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.

Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive


Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines


Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Icewind Dale


Anno 1602

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood


Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Age of Empires II HD


Shadowrun Returns (Concept Art)

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,, Ubisoft