage to it...
Drop-Drop is a puzzle arcade game, probably inspired by Tetris and Columns.There is a rectangular playfield. Various blocks appear slowly...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
Drop It! is a 3D Tetris variant. The player can rotate the blocks in 3D in order to fit them...
Drop Mania is a Tetris variant. The main idea of the game is to drop down pieces and make group...
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