Assassin’s Creed and Ocarina Of Time shortlisted for Video Game Hall of Fame

the original Assassin’s Creed and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are among the classic games currently shortlisted for inclusion in the 2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The New York-based Strong National Museum of Play announced the 12 finalists earlier this week, with just a few of the titles to be inducted in May. Successful inductees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including how recognizable and revered they are around the world.

Why not take a look at some of our favorite games from last year below? Potential future Hall Of Famers, one and all.

The potential 2022 finalists are: Assassin’s Creed, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Candy Crush Saga, Dance Dance Revolution, Minesweeper, Ms. Pac Man, NBA Jam, PaRappa The Rapper, resident EvilThief, Civilization of Sid Meier, and Words between friends.

“This year’s 12 finalists showcase the breadth and depth of the video game world,” Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong International Center for Electronic Game History, said in a press release. “There are real icons like Ms. Pacmangames that changed the industry like Thugand smartphone games that have made gamers hundreds of millions, like Candy Crush Saga and Words between friends.”

The 12 games were chosen from a list of thousands of nominations. Fans can also vote for their favorite among the finalists until March 24 by heading to worldvideogamehalloffame.org. The winners will be announced on May 5.

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