This year’s inductees into The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame were announced earlier today, immortalizing the likes of The Sims and Space Invaders for their roles in having “significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general.”
Sitting proudly alongside those two, the other four games selected for induction this time around are Grand Theft Auto III, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Legend Of Zelda and The Oregon Trail, all of which “span multiple decades, countries of origin and gaming platforms,” says the post.
The entrants were confirmed as part of an event in Rochester, New York and came out on top after a fierce competition with the likes of Minecraft, Street Fighter II, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy, which didn’t quite make the cut this time around.
For Museum of Play’s full rundown of each title and why they were chosen, you can head over to the relevant page by clicking here.
Established in 2015, the World Video Game Hall of Fame was formed to “recognize individual electronic games of all types that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general.” Last year’s inductees were DOOM, Pong, World of Warcraft, Pac-Man, Tetris and Super Mario Bros.
Source: Museum of Play