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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.89
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.91
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment4.05
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.13
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360GT Interactive Software Corp.4.20
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.92
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.42
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.80
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.42
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.89
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.17
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.20
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.75
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
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Selected Covers

Duke Nukem 3D DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Duke Nukem 3D
Final DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Final DOOM
Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Duke Nukem 3D
The Plutonia Experiment - Title Screen
Screenshot from Final DOOM
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore
Main Menu
Screenshot from Quiver
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