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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.

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.2.79
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.2.96
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc3.00
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.3.00
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.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
Darkstone1999PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.48
Return to Zork19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.31
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.32
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.42
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.44
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.50
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.55
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.56
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.61
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.65
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Selected Covers

Menzoberranzan DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Menzoberranzan
DOOM PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Menzoberranzan
Playstation title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore
Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds