Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping

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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail A.D. 2044: Seksmisja 1991 Atari 8-bit Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Alien Breed 3D 2: The Killing Grounds 1996 Amiga Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Alien Trilogy 1996 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.3
box cover thumbnail AM2R: Return of Samus 2016 Windows Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Ambermoon 1993 Amiga Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Amberstar 1992 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Anvil of Dawn 1995 DOS, Windows Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Arcana 1992 SNES Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Arx Fatalis 2002 Windows, Xbox (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Avernum II: Crystal Souls 2015 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Avernum: Escape From the Pit 2011 Macintosh, Windows (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Baldur's Gate 1998 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
8.4
box cover thumbnail Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition 2013 Windows, Linux (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
8.7
box cover thumbnail Baldur's Gate III 2020 Windows, Stadia (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
9.5
box cover thumbnail Beyond Divinity 2004 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
6.8
box cover thumbnail Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor 1987 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Adventure
7.2
box cover thumbnail Black Crypt 1992 Amiga Role-playing (RPG)
8.1
box cover thumbnail Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold 1993 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Action
6.9
box cover thumbnail Blake Stone: Planet Strike! 1994 DOS, Linux (+2 more) Action
6.6
box cover thumbnail Blowout 2003 PlayStation 2, Windows (+5 more) Action
6.3
box cover thumbnail Bombshell 2016 Windows Action
5.7
box cover thumbnail Borderlands 2 2014 PS Vita Action, Role-playing (RPG), Compilation
5.9
box cover thumbnail Captive 1990 Amiga, DOS (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Cardinal Quest 2011 Linux, Browser (+5 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Circle of the Moon 2001 Game Boy Advance, Wii U Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate 2013 Xbox 360, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Action
6.9
box cover thumbnail Chasm: The Rift 1997 DOS, Windows (+6 more) Action
6.7
box cover thumbnail CyberMage: Darklight Awakening 1995 DOS Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail CyClones 1994 DOS, Windows Action
7.1
box cover thumbnail Darkstone 1999 Windows, PlayStation (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.2
box cover thumbnail Deathkings of the Dark Citadel 1996 DOS, Windows (+1 more) Add-on
7.3
box cover thumbnail Descent 1995 DOS, Linux (+4 more) Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Descent II 1996 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Diablo 1996 Windows, PlayStation (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Diablo II 2000 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Diablo II: Resurrected 2021 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Role-playing (RPG), Compilation
8.2
box cover thumbnail Disciples of Steel 1991 Atari ST, DOS Role-playing (RPG)
5.8
box cover thumbnail Divine Divinity 2002 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Divinity: Original Sin 2014 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
8.4
box cover thumbnail Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 2015 Windows, Linux (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Don't Go Alone 1989 DOS Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Don't Starve 2013 Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Doom 1995 PlayStation, SEGA Saturn Action, Compilation
7.0
box cover thumbnail Doom 2016 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Action
8.2
box cover thumbnail Doom 1993 DOS, Linux (+8 more) Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Doom 64 1997 Nintendo 64, Windows (+6 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Doom II 1994 DOS, Windows (+4 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Doom RPG 2005 BREW, J2ME (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.9

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