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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.45
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.70
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.1: Phantasy Star - Generation:12003PlayStation 23D Ages3.96
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.68
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.82
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.11
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
Blowout2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.4.42
Peter Pan in Disney's Return to Never Land2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick3.33
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC3.67
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.61
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
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Selected Covers

Anvil of Dawn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Anvil of Dawn
Etrian Odyssey Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Etrian Odyssey
Throne of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Throne of Darkness

Selected Screenshots

Choose from 5 champions of different sex, origin and... height! Even a non-human! Sadly, only 3 voices are used...
Screenshot from Anvil of Dawn
Title screen
Screenshot from Throne of Darkness
Main menu.
Screenshot from Two Worlds II