Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Ocarina of Time, Ms. Pac-Man and DDR

Seven years after its creation, some of the best video games of all time are inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, which houses the Hall of Fame, announced Thursday that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, M/s. Pac man, by Sid Meier Civilizationand dance dance revolution make up the Hall class of 2022.

For M/s. Pac manthe museum called its enemies and labyrinths more sophisticated compared to the original Pac man. More importantly, the museum representative wrote, Ms. Pac-Man helped change the idea that video games were just for men.

With dance dance revolutionthe museum highlighted his influence on the genre of peripheral-based music games, particularly the mainstream phenomena that later appeared in Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

For Civilizationthe museum praised the series as one that emphasizes creation rather than destruction – something still not necessarily common to video games now, and was even less so in 1991.

To finish, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeThe quote from indicates that the 1998 game defined the potential of 3D action games, for generations to come, and shed light on its influence on many modern developers.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame was established in 2015 to recognize outstanding arcade, console, computer, handheld and mobile games. Fans can already name games for the Class of 2023; the finalists will ultimately be chosen on the advice of journalists, academics and connoisseurs of video game history.

The Class of 2022 joins 32 other games in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Here are all 36 members: