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World Video Game Hall of Fame

During an online ceremony today, the Strong National Museum of Play announced the inductees for the 2021 World Video Game Hall of Fame. Animal Crossing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarCraft, and And Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? have been chosen.

The finalists were announced last month. Call of Duty, FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Guitar Hero, Mattel Football, Pole Position, Portal, and Tron were also nominated, but will not be inducted.

Inductees of previous years can be found below.

The Strong will again be inducting new games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Today, the twelve finalists were revealed, including the original Animal Crossing.

The full lineup is as follows:

The Strong National Museum of Play today announced the final lineup for its 2020 inductees. Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest, and Minecraft have all been selected.

Back in March, the original twelve nominees were announced. Frogger, Goldeneye 007, Guitar Hero, NBA Jam, Nokia Snake, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego were ultimately not chosen.

To recap, below are the inductees from previous years:

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame has revealed the twelve finalists for 2020 induction. A number of games are actually returning such as Super Smash Bros. Melee. There are brand new nominees as well, including GoldenEye 007.

The full lineup is as follows:

Twelve finalists were recently announced for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The field has been narrowed down, and three inductees have now been selected. Super Smash Bros. Melee didn’t make it in the end, but Super Mario Kart has been chosen. The SNES racer will be joined by Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, and Mortal Kombat.

These new inductees are on permanent view at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. They can be found on the second floor along with past winners.

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The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame today announced the twelve finalists for induction. Nintendo has solid representation once again this year with Super Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

The full lineup is as follows:

The Strong and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games have announced the 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists. Highlights include Metroid, Minecraft, and Ms. Pac-Man.

The full lineup of nominees is as follows:

The World Video Game Hall of Fame in its 2017 edition has inducted four new games that deserve it because of how they affected the video game industry: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red & Green, and Street Fighter II.

The original Donkey Kong arcade game has been inducted because of how it helped to launch the career of one Shigeru Miyamoto, as well as counting as the first appearance of characters Donkey Kong and Super Mario (who was known as Jumpman).

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted several games over the past couple of years, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and more. This year’s nominees were announced today.

Returning from 2016 is Pokemon Red/Green, which has another opportunity to gain entrance. Other highlights include Donkey Kong and Wii Sports.

The full lineup of nominees is as follows:

Donkey Kong
Final Fantasy VII
Halo: Combat Evolved
Microsoft Windows Solitaire
Mortal Kombat
Myst
Pokemon Red and Green
Portal
Resident Evil
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider
Wii Sports

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Update (5/6): Bumped to the top. Added in Nintendo’s official announcement after the break.


Original (5/5): At the end of March, twelve games were announced as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The actual inductees have now been announced.

Six new titles will be joining the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The lineup is as follows:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Invaders

In case you’re curious, the inaugural class from last year included:

  • Doom
  • Pac-Man
  • Pong
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • World of Warcraft