The First Person Map Reading wiki last edited by BeachThunder on 01/03/14 06:03PM View full history


In most first person games, the map is usually accessed via the paused menu system. But in a few cases, the map is something the character interacts with directly in-game, Looking at it with a first-person view.

  • Far Cry 2 is the clearest example of this, where the map comes up and takes the place of any weapon the player has equipped. The game does not pause, and players can still move around the game world while holding the map. This style of map reading was also used in Darkest of Days and Minecraft.
  • In Fallout 3 & Fallout: New Vegas, the map is accessed via the Pip-Boy 3000, which is a device that is attached to the forearm of the character. When the player wants to look at the map, the character lifts his arm up to the screen.

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