User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.11
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.61
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.40
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.90
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.62
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.87
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.67
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
Hexplore1998WindowsIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.20
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.82
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.71
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast1999Macintosh, WindowsGraphic Simulations Corporation4.00
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.52
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.50
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.14
Diablo II2000Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.90
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.98
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.11
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Selected Covers

Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore

Selected Screenshots

Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore
Title screen
Screenshot from Baldur's Gate