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).

  • 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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.02
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.89
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.20
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.88
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.13
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.91
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment4.05
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.62
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.43
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.92
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.89
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.80
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.75
Hexplore1998WindowsIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.20
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.49
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Selected Covers

Strife DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Strife
Diablo Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Diablo

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Strife
Scene from the introduction
Screenshot from Diablo
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore