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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
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.77
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.79
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.80
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds1996AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.81
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.82
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.82
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
Dragon Wars1989Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000Interplay Productions, Inc.3.87
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.88
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
Peter Pan in Disney's Return to Never Land2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.89
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Selected Covers

Phantasy Star Universe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Phantasy Star Universe
Guild Wars Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars
Treasure Trap DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Trap
Hexen: Beyond Heretic DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Hexen: Beyond Heretic

Selected Screenshots

The original character selection screen.
Screenshot from Guild Wars
Intro (EGA)
Screenshot from Treasure Trap
Title screen
Screenshot from Hexen: Beyond Heretic
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