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.
Echoes: Act 1 - Operation Stranglehold is the first game in a series of three games planned in total. It...
This game is a city management game à la SimCity, focused on waste and recycling.The simulation takes into account usual...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest is a real-time strategy game where the player controls creatures called Ecolis (squirrels), Ecoby (flying squirrels)...
EGAint Is Not Tetris... got it? In fact, it's a freeware Tetris style game, one of the earliest such releases...
The young warrior Shot finds himself high in the mountains. Apparently he has been asleep for several days. He meets...
EIPC Free Tetris is just like the original Tetris; simply arrange the descending blocks to form complete lines. Each time...
Following the successes of the PC versions in the Elder Scrolls series, Shadowkey mimics most of the hallmarks apparent in...
This is a platform game with puzzle elements. You have to guide Jacek, the Electroman, around the levels, using such...
In Elements of War, the US military experiments with elemental weapons - with horrendous results: storms and tornadoes lay the...
The starting point of Elixir is an ancient prophecy about a long extinct tribe, the Ingoles, which were brutally murdered...
Emergency 2012 is the fourth sequel of Emergency: Fighters for Life. Like the previous installments it is a real-time strategy...
The Deluxe edition of Emergency 2012 provides three additional campaign missions and one additional scenario for free-play in singleplayer and...
In Emergency 2: The Ultimate Fight for Life the player takes charge of an emergency team to solve 25 life-threatening...
Emergency: The Ultimate Fight for Life is a real-time strategy game with the objective to save lives. You are in...
Emergency 3 is a real time strategy game with the objective to save lives. You are in charge of a...
Emergency: Fighters for Life is a real-time strategy game where the player controls a group of cops and doctors, trying...
Emergency Fire Response takes a new spin on the tactical strategy genre. Take command of a full team of firefighters...
Windows 3.x (1991)
This Tetris clone has a few slightly unusual features: it is possible to control the game with either mouse or...
Emperor: Battle for Dune represents the seamless combination of cutting-edge 3D graphics and perfected real-time strategy gameplay. In your conquest...
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