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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.75
Guild Wars (Platinum Edition)2007WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.5.00
Guild Wars: The Complete Collection2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Factions (Special Edition)2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.70
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.15
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.82
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
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.3.33
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.70
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
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Selected Covers

Anvil of Dawn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Anvil of Dawn

Selected Screenshots

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Screenshot from Anvil of Dawn
Title screen
Screenshot from Throne of Darkness