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
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Torchlight2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.73
Mazes of Fate2006Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSGraffiti Entertainment, LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.75
Guild Wars: Nightfall (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsNCsoft - North America...
Lumpies of Lotis IV1986DOSCOMPUTE! Publications, Inc....
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.76
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
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
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Treasure Trap1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo3.80
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.80
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.80
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
Hexen: Beyond Heretic1995DOS, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
Orcs & Elves2006BREW, J2ME, Nintendo DSEA Mobile3.83
Wizardry Gold1996Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.83
Etrian Odyssey2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.83
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
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Selected Covers

The Dark Heart of Uukrul DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Heart of Uukrul
Lumpies of Lotis IV DOS Front Cover Illustration accompanying the type-in listing (Compute! magazine, issue 77).
Front cover for Lumpies of Lotis IV
Throne of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Throne of Darkness

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Dark Heart of Uukrul
Title screen
Screenshot from Lumpies of Lotis IV
Title screen
Screenshot from Throne of Darkness
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