Zelda: Ocarina of Time joins the Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced this year’s finalists who are set to join the ranks of the most legendary titles of all time. Among these new inductees is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (and it was time).

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is a program that aims to shine a light on video games that have proven popularity and stand the test of time. This year’s titles are all-around heavy hitters and include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, dance dance revolution, Sid Meier’s Civilizationand classic arcade Ms. Pacman.

Titles such as those chosen to be added to the Hall of Fame are chosen through nominations, which can be submitted by anyone. These nominations are reviewed, and final decisions regarding inductees are made based on “advice from journalists, academics, and others familiar with the history of video games and their role in society.”

These four inductees were announced to the Video Game Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York on May 5. Museum visitors can now see them in all their glory, with lengthy biographies on each game and their importance, on the second floor of the museum.

Not all games can be inducted. There are plenty of finalists who didn’t quite make the cut this year, including Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with friends. These are perhaps a few titles to look forward to joining the 2022 inductees next year.

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