Call of Duty and Final Fantasy VII Up for Induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Kenneth ShepardMar 27, 2018
Call of Duty and Final Fantasy VII Up for Induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong Museum has announced the 12 games up for induction in its 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The 12 finalists, which range from RPGs like Final Fantasy VII to rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution, include the following games:

• Asteroids
• Call of Duty
• Dance Dance Revolution
Final Fantasy VII
• Half-Life
• John Madden Football
• King’s Quest
Minecraft
• Ms. Pac-Man
• Spacewar!
Tomb Raider

The winners will be decided by the members of the International Selection Advisory Committee, “a supporting group composed of journalists, scholars, and other individuals familiar with the history of video games and their role in society.” However, the public is able to vote on which games they believe should also be inducted from March 27 to April 4, the winner of which will be inducted as part of a “Player’s Choice” ballot. The inductees will be officially announced at a ceremony at The Strong on May 3.

Whichever games end up inducted will join the likes of Super Mario Bros., Halo: Combat Evolved, Tetris, and Street Fighter II as games recognized in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Based in Rochester, New York, The Strong began inducting games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2015 with Tetris, World of Warcraft, Super Mario Bros., Doom, Pac-Man, and Pong. 2016 followed with Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, and The Sims. Last year’s inductees included Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokemon Red & Green, and Street Fighter II. Each game that has been added to the Hall of Fame is on permanent display at the museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit.


Liked this article and want to read more like it? Check out more of Kenneth Shepard’s reviews, such as Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s bonus episode, and find out why Kenneth thinks Danganronpa V3’s ending makes a polarizing case for letting the series go!

Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out the First 15: FeMonster Hunter World Beta: the Insatiable NergiganteDissidia Final Fantasy NT,  Star Wars Battlefront IISonic Forces + Episode Shadow, and  Super Mario Odyssey!

Don’t forget to tune in every Friday the Pixels & Ink Podcast to hear the latest news, previews, and in-depth game discussions!

Never miss when new CGM articles go out by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

CGMagazine is Canada’s premiere comics and gaming magazine. Subscribe today to get the best of CGM delivered right to your door! Never miss when a new issue goes live by subscribing to our newsletter! Signing up gives you exclusive entry into our contest pool. Sign up once, you’ll have a chance to win! Sign up today!