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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.


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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Guild Wars: Factions (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Factions2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.94
Guild Wars (Edition 2006)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Orcs & Elves2006BREW, J2ME, Nintendo DSEA Mobile3.83
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.77
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.49
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack2007WindowsArenaNet, LLC...
Guild Wars (Platinum Edition)2007WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Guild Wars: Eye of the North2007WindowsNCsoft - North America4.49
Heretic + Hexen Collection2007Windowsid Software, Inc....
Warriors of the Lost Empire2007PSP, PS VitaUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.90
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.15
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Selected Covers

Phantasy Star Universe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Phantasy Star Universe
Guild Wars: Nightfall Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars

Selected Screenshots

New character selection screen for Guild Wars Nightfall
Screenshot from Guild Wars: Nightfall
The original character selection screen.
Screenshot from Guild Wars
Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds
Choose your language
Screenshot from Mazes of Fate
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