The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Nominees; Includes Halo, Tomb Raider, FFVII, and More

The Strong National Museum of Play in New York has chosen its 2017 crop of games for induction into the Video Game Hall of Fame, including Halo and more.

With video games now having been a presence in entertainment for decades, the Strong National Museum of Play’s Video Game Hall of Fame has continued over the past few years to recognize the medium’s most iconic games, with the official nominees for induction in 2017 revealed.

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY has revealed their nominees for the museum’s Video Game Hall of Fame for induction in 2017, with 12 titles having eligible for inclusion in the exhibit. The full list of games can be found below:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Windows Solitaire
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Myst
  • Pokemon Red and Green
  • Portal
  • Resident Evil
  • Street Fighter II
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wii Sports

Each of the 12 games eligible for inclusion were nominated for their cultural significance and their “undeniable impact in the world of gaming and popular culture,” according to a statement from The Strong Museum’s Jon-Paul C. Dyson.

Nominees for the exhibit are voted on by the public, with entries from over 100 countries having made their way to the final nominees of 12 games, with the finalists chosen by an “international selection advisory committee” made up of various journalists and scholars involved with the games industry. This year’s nominations mark the third year of games being added to the museum’s Video Game Hall of Fame after previous ceremonies in 2015 and 2016.

The winners from this year’s nominees will be chosen during a ceremony on Thursday, May 4th at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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