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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
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.88
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.75
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.77
Guild Wars: Factions (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.5.00
Guild Wars (Edition 2006)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.4.71
Guild Wars: Factions2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.92
Guild Wars (Platinum Edition)2007WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.5.00
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.45
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Heretic + Hexen Collection2007Windowsid Software, Inc.5.00
Guild Wars: Eye of the North2007WindowsNCsoft - North America4.50
Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack2007WindowsArenaNet, LLC5.00
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.33
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.95
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
Guild Wars Trilogy2008WindowsNCsoft - North America5.00
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.5.00
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC3.67
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Selected Covers

Lost in Blue 3 Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Lost in Blue 3
Guild Wars: Factions Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars: Factions

Selected Screenshots

Login Screen
Screenshot from Guild Wars: Factions
Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds
Title Screen
Screenshot from Eschalon: Book I