Isometric RPG refers to role-playing video games that feature an isometric view, which is a visual perspective that allows players to see the game world from a top-down, angled viewpoint. This type of perspective was popularized in classic RPGs such as Baldur’s Gate and Fallout.
I love isometric RPG games for several different reasons. Firstly, the angled view provides a clear view of the game world and its environments, allowing you to easily navigate and explore. Secondly, the isometric perspective provides a good view of details and the environment. Thirdly, the isometric view allows for a more strategic approach to combat, you can see all the battlefield and plan their tactics accordingly. Finally, the isometric view can be aesthetically appealing, adding to the overall immersion of the game world.
Of course, that’s just my opinion. To make up your own mind, you can try the top 27 isometric RPG games I’ve listed below. Let’s get this started and have fun fellow role playing game enjoyers.
1. Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the latest game of the classic Baldur’s Gate RPG series. Players explore a vast world filled with dangerous creatures and ancient magic. They make choices and engage in tactical turn-based combat, recruiting new companions and building relationships along the way.
The game features rich storytelling with single-player and co-op options.
Even though the game is in early access, mod community already created hundreds of mods. This game might be like Skyrim in terms of modding in the full release. Here is my top 20 list of best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods.
2. Divinity Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the highly acclaimed sequel to the original game. The game features improved graphics, new characters, and expanded content.
Players can choose to play as one of several unique races and delve straight into the game’s deep and reactive world.
Just don’t let turn-based combat be a turn off to you. Because it’s possibly the best turn-based RPG game of all times.
3. Divinity Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin is a classic RPG that features turn-based combat and an immersive single-player and co-op experience.
Players can customize their characters, explore a vast world, and make choices that impact the story’s outcome.
Also, after completing the Divinity Original Sin, you can jump right into the second game, which is equally good.
This is an open-world, sandbox-style role-playing game set in a brutal, post-apocalyptic universe.
Players control a customizable character and explore the vast, dangerous world filled with warring factions, natural dangers, and ancient ruins.
The game features base-building, crafting, and real-time tactical combat. All in all, the game is great, except the story. There isn’t a main story quest. Instead, player writes his / her own story in the sandbox world of Kenshi.
5. Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium is a narrative-driven role-playing game set in a corrupt, dystopian city. Players control a police detective and make decisions that impact the story, relationships, and endings. The game features a unique dialogue system, surreal writing, and branching paths like non other.
In my opinion, Disco Elysium is the best dialogue focused RPG game of all times. I’m okay with combat in RPGs, but the dialogue and choices are all that really matters.
6. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game set in a fantasy world filled with magic, mythical creatures, and ancient ruins. The game features deep choices, branching storylines, and strategic combat.
Players control a ship captain and embark on quests, battles, and exploration throughout the Deadfire Archipelago.
Tyranny is a single-player RPG set in a world where evil has already won. Players take on the role of a powerful and feared agent of the Overlord, tasked with bringing order and stability to the world through any means necessary. Of course, player can always go the opposite way and challenge the current world order.
The game features unique dialogues, challenging tactical play, and a complex story that will keep players engaged for hours.
Throughout the game, players will make choices that will impact the outcome of the story and the fate of the world. As they explore a richly detailed world filled with magic, mystery, and danger.
8. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a single-player RPG set in the rich and complex world of the Pathfinder tabletop RPG.
Players take on the role of a powerful hero leading a party of adventurers as they battle against a horde of demons and other evil forces that threaten the land.
This game too is filled with complex moral choices and unpredictable consequences. Also, this game is the sequel of Pathfinder: Kingmaker. So, better check that out too.
9. Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is a classic-style RPG set in a richly detailed world filled with all kinds of magic.
Players take on the role of a hero with unique abilities and must navigate a complex and unpredictable world as they explore ancient ruins, battle fearsome creatures, and make choices that will shape their destiny.
Prepare to be enchanted by a magical world.
10. Solasta: Crown of the Magister
Solasta: Crown of the Magister is just another turn-based isometric RPG that takes place in a high-fantasy world filled with magic, and adventure.
Players take on the role of a group of heroes and must navigate a richly detailed world filled with challenging battles, puzzles, and moral dilemmas as they search for a legendary artifact.
The game offers character development, tactical battles, and an epic story that explores the power of magic and the nature of heroism.
11. Wasteland 3
Wasteland 3 is a post-apocalyptic turn-based RPG set in a harsh and unforgiving world.
Players take on the role of a team of Desert Rangers, who must navigate a dangerous landscape filled with raiders, mutated creatures, and other dangers as they try to rebuild civilization and restore order.
Of course, as expected player must make complex moral choices and face unpredictable consequences.
12. The Banner Saga 3
The Banner Saga 3 is the final game of the popular RPG series that follows a caravan of warriors and refugees as they journey through a world on the brink of disaster.
Players must make choices that will impact the outcome of the story and the fate of their characters, all while engaging in tactical combat against a variety of enemies.
The game features hand-drawn animation, an epic soundtrack, and a richly detailed world of northern mythology.
13. Last Epoch
Last Epoch is an action RPG that takes place in a world on the brink of destruction. Players take on the role of a hero and embark on a journey to save the world, facing off against powerful enemies, uncovering ancient secrets, and discovering the truth about the world they inhabit.
Though the reason I like this game too much is the necromancer class. You know, there aren’t many necromancer role playing games out there.
14. Children of Morta
Children of Morta is a single-player action RPG that follows the story of a family of heroes as they defend their land from a mysterious evil.
Players take on the role of different family members, each with their own unique abilities and skills, and must navigate a variety of environments and defeat waves of enemies.
The game features fast-paced combat, a beautiful art style, and an engaging story that explores the bonds of family and the importance of sacrifice.
15. Path of Exile
Path of Exile is a free-to-play online action RPG set in a dark, grim world filled with monsters. It’s the online enhanced version of Diablo in the eyes of many.
Players take on the role of an exile and must navigate the world, make choices, and interact with a variety of characters as they seek to uncover the truth about their past and the world they inhabit.
Since the game is filled with thriving online community of players, it’s one of those isometric RPGs definitely worth checking out.
16. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is a farming simulation RPG that allows players to create and manage their own farm, build relationships with the residents of a small town, and explore the surrounding wilderness.
Players must plant crops, raise animals, mine for resources, and craft items in order to grow their farm and build their community.
It’s definitely one of the most popular video games of all times. As can be seen on its steam page, Stardew Valley’s user reviews are %98 positive.
17. Grim Dawn
Oh, what a grim name for a video game. Grim Dawn is an action RPG set in a dark, post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction.
Players take on the role of a survivor and must navigate the world, make choices, and interact with a variety of characters as they seek to uncover the truth about the mysterious forces that threaten the world.
TaleSpire is a multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create and share their own stories and adventures.
Basically, it opens up a way to play pen and paper RPGs online. So, no single player.
Players use a flexible, intuitive toolset to create their own campaign maps, characters, and stories, and can then share their creations with friends or the wider community.
19. Torchlight II
Torchlight II is an action RPG that takes place in a fantastical world filled with magic and adventure.
Since it’s an old game, don’t expect fancy graphics, or smooth gameplay. Still, it’s a gem worth playing, or re-visiting.
The game is known for its memorable environments, diverse character classes, and addictive gameplay mechanics.
20. Titan Quest
Titan Quest is an action RPG set in a fantastical ancient world filled with gods, monsters, and heroes. If you like ancient Greek mythology, you’ll love Titan Quest. Though its graphics are bit outdated. Since it’s an old game.
In this game, player takes on the role of a hero and embark on a journey to defeat the Titans. So that the world would be saved. Vast world to explore awaits.
21. Torment: Tides of Numenera
Torment: Tides of Numenera is one of the most philosophical, and deep role-playing game. It has rich story that’ll haunt you for quite some time.
In Torment, player takes on the role of the Last Castoff, a being created by an ancient civilization. Castoff must navigate the world, make choices, and interact with a variety of characters, seeking to uncover the truth about his existence.
It’s also the spiritual successor of cult classic RPG Planescape: Torment.
Gamedec is an isometric detective RPG game that takes place in a futuristic world where players take on the role of a detective. Who’s tasked to solve the crimes in the virtual reality.
Player must gather information, make choices, and solve complex cases in a world where the line between the virtual and the real is blurred.
The game features a branching story, and a detective system that allows players to approach cases in a variety of ways.
23. Shadowrun Series
Shadowrun: Hong Kong is an isometric cyberpunk RPG set in the futuristic Shadowrun universe.
Player takes on the role of a Shadowrunner, a member of a criminal underworld, tasked with completing various missions.
The game features a deep branching story, a variety of character classes, and challenging tactical combat. Go on and try it. Because you can’t find many cyberpunk RPGs.
24. Black Geyser
Here is just another isometric RPG that takes place in a dark fantasy world. It’s an old school game, inspired by genre classic.
As expected from a RPG, your choices, good or evil, will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Isilmerald.
Party based turn-based combat is as good as it gets for a game like this, a game mainly focused on the story.
Here is something completely unique. Exanima is both isometric RPG and physics simulation game. It takes place in a dark, underground world filled with danger.
The game features the most realistic combat mechanics, as well as a deep crafting and inventory system.
Player must explore the dangerous dungeons, gather resources, and fight off deadly creatures in order to survive and uncover the secrets of the underworld.
Beware, it’s hard and not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you like it, you might get addicted.
26. Victor Vran
Victor Vran: ARPG is an action role-playing game that features a fast-paced combat. So, it’s a good game choice for blowing off some steam.
In the game, players take on the role of the Victor Vran, a monster hunter. Basically, the brother of Van Helsing.
The game let’s player explore a gothic world filled with demons, vampires, and other supernatural threats. Only to slay them for the greater good.
The game offers a variety of weapons, spells, and skills for players to master, as well as challenging dungeons to explore.
Dysmantle is a zombie survival action RPG game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world.
To survive, player must gather resources, craft weapons and tools, and fight off zombies.
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The game features a unique world-building mechanic where players can shape the environment and rebuild the world to their liking. In short, you can dismantle and make use of anything you can think of.