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.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.
|Heretic||1994||DOS||id Software, Inc.||3.93|
|The Elder Scrolls: Arena||1994||DOS||Bethesda Softworks LLC||3.95|
|Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession||1994||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.84|
|Realms of Arkania: Star Trail||1994||DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||4.04|
|Descent||1994||DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.93|
|Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||4.00|
|Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold||1993||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||Apogee Software, Ltd.||3.46|
|Return to Zork||1993||DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows||Activision, Inc.||3.31|
|ShadowCaster||1993||DOS, PC-98||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||3.70|
|DOOM||1993||3DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, Windows||Activision Publishing, Inc.||3.68|
|Dungeon Hack||1993||DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.32|
|Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||New World Computing, Inc.||4.01|
|Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds||1993||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||4.19|
|Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows 3.x||Virgin Games, Inc.||4.09|
|Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen||1992||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||New World Computing, Inc.||4.04|
|Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor||1992||Game Boy||ASCII Corporation||...|
|Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant||1992||DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows||GT Interactive Software Corp.||4.02|
|Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny||1992||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||3.91|
|Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss||1992||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows Mobile||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||4.02|
|Black Crypt||1992||Amiga||Electronic Arts, Inc.||4.11|
|Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra||1991||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD||FCI||3.97|
|Faceball 2000||1991||Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CD||Bullet-Proof Software, Inc.||3.40|
|Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen||1991||Game Boy||ASCII Corporation||...|
|Treasure Trap||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||Electronic Zoo||3.80|
|King's Bounty||1990||Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.53|