The Strong National Museum in New York has named four games to the Hall of Fame in 2022.Here are comments from the staff about each of the winners.Ms.Pac-Man (1981)Ms.Pac-Man signaled the involvement of both genders in video games.There was no gender divide in early video games, but there certainly was one in arcade advertising at the time.By introducing the first widely known female character in video games, Ms.Pac-Man marked a turn in the cultural debate about the place of women in the arcade industry as well as in society at large.Julia Novakovic, Senior ArchivistDance Dance Revolution (1998)As the title suggests, Dance Dance Revolution truly revolutionized the medium of music games.Music has been an integral part of human life since prehistoric times, so it's no surprise that DDR was popular with all ages, genders, and countries.Lindsey Kurano, Video Game CuratorThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)Even today, developers all over the world feel that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time influences the way they make entertainment.The game's vast three-dimensional world, dynamic battles, complex puzzles and time-travel story make it an unforgettable experience.Andrew Borman, Digital Games CuratorSid Meier's Civilization (1991)The game's engaging essence, described by its creator Sid Meier as \"another move\", and the almost unlimited freedom of choice that eliminates monotony, led Computer Gaming World magazine in 1996 to rank Civilization the best video game of all time.In total, given the incredibly long sessions, players have spent more than a billion hours in the Civilization series.Jon-Paul Dyson (Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the International Center for Electronic Game History The StrongOther contenders this year are Assassin's Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue and Words with Friends.We wrote more about them here.Last years' triumphators and nominees: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Home Industry The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sid Meier's Civilization, Ms.Pac-Man, and Dance Dance Dance Revolution
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