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.
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...
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Westwood Studios' real-time strategy classic Dune II received a major overhaul when ported to the Sega Genesis. While the basic...
A loving homage to Dragon's Lair and its FMV ilk, this game puts the player in control of "Guy" the...
A revamped update of the TurboGrafx-16 game. This story has the player head to a lost kingdom called Westoria which...
Nintendo DS (2008)
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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)
- 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