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).

  • 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
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.15
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.20
Spooks1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Sublevel Zero2015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneMerge Games Ltd....
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.94
Guild Wars Trilogy2008WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars (Platinum Edition)2007WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Special Edition)2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Factions (Special Edition)2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Factions2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.94
Guild Wars: Factions (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
Guild Wars (Edition 2006)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Guild Wars: The Complete Collection2008WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
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.3.72
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
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Selected Covers

Guild Wars Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars
Spooks Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Spooks

Selected Screenshots

The original character selection screen.
Screenshot from Guild Wars
Title screen
Screenshot from Spooks
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