The World Video Game Hall of Fame® at The Strong recognizes individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—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. Inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame—DOOM, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pong, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft—are on permanent view in the museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit.
Anyone may nominate a game to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Nominations made by February 28, 2017 will be considered for the 2017 induction.
Situated at The Strong
The Strong is a highly interactive museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. Through the World Video Game Hall of Fame and its other key programmatic elements—the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play—The Strong explores play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.
At 55,000 items and growing, The Strong’s collection of video games, other electronic games, and electronic game-related historical materials is the largest and most comprehensive public assemblage of such items anywhere. These materials sit alongside and complement more than 400,000 other objects held by The Strong, and altogether they make up the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, books, photographs, documents, and other historical materials related to play.