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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.02
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.19
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.31
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.68
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows 3.xVirgin Games, Inc.4.09
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.46
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.00
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.70
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.02
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.97
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.53
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.81
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Selected Covers

ShadowCaster DOS Front Cover
Front cover for ShadowCaster
The Dark Heart of Uukrul DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Heart of Uukrul
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack
Black Crypt Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Black Crypt

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from ShadowCaster
Title screen
Screenshot from The Dark Heart of Uukrul
The character creation system is pretty powerful for a dungeon crawl.
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Credits
Screenshot from Black Crypt