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
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.06
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.11
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.11
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal2001Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.12
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
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
DOOM Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.16
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.21
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog4.36
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection2002WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.36
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
Blowout2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.4.42
Guild Wars: Eye of the North2007WindowsNCsoft - North America4.50
Guild Wars (Special Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.4.61
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.71
Guild Wars (Edition 2006)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.4.71
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Selected Covers

Final DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Final DOOM
Guild Wars: Nightfall Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars: Nightfall

Selected Screenshots

The Plutonia Experiment - Title Screen
Screenshot from Final DOOM
New character selection screen for Guild Wars Nightfall
Screenshot from Guild Wars: Nightfall