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Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping

Group Description

Games featuring a map that is drawn or updated automatically as the player explores or at least visits the immediate environment. The map should be previously unexplored and will open up as the player approaches unexplored regions or rooms. Maps may come in the form of an item or as a default in-game interface (sometimes located at the top right corner of the screen) or similar feature.

An explored region is usually represented by the identification of geographical terrain (mountains, forests, etc.), an outlined size of the explored room, permanent structures (towns, landmarks, etc.), important characters, or other similar points of interest. Some games may allow random encounters, events, and opponents to be viewed in these explored regions.


Explored and unexplored areas in the Dark Heart of Uukrul (1990).

Limitations
  • Games where maps exist, however are by default explored should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where maps exist, however do not provide distinction between explored or unexplored regions should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where unexplored areas are gradually opened when the player explores them, however later returns to an unexplored state (similar to a fog of war feature) should be excluded from this game group.

  • Radar, sonar, or similar devices are not to be considered as maps by any definition.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
DOOM2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC3.18
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Sublevel Zero2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMastertronic Group Ltd....
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, WindowsAdult Swim...
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Eschalon: Book III2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games...
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.61
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.84
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.3.43
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog3.57
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.07
Warframe2013PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Extremes, Inc....
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.58
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.92
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
Avernum: Escape From the Pit2011Android, Fire OS, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software3.53
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.41
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Selected Covers

DOOM Windows Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Legend of Grimrock Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Legend of Grimrock
Cardinal Quest Android Front Cover
Front cover for Cardinal Quest

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from DOOM
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legend of Grimrock
Main menu
Screenshot from Lost Sea
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