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
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC...
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Warriors of the Lost Empire2007PSP, PS VitaUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.84
Disney's Return to Never Land2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.11
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.15
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.19
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.23
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.25
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Warframe2013PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Extremes, Inc....
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.27
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.27
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.31
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Selected Covers

Lost in Blue Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Lost in Blue
WazHack Linux Front Cover
Front cover for WazHack
Warframe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Warframe
Borderlands 2 PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands 2

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from WazHack
Loading screen
Screenshot from Warframe
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legend of Grimrock
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