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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.42
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.80
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.20
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.91
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.92
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.33
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc...
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.11
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.21
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Descent1995DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
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Selected Covers

Diablo Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Diablo
Descent II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Descent II

Selected Screenshots

Scene from the introduction
Screenshot from Diablo
Main Menu
Screenshot from Quiver
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