Four Beloved Games to Join Upstate NY Video Game Hall of Fame in ’23
The World Video Game Hall of Fame, housed in The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, has unveiled its Class of 2023. Four games will be inducted into the Hall this year, all of which had profound impacts on the video game industry at the time of their respective releases.
Which games were considered Hall-of-Fame worthy in 2023?
Four Games Included in Class of 2023 at World Video Game Hall of Fame
The Hall was opened in June of 2015, and is set to induct its ninth class of video games in 2023. Every game that enters these hallowed halls in Rochester must meet four basic criteria. Those are:
- Icon Status
- Geographical Reach
The Hall of Fame inducted six video games as part of its inaugural class in 2015. Those games were Doom, Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros. and World of Warcraft. A number of notable titles have been added to the Hall of Fame since that time, including The Legend of Zelda, Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Minecraft and more.
Last year's Hall of Fame induction class included Dance-Dance Revolution, Ms. Pac-Man, Sid Meier's Civilization and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Scroll below to see which four video games will be inducted as part of the Class of 2023, and which other finalists were left on the outside looking in this year.