Video Game History in 4 Minutes

What games would you include if you had to present the history of video games in 4 minutes? That’s the challenge ICHEG exhibit designers faced when determining what to put in a montage of video game clips from the past 50 years. Each clip lasts about 10 seconds, and starting next week the video is on display in ICHEG’s eGameRevolution show at the Strong.

The CHEGheads had to decide whether to pick the most famous games or the most infamous; the best games or the most popular; the most loved or the most representative.

The exercise proved the power of both history and personal preference. Take a look and let us know what games you would have included or omitted.

Pong (1972)

Space Invaders (1978)

Pac-Man (1980)

Donkey Kong (1981)

Super Mario Bros (1985)

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (1985)

Tetris (1989)

Sim City (1991)

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

Street Fighter II (1991)

NBA Jam (1993)

Tomb Raider (1996)

Diddy Kong Racing (1997)

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time(1998)

Half-Life (1999)

Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue (1999)

The Sims (2000)

Bejeweled (2001)

Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

Metroid Prime (2002)

World of Warcraft (2004)

Nintendogs (2005)

Wii Sports (2005)