Best Isometric games of all time

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Post by Cannibal Bob » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:12 am

It just occurred to me that no one has yet mentioned either Diablo or the Strike (Desert, Jungle etc.) games.

What's up with that? Or did I just miss it?

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Post by Scapegoat » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:46 am

thl wrote:Surprisingly nobody hasn't mentioned Pac-Mania, which is probably my favourite isometric game of the lot.
See first entry, page 4... :roll:

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Post by Kenz » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:31 am

I choose:-

Knight Lore (Speccy)
Get Dexter (Amstrad CPC)
Ant Attack (Speccy)
Last Ninja (C64)
Airball (Dragon 32 - just cos the Dragon never gets a mention!)
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Post by ivortheinjun » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:04 am

Cannibal Bob wrote:It just occurred to me that no one has yet mentioned either Diablo or the Strike (Desert, Jungle etc.) games.
Good shout, that. Jungle Strike was far and away my favourite of the series.

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Post by Madge » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:11 am

Not enough Bullfrog in this thread. How about Dungeon Keeper and Theme Hospital?

My personal vote, however, goes to X-COM: Enemy Unknown. Rarely has a game so gripped my imagination. My PlayStation went for months without showing me a single fancy polygon.
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Post by Rinoa » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:23 pm

Madge wrote:Theme Hospital?
Great game :D

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Post by Overheat » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:32 pm

My goodness isometric covers so many great games that it's hard to pinpoint just a few! But I'll try :)

Okay, so the first game that came to mind when I read the title was FIFA International Soccer on the Mega Drive, it propelled the football sim into new unheard of erm... dimensions, and it did it so well that the franchise is still running all these years later without one unsucessful sequel that I can recall (how many games can say that?)

But also, after reading through the posts so far, there are a few other games that I really need to give a mention to:

Populous - the reason that my Dad bought me an Amiga, and one of the first games I really played to death.

Fallout - An amazing open world where the player could do whatever they liked to any of the NPCs, when I first played this game I'd really never experienced anything like it.

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The Sims - I was torn between this and Sim City 2000, but I think I may have spent a few too many hours playing The Sims when I should have been doing more constructive things, and that really is what makes a great game, isn't it? :)
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Post by clarance » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:29 pm

I would like to mention A-Train - Sim City meets Railroad Tycoon, very underrated.
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Post by sirclive1 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:42 am

Just thought of a classic spectrum game - Nether earth , an amazing isometric rts game for its time.
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Post by SpecChum81 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:09 am

Great question!

There are some fantastic isometric games out there!

My favourites would have to be

Head Over Heels
Knight Lore
Haunting Staring Poulterguy
The Immortal
A-Train III
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Post by sscott » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:23 pm

Cadaver on the Amiga and like, everybody else Zaxxon, which I first played as a kid on my Colecovision.

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Post by thl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:15 am

Scapegoat wrote:
thl wrote:Surprisingly nobody hasn't mentioned Pac-Mania, which is probably my favourite isometric game of the lot.
See first entry, page 4... :roll:
Oh right. Didn't know you mentioned it before me.

Thanks.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:48 am

Yeah, I'll have to go with the Strike games as well!

Theme Hospital is also another game I love.

I did mention A-Train III, bit I'll throw them all in to the mix...
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Post by quantum » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:54 am

Populous 2 on the Amiga.

I remember playing this all of the Xmas holidays, back in 199?

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