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
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
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
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.04
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.04
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.04
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.04
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.05
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.06
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.06
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.08
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.4.10
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.12
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.13
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.14
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.15
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
Eschalon: Book II2010Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games4.33
Ronin: Spirit of the Sword2003Browser...
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Selected Covers

Descent II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Descent II
Baldur's Gate Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Baldur's Gate
Fallout Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout
Black Crypt Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Black Crypt

Selected Screenshots

Returning from the first Descent game (from the intro, in Asteroid belt)
Screenshot from Descent II
Title screen
Screenshot from Baldur's Gate
Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout
Credits
Screenshot from Black Crypt
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