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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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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.33
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.3.00
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.08
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.16
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.18
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Hexplore1998WindowsIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.20
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.33
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.37
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.42
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.45
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.47
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.50
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.51
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Selected Covers

DOOM PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack
Lost in Blue Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Lost in Blue

Selected Screenshots

Playstation title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
The character creation system is pretty powerful for a dungeon crawl.
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Main menu.
Screenshot from WazHack