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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Heretic + Hexen Collection2007Windowsid Software, Inc....
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.33
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.97
Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack2007WindowsArenaNet, Inc.5.00
Guild Wars (Edition 2006)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.4.71
Guild Wars: Factions2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.92
Guild Wars: Factions (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.5.00
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.75
Guild Wars: Nightfall2006WindowsNCsoft - North America4.30
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.75
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.82
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.87
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.08
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.3.00
Guild Wars (Special Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd.4.61
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.88
Blowout2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Majesco Sales, Inc.4.42
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.1: Phantasy Star - Generation:12003PlayStation 23D Ages3.96
Peter Pan in Disney's Return to Never Land2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection2002WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.36
Wizardry 82001WindowsEncore, Inc.4.11
DOOM Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.16
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Selected Covers

Blowout GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Blowout
Arx Fatalis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Arx Fatalis
Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Eschalon: Book I

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Blowout
Main Menu
Screenshot from Arx Fatalis
Title Screen
Screenshot from Eschalon: Book I
Title Screen
Screenshot from Wizardry 8