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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
King's Bounty: Gold Edition2009Windows1C Company...
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment4.05
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.29
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
DOOM Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.16
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.74
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.74
Legend of Grimrock2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.68
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.49
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
Guild Wars: Eye of the North2007WindowsNCsoft - North America4.50
Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack2007WindowsArenaNet, LLC5.00
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.77
Hexplore1998WindowsIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.20
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.88
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.18
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.00
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.5.00
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.94
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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
This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas