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
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.67
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.80
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.26
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.34
DOOM: Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.17
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, WindowsAdult Swim...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.76
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.73
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.58
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.49
Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack2007WindowsArenaNet, LLC...
Guild Wars: Eye of the North2007WindowsNCsoft - North America4.49
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...
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.20
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.77
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.21
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
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Selected Covers

DOOM PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Legend of Grimrock Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Legend of Grimrock
Torchlight Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Torchlight
Return to Zork DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return to Zork

Selected Screenshots

Playstation title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legend of Grimrock
Equipment
Screenshot from Torchlight
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Zork
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