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
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.84
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.56
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog4.29
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.95
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Legend of Grimrock2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.68
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.70
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.74
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.00
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
King's Bounty: Gold Edition2009Windows1C Company...
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.73
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Guild Wars Trilogy2008WindowsNCsoft - North America5.00
Guild Wars: The Complete Collection2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
Guild Wars: Factions (Special Edition)2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
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Selected Covers

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

Selected Screenshots

This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Equipment
Screenshot from Torchlight