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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Nox Quest2000Windows3.20
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Peter Pan in Disney's Return to Never Land2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
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.3.29
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
Ronin: Spirit of the Sword2003Browser4.00
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.1: Phantasy Star - Generation:12003PlayStation 23D Ages3.96
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.82
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.94
Spooks1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.89
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
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Selected Covers

Phantasy Star Universe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Phantasy Star Universe
Spooks Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Spooks

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Spooks
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Zork