Video Game Hall of Fame nominees include Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, and more

The Strong Museum has announced its 12 finalists for the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. These various titles span decades, spanning a wide range of genres and developers. With voting now available to the public, this year’s lineup includes many fan favorites.

One of the standouts among the crowd includes Nintendo’s fan favorite Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The innovative action-adventure game was originally released in 1998 and was Nintendo’s first 3D game. Since its release, Ocarina of time has won countless accolades and is widely regarded as one of the long-running franchises’ most beloved entries.

Two other long-running franchises with induction potential include Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and Capcom resident Evil. Both respective titles have been hugely successful over the years, earning countless additions and sequels across multiple consoles and generations. Being the first entry in both series eligible for induction, it might be a while before we see any of these titles’ sequels on the list.

The full list includes:

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • candy Crush
  • dance dance revolution
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Mrs. Pac-Man
  • NBA jam
  • PaRappa the rapper
  • resident Evil
  • Thug
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization
  • Words between friends

Almost every game on the Strong Museum’s finalist list has been hugely influential in the gaming industry. candy Crush for resident Evilthese games have built significant fanbases and communities and all have their own title in the Video Game Hall of Fame.

Fans interested in competing for their favorite game to be inducted can vote on the Strong Museum’s website. Players can vote once per day until the polls close at midnight on March 24, with the final inductees revealed on Thursday, May 5.

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