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.

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame is housed in ESL Digital Worlds: High Score exhibit at The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY.

Inducted Games

Inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are on permanent display in the ESL Digital Worlds: High Score exhibit located on the second floor in The Strong’s new expansion.

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Inducted: 2024 In 1978, Taito/Midway’s Space Invaders filled Japanese and North American arcades, knocking Atari off its throne as the king of coin-operated video games. Atari could have capitalized on the Space Invaders […]

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Inducted: 2024 Most games reward action, but Myst was something altogether different. The brainchild of brothers Robyn and Rand Miller, it gave players the chance to explore a haunting world in order to […]

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Resident Evil

Inducted: 2024 Although not the first horror-themed video game, Resident Evil (or Biohazard as it was known in Japan) was the first game to popularize what game publisher Capcom called the “survival horror” […]

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Inducted: 2024 Simulations are some of the oldest forms of video games, but few have had the popularity, influence, or staying power of SimCity. The germ of the idea for SimCity came from designer Will […]

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Ultima game boxes


Inducted: 2024 Ultima: The First Age of Darkness designer Richard Garriott seemed almost destined to create immersive video game worlds. The son of a professional artist and a NASA astronaut who had spent 60 […]

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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.

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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.

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Women in Games Artifact Tour

For decades, women have created video games and shaped our play, but their contributions have often been overlooked or obscured. Explore the work of female game industry innovators through artifacts in The Strong’s High Score exhibit.

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Is your favorite video game missing from the World Video Game Hall of Fame? Which games deserve a place in the hall of fame?

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Visit a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.