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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.91
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.98
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.78
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.02
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Heretic + Hexen Collection2007Windowsid Software, Inc.5.00
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel1996DOS, Macintosh, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.11
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.80
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.01
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.75
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Descent1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.98
Descent II1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.03
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Dragon Wars1989Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000Interplay Productions, Inc.3.87
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.15
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal2001Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.13
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.37
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.56
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.83
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Selected Covers

Witchaven DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Witchaven
Descent DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Descent
Diablo Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Diablo

Selected Screenshots

Intro animation: entering the gate
Screenshot from Witchaven
Main Menu
Screenshot from Descent
Scene from the introduction
Screenshot from Diablo
The Plutonia Experiment - Title Screen
Screenshot from Final DOOM