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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
Ion Fury2018Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One1C Entertainment4.08
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom2018Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneFDG Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG...
The Bard's Tale Trilogy2018Macintosh, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneinXile Entertainment, Inc....
Rise of the Wool Ball2017Windows...
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
AM2R: Return of Samus2016Windows...
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
DOOM2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC3.62
Shadow of the Wool Ball2016Windows...
Sublevel Zero2015Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneCoatsink Software Ltd....
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition2015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneFocus Home Interactive SAS2.01
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Ori and the Blind Forest2015Windows, Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios3.97
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon2015Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Gloud, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneAdult Swim...
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Eschalon: Book III2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games...
The Adventures of Square2014WindowsBigBrik Games...
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver3.43
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsNight Dive Studios, LLC...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.58
Divinity: Original Sin2014Macintosh, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH3.40
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.04
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.01
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Selected Covers

Sublevel Zero Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Sublevel Zero
Ori and the Blind Forest Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Ori and the Blind Forest
Lost Sea Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Lost Sea

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Sublevel Zero
Title
Screenshot from Rise of the Wool Ball
Title screen
Screenshot from Ori and the Blind Forest
Main menu
Screenshot from Lost Sea
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