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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Spooks1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.65
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
Dragon Wars1989Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000Interplay Productions, Inc.3.87
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.81
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.70
A.D. 2044: Seksmisja1991Atari 8-bitL.K. Avalon3.57
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.16
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
UnReal World1992DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnormous Elk3.67
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.29
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.82
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Selected Covers

Treasure Trap DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Trap
A.D. 2044: Seksmisja Atari 8-bit Front Cover
Front cover for A.D. 2044: Seksmisja

Selected Screenshots

Intro (EGA)
Screenshot from Treasure Trap
Title screen
Screenshot from A.D. 2044: Seksmisja