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.
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Diablo||1996||Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows||Blizzard Entertainment Inc.||3.91|
|Treasure Trap||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||Electronic Zoo||3.80|
|Infiltrator||1986||Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, ZX Spectrum||Mindscape, Inc.||4.09|
|Star Wars: Dark Forces||1995||DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||3.97|
|Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny||1992||Amiga, DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||3.91|
|Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel||1996||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||id Software, Inc.||4.13|
|Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders||1996||DOS, Windows||id Software, Inc.||4.02|
|Final DOOM||1996||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||GT Interactive Software Corp.||4.09|
|Heretic + Hexen Collection||2007||Windows||id Software, Inc.||5.00|
|Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond||1997||Acorn 32-bit, DOS||id Software, Inc.||4.80|
|Heretic||1994||DOS||id Software, Inc.||3.98|
|Hexen: Beyond Heretic||1995||DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows||GT Interactive Software Corp.||3.78|
|DOOM II||1994||DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, Zodiac||Activision Publishing, Inc.||4.01|
|Descent II||1996||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||4.03|
|Fallout||1997||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||4.13|
|Descent||1994||DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.98|
|Baldur's Gate||1998||Macintosh, Windows||Black Isle Studios||4.07|
|Dragon Wars||1989||Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.87|
|Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)||2000||Windows||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||4.15|
|Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal||2001||Macintosh, Windows||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||4.13|
|Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)||1998||Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||4.75|
|Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II||1999||Windows||Interplay Productions, Inc.||3.80|
|Stonekeep||1995||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||Interplay Entertainment Corp.||3.31|
|Wasteland 2: Director's Cut||2014||Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One||Deep Silver||...|