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
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.95
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.1 - Phantasy Star: Generation:12003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 33D Ages...
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Descent1995DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.99
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneAdult Swim...
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
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
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.03
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.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
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.06
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Selected Covers

Descent II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Descent II
Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: Dark Forces
DOOM II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM II

Selected Screenshots

Returning from the first Descent game (from the intro, in Asteroid belt)
Screenshot from Descent II
Opening Titles
Screenshot from Star Wars: Dark Forces
Game title screen
Screenshot from DOOM II
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