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
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
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
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.79
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
UnReal World1992DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnormous Elk...
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.4.04
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.04
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
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Selected Covers

ShadowCaster DOS Front Cover
Front cover for ShadowCaster
System Shock DOS Front Cover
Front cover for System Shock
Return to Zork DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return to Zork

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from ShadowCaster
Main title and intro.
Screenshot from UnReal World
Title Screen
Screenshot from System Shock
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Zork
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