The Strong Museum has announced the nominees who will take their rightful place in the Video Game Hall of Fame
New York's The Strong Museum has announced its nominees for the video game Hall of Fame.
Here's What We Know
The selection of games is determined by a multitude of criteria, including cultural impact, industry significance, fame and popularity. Most importantly, games must be iconic, recognizable, recognized by millions of gamers and critics, and have an impact on the video game industry and popular culture.
A strict jury selects the most worthy interactive entertainment from thousands of applicants.
Don't be surprised if we don't see any contemporary blockbusters on our annual list of nominees, as their impact on the industry is extremely difficult to gauge at this point in time.
Everyone can take part in the online voting, which runs until March 22nd. The opinion of gamers will be considered in determining the winners, who will be announced by a strict jury on May 4.
The following games have been nominated for inclusion in the Hall of Fame in 2023:
- Age of Empires (1997) - The iconic real-time strategy game was Microsoft's best-selling game and launched the popular franchise;
- Angry Birds (2009) - demonstrated that mobile games can also enjoy immense popularity. The game has been downloaded over 2 billion times!
- Barbie Fashion Designer (1996) - a game that showed that the female audience was also interested in video games and actively playing them;
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) - the game from Activision changed the quality standards of modern shooters;
- Computer Space (1971) - the first commercial video game in history which showed that interactive entertainment is the future;
- FIFA International Soccer (1993) - Became the progenitor of one of the most popular video game franchises;
- GoldenEye 007 (1997) - the spy shooter was remembered not only for its interesting storyline and addictive gameplay, but also for its innovative approach to multiplayer elements;
- The Last of Us (2013) - Naughty Dog's action game was one of the best and most highly rated story games in industry history;
- NBA 2K (1999) - one of the best sports simulation games, setting the trend for realism;
- Quake (1996) - a 3D first-person shooter that without exaggeration turned the video game industry upside down. The game was notable for its innovative code, which is still relevant 25 years later. Also, it was Quake that contributed to the birth of cyber sports;
- Wii Sports (2006) - a game for the Nintendo Wii console attracted a huge audience of players of all ages thanks to its simple controls and intuitive gameplay;
- Wizardry (1981) - was one of the first games to lay the foundation for turn-based fantasy RPGs.