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
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.02
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.02
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.04
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech 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 Entertainment4.05
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Infiltrator1986Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.4.09
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.12
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.13
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal2001Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.14
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.15
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.17
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
DOOM: Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.17
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Selected Covers

Final DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Final DOOM
Baldur's Gate Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Baldur's Gate

Selected Screenshots

The Plutonia Experiment - Title Screen
Screenshot from Final DOOM
Title screen
Screenshot from Baldur's Gate
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