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
Rise of the Wool Ball2017Windows...
DOOM2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC3.50
Shadow of the Wool Ball2016Windows...
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Avernum II: Crystal Souls2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software...
Sublevel Zero2015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneMerge Games Ltd....
Westerado: Double Barreled2015Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneAdult Swim...
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon2015Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
The Adventures of Square2014WindowsBigBrik Games...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.43
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios, LLC...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.61
Eschalon: Book III2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games...
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Borderlands 22014PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC...
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.3.39
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog3.57
Warframe2013Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Extremes, Inc....
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.92
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.15
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity2012Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Avernum: Escape From the Pit2011Android, Fire OS, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsSpiderweb Software3.53
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Selected Covers

Eschalon: Book III Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Eschalon: Book III
Borderlands 2 PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands 2

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Rise of the Wool Ball
Creating a character.
Screenshot from Wasteland 2
Main menu
Screenshot from DOOM
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