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
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc...
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.93
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
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 LLC...
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
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.3.26
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
Ronin: Spirit of the Sword2003Browser...
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Selected Covers

Lumpies of Lotis IV DOS Front Cover Illustration accompanying the type-in listing (Compute! magazine, issue 77).
Front cover for Lumpies of Lotis IV

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Quiver
Title screen
Screenshot from Lumpies of Lotis IV
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