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.3.07
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
Nox Quest2000Windows3.20
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
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.29
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.33
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.37
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.43
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.45
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Selected Covers

DOOM PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Faceball 2000 Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Faceball 2000

Selected Screenshots

Playstation title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
Title Screen
Screenshot from Faceball 2000