Gameplay feature: Character development - Automatic leveling

Group Description

The oldest form of character development. After leveling up, skills are increased automatically. This is a standard feature in rogue games and most early role-playing games. It is also nearly universal in Eastern RPGs.


  • Since the vast majority of Eastern role-playing games have automatic leveling, for the purpose of space economization they should not be included in this group.
  • Games which are party based on skill distribution, e.g. Baldur's Gate II, do not belong into this group as well.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.07
Ultima VII: Part Two - The Silver Seed1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.01
Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle1993DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.07
Ultima VII: Forge of Virtue1992DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.97
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Ultima VII: The Black Gate1992DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.16
Death Knights of Krynn1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.78
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Secret of the Silver Blades1990Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.37
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.60
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, WindowsFCI4.02
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.66
Pool of Radiance1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1FCI3.66
The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight1986Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.3.83
Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.70
Karkoth's Keep1983DOSIndecs Services, Inc....
Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Third Scenario1983Apple II, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Sharp X1Sir-tech Software, Inc.3.71
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario1982Apple II, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Sharp X1ASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.3.47
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord1981Apple II, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Sharp X1, WonderSwan ColorNEXOFT Corporation3.60

Selected Covers

Pools of Darkness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pools of Darkness
Death Knights of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Knights of Krynn

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Pools of Darkness
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Screenshot from Death Knights of Krynn
Game group created by Patrick Bregger (166335), additional games added to group by Dawgbb (692), vileyn0id_8088 (18723), vEK (1847), Indra is stressed (19915) and Donatello (433)