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The Strong, an interactive Museum dedicated to history and exploration of play, announced fifteen finalists for the second annual Video Game Hall of Fame.

STRONG Nominees

Nintendo favorites such as Final Fantasy, Pokemon Red & Green, Street Fighter II and The Legend of Zelda pack the list of classic games, alongside titles from other platforms like Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto III and Minecraft. You can take a look at the full list below:

Final Fantasy
Grand Theft Auto III
John Madden Football
The Legend of Zelda
The Oregon Trail
Pokémon Red and Green
Sid Meier’s Civilization
The Sims
Sonic the Hedgehog
Space Invaders
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider

Strong takes several factors into account when choosing a nominee including icon status, longevity, and influence.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, the game is widely recognized and remembered; longevity, the game is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time; geographical reach, the game meets the above criteria across international boundaries; and influence, the game has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general. (A game may be inducted on the basis of the last criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.)

New inductees will be announced on May 5th. Which titles do you want to grace the halls of the Strong Museum? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.