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
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.97
Descent1995DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneAdult Swim...
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
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.03
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
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
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.07
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
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Selected Covers

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

Selected Screenshots

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
Returning from the first Descent game (from the intro, in Asteroid belt)
Screenshot from Descent II
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