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Six Games Inducted Into World Video Game Hall Of Fame

by Mike Futter on May 05, 2016 at 05:22 AM

The second class of World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees has been announced. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, has whittled down the list of fifteen nominees to six new entrants.

The new inductees include:

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

These six bring the total number of inductees to twelve. They join the following games in the inaugural class:

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

You can learn more about the World Video Game Hall of Fame on the Strong National Museum of Play. (Disclosure: Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara was a member of the selection committee.)

[Source: World Video Game Hall of Fame]

 

Our Take
Congratulations to the winners. I’m pleased that there is a balance of genres as well as games appropriate for younger audiences and mature gamers. It sends a compelling message that the medium is diverse, with experiences that are designed for a wide range of individuals.