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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Descent1995DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.98
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneAdult Swim...
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast1999Macintosh, WindowsGraphic Simulations Corporation4.01
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.02
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.03
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.03
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.05
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.06
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.07
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Infiltrator1986Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.4.09
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
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Selected Covers

Duke Nukem 3D DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Duke Nukem 3D
Descent DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Descent
DOOM II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM II
Infiltrator Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Infiltrator

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Duke Nukem 3D
Main Menu
Screenshot from Descent
Game title screen
Screenshot from DOOM II
Title screen
Screenshot from Infiltrator
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
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