The 2017 Hall of Famers are here.
Four new games have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this at The Strong National Museum of Play.
Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokemon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II were chosen over a list of impressive finalists to join the elite lineup due to their significant effects on their genres and the industry as a whole.
The new inductees cover multiple decades and styles of play and join games such as Super Mario Bros, Tetris, and World of Warcraft on the esteemed list.
This year’s selection was chosen from a narrowed down bank of 12 finalists, which include Final Fantasy VII, Portal, Tomb Raider and Wii Sports. Ultimately only so many games can be inducted each year, and anyone can nominate games to be considered for the Hall of Fame on The Strong’s website.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame was only started in 2015 and has been established to recognise any individual electronic games that are deemed worthy to join the ranks.
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