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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC...
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.68
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.69
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
King's Bounty1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.72
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.76
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.78
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.79
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.79
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.79
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.80
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.80
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.81
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.81
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.81
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Selected Covers

Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas
Phantasy Star Universe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Phantasy Star Universe
The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Throne of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Throne of Darkness

Selected Screenshots

This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Title screen
Screenshot from The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Title screen
Screenshot from Throne of Darkness
Updated main menu for the expansion.
Screenshot from Duke it out in D.C.
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