User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

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.

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 orderMobyScore
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.33
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.82
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
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
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.08
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Hexplore1998WindowsIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.20
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.28
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
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.40
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.40
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.47
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.50
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.52
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
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Selected Covers

Don't Starve Linux Front Cover Steam release
Front cover for Don't Starve
Two Worlds Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Two Worlds
Chasm: The Rift DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Chasm: The Rift
Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore

Selected Screenshots

Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve
Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds
Basic monsters
Screenshot from Chasm: The Rift
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore