The Best-Looking Isometric Games

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Games with isometric graphics—a slightly rotated view with a top-down perspective—were a big deal several years ago. Static, isometric maps, mostly used in strategy and role-playing games, allowed the developers to create spectacular, detailed visuals, and most of them have aged really well.

With Kickstarter-funded games like Shadowrun Returns or Project Eternity using the same sort of approach, it looks like isometric games are set to make a triumphant return. We've selected some of the most beautiful games featuring the isometric perspective for today's Show Us gallery.

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Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive

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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

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Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

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Commandos 2: Men of Courage

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Icewind Dale

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Anno 1602

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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

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Age of Empires II HD

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Shadowrun Returns (Concept Art)

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What are your picks for the best looking games with isometric graphics? Make sure to post them below with visuals.

sources: RPG Codex Forums, CommandosHQ, Harebrained Schemes, DaveMcKay, AgeOfEmpires.com, Ubisoft

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conordalgarno
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Forgive me, but I'm pretty sure Robin Hood for example isn't actually isometric.

That may not be correct, but for all the people listing "Fallout", that is in fact trimetric.

Isometric does not mean "top down, angled a bit, made of pixels"