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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.

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 orderMobyScore
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.81
The Legacy: Realm of Terror1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.85
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction2001Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.87
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.87
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.88
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.3.89
Strife1996DOSVelocity Inc.3.89
Descent1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.90
Diablo II2000Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.90
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.90
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny1992Amiga, DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.91
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.91
Guild Wars: Factions2006WindowsNCsoft - North America3.92
Heretic1994DOSid Software, Inc.3.93
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.94
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.95
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Selected Covers

Arx Fatalis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Arx Fatalis
The Dark Heart of Uukrul DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Heart of Uukrul
Diablo II Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Diablo II

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Arx Fatalis
Title screen
Screenshot from The Dark Heart of Uukrul
animation scene - telling the story
Screenshot from Diablo II