World Video Game Hall of Fame
Explore some of the most influential video games of all time!
The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is housed at The Strong museum in Rochester, NY.
Inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are on permanent view near the museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit.
Barbie Fashion Designer
Inducted: 2023 In 1996, at a time when most games were marketed toward male players, Barbie Fashion Designer proved that a game designed for girls could succeed. Widely acknowledged as the first market success […]View Details
Inducted: 2023 There was no video game industry in 1970. The games that we’d now call video games were still mostly locked away on computers in university and research labs, inaccessible to the public. […]View Details
The Last of Us
Inducted: 2023 Post-apocalyptic settings and zombie enemies have cropped up in countless popular video games, not to mention books, films, and television shows. So it can be difficult to imagine how a newcomer could […]View Details
Inducted: 2023 If Atari’s Pong (1972) helped usher in the video game revolution with a simple tennis game, more than three decades later Nintendo’s Wii Sports returned video games to the masses with simple, […]View Details
Explore the History of Video Games
Discover the historical and cultural significance of video games and other electronic games through online exhibits produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Video Game History Timeline
Explore the history of video games, understand how the industry began and evolved, and discover the impact that electronic games have had on how people play, learn, and connect with each other.
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects
Drawing on the unique collection of The Strong museum, this book chronicles the evolution of video games—from Pong to first-person shooters—through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation.
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Visit a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.