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
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.56
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog4.36
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Legend of Grimrock2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.68
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.95
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 LLC3.73
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.00
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.73
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
King's Bounty: Gold Edition2009Windows1C Company...
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.15
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.5.00
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Guild Wars: The Complete Collection2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars Trilogy2008WindowsNCsoft - North America5.00
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Selected Covers

Legend of Grimrock Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Legend of Grimrock

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Legend of Grimrock