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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).

  • 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
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.48
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.84
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog4.29
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.96
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.68
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.00
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.74
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
King's Bounty: Gold Edition2009Windows1C Company...
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.15
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC3.67
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.5.00
Guild Wars Trilogy2008WindowsNCsoft - North America5.00
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Selected Covers

Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas

Selected Screenshots

This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve
Main menu.
Screenshot from WazHack