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
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.89
Orcs & Elves2006BREW, J2ME, Nintendo DSEA Mobile3.91
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.40
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, Windows, Windows MobileORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.03
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.05
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Labyrinth of Worlds1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.33
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.66
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.92
Black Crypt1992AmigaElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Diablo1996Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.92
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Infiltrator1986Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.4.09
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.92
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.12
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.94
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond1997Acorn 32-bit, DOSid Software, Inc.4.80
Heretic + Hexen Collection2007Windowsid Software, Inc....
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
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Selected Covers

Treasure Trap DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Trap
Black Crypt Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Black Crypt

Selected Screenshots

Intro (EGA)
Screenshot from Treasure Trap
Choose your language
Screenshot from Mazes of Fate
Credits
Screenshot from Black Crypt
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