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
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.12
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.90
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.20
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.91
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.20
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.33
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc...
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.98
Descent1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.82
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
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Selected Covers

Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: Dark Forces
Wizardry Gold Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Wizardry Gold

Selected Screenshots

Opening Titles
Screenshot from Star Wars: Dark Forces
Title screen of the Windows version. The original resolution of 640x480 was not scaled to fit the screen, leaving a black frame around the game window on higher resolutions.
Screenshot from Wizardry Gold
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