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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur's Gate 2 is the game you play if you have lots of free time on your hands. You'll struggle to walk away from it once you start, because it's just that good. Set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, the game begins with your character being held captive. Shortly thereafter, you escape, only to see one of your companions captured. Your battle to rescue her, and take out the evil wizard who is holding her captive, is the main plot of the game. Baldur's Gate 2 is one of the quintessential isometric RPGs, and it's a must-play for any fan of the genre. You can play the original Baldur's Gate first if you like, but it's not required. Still, that would be a great time.