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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.05
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.80
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.62
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.97
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.26
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.72
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.79
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
UnReal World1992DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnormous Elk...
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant1992DOS, FM Towns, Linux, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.02
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.95
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.03
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Selected Covers

Heretic DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Heretic
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack
ShadowCaster DOS Front Cover
Front cover for ShadowCaster

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Heretic
Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Title Screen
Screenshot from ShadowCaster
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