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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction2001Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.89
Throne of Darkness2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.77
DOOM: Collector's Edition2001WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.17
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.12
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.14
Nox Quest2000Windows3.20
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
Nox2000Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
Diablo II2000Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.91
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.17
Baldur's Gate Chapters I & II1999WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast1999Macintosh, WindowsGraphic Simulations Corporation4.01
Darkstone1999Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.49
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Baldur's Gate (Gold Edition)1998WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.75
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.80
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.20
Fallout 21998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.16
DOOM 641997Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.94
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.89
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.43
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
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Selected Covers

Fallout 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 2
Baldur's Gate Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Baldur's Gate

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen / Main Menu
Screenshot from Fallout 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Baldur's Gate
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