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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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.33
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.74
Ronin: Spirit of the Sword2003Browser4.00
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.1: Phantasy Star - Generation:12003PlayStation 23D Ages3.96
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.70
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.94
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.96
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.87
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.28
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.89
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.78
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.67
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz3.20
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.11
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Selected Covers

Strife DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Strife
Return to Zork DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return to Zork
Wizardry 8 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Wizardry 8
Torchlight Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Torchlight
Witchaven DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Witchaven

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Strife
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Zork
Title Screen
Screenshot from Wizardry 8
Equipment
Screenshot from Torchlight
Intro animation: entering the gate
Screenshot from Witchaven