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
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.14
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.81
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.72
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.1 - Phantasy Star: Generation:12003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 33D Ages...
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.31
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.84
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.75
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.3.99
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC...
Blowout2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.3.81
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.42
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Avernum: Escape From the Pit2011Android, Fire OS, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software3.53
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.31
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick...
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC...
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon2015Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
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Selected Covers

Borderlands 2 PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands 2
Phantasy Star Universe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Phantasy Star Universe

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Main menu.
Screenshot from Two Worlds II
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