Finalists for World Video Game Hall of Fame announced

The debate of what is the greatest game of all time has been going on for decades and will continue to be debated for decades to come. Regardless of what you may think, we can all agree there have been some amazing games released over the years. The finalists for this year’s The World Video Game Hall of Fame have been revealed.

Every year, the Strong National Museum of Play releases a list of games that will be voted on to reach the Hall of Fame. The museum is located Downtown, Rochester, New York. Of the games listed, only four games will be inducted. If you want to participate, you can vote as well. The three games that receive the most votes will form a “Player’s Choice” Ballot. Voting is currently open and you can vote once per day. Voting is open until April 4th. This year’s finalists are:

  • Asteroids
  • Call of Duty
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Half-Life
  • John Madden Football
  • King’s Quest
  • Metroid
  • Minecraft
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Spacewar!
  • Tomb Raider

The 2018 inductees into the hall of fame will be announced during a ceremony on May 3rd. The Hall of Fame takes in 27 advisory committee ballots. The previously mentioned Player’s Choice Ballot will join the other 27 ballots. The World Video Game Hall of Fame is relatively young with 16 games so far in the Hall of Fame. Last year’s inductees were Pokemon Red and Green, Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong, and Halo: Combat Evolved. Other games to have been inducted in the past includes DOOM, Super Mario Bros., World of Warcraft and many more. Of all the finalists listed, who do you want to be inducted in the World Video Game Hall of Fame? Comment down below your picks. For anything else World Video Game Hall of Fame or gaming related, stay tuned to us here at Gamer Professional.

Published by Justin Carey

When I was a kid, I would play countless hours with my brother and father in games like Madden and NBA 2K. Today, whether it's a huge RPG to be explored or a small indie waiting to tell its own story, I'm ready to pick up the controller and play. For over a decade, I've watched how the videogame landscape has changed and evolved which has me excited for what is to come in the near future.