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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.79
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.06
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC...
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.96
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.72
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.04
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.25
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.27
Infiltrator1986Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.4.09
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.92
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.51
King's Bounty: The Legend2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company4.14
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.84
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.37
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.10
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.80
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.15
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Lost in Blue 32007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc...
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
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Selected Covers

Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas
Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore
Infiltrator Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Infiltrator
Heretic DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Heretic

Selected Screenshots

This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore
Title screen
Screenshot from Infiltrator
Title screen
Screenshot from Heretic
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