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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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
A.D. 2044: Seksmisja1991Atari 8-bitL.K. Avalon...
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.90
Avernum: Escape From the Pit2011Android, Fire OS, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software3.53
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.77
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.75
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog3.57
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.14
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.17
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection2002WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.42
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal2001Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast1999Macintosh, WindowsGraphic Simulations Corporation4.01
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.66
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
Blowout2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.4.18
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc...
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick...
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Selected Covers

Borderlands 2 PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands 2

Selected Screenshots

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