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
Menzoberranzan1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.63
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic1995DOSLaser Magic, Inc...
Grave Shift2008BrowserTangerine Pop, LLC...
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.68
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
Dragon Wars1989Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.69
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.69
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!1994DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.72
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.75
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.75
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.76
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.78
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.79
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.79
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.79
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.79
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
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Selected Covers

DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Dragon Wars DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dragon Wars
Torchlight Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Torchlight

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
Title screen
Screenshot from Dragon Wars
Equipment
Screenshot from Torchlight
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