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
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.74
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
The Dark Heart of Uukrul1989Apple II, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.77
ShadowCaster1993DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.79
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
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
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.84
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
Guild Wars2005WindowsNCsoft - North America3.85
DOOM2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
Dragon Wars1989Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000Interplay Productions, Inc.3.87
Phantasy Star Universe2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.88
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Selected Covers

ShadowCaster DOS Front Cover
Front cover for ShadowCaster
Lumpies of Lotis IV DOS Front Cover Illustration accompanying the type-in listing (Compute! magazine, issue 77).
Front cover for Lumpies of Lotis IV
Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from ShadowCaster
Title screen
Screenshot from Lumpies of Lotis IV
This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Title screen
Screenshot from The Elder Scrolls: Arena
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