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
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.71
Avernum: Escape From the Pit2011Android, Fire OS, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software3.53
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.79
Eschalon: Book II2010Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games4.33
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.42
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.69
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.14
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC...
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.77
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive LLC3.41
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Warriors of the Lost Empire2007PSP, PS VitaUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Orcs & Elves2006BREW, J2ME, Nintendo DSEA Mobile3.93
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.72
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.43
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Selected Covers

Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Eschalon: Book I

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Eschalon: Book I
Equipment
Screenshot from Torchlight
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