Zelda: Ocarina of Time and three other games in the Hall of Fame of The Strong National Museum of Play

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Ms. Pac-Man and Dance Dance Revolution have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame of the Strong National Museum of Play. Finalists for the 2022 selection had been announced in March.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most influential games of all time.

The list also included: Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with Friends. All of these titles did not make it.

Andrew Borman, curator of digital games, said about the inclusion of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in the Hall of Fame, “Even today, developers around the world say that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has influenced the way they create games. The vast 3D world from which the game is composed, the fluid combat system, the complex puzzles, and the story that changes over time combine to inspire wonder in gamers, who have never forgotten it.”

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has been active since 2015 and includes games such as The Legend of Zelda (the 0riginal for NES), Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, Super Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing, among those from Nintendo.