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.
Dance Dance Revolution
Inducted Year: 2022 Music has been an integral part of human life since prehistoric times, so it comes as no surprise that musical games enjoy a unique popularity that spans ages, genders, and regions. […]View Details
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Inducted Year: 2022 Released in 1998 for Nintendo 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the first of the series to feature 3D graphics. Led by Shigeru Miyamoto, Ocarina of Time set […]View Details
Inducted Year: 2022 In 1980, Pac-Man captivated popular culture around the world with its mesmerizing but accessible gameplay and its cute, dot-munching hero. Millions of players fell in love with this simple maze chase […]View Details
Sid Meier’s Civilization
Inducted Year: 2022 Steeped in the tradition of early strategy board games from companies such as Avalon Hill, including one called Civilization from 1980, Sid Meier sought to develop a computer game that allowed […]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.