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
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, AgeOfEmpires.com, Ubisoft