New York-based video game exhibition The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Overall, the list has quite a few recognizable games:
- Animal Crossing
- Call of Duty
- FIFA International Soccer (developed by a small Canadian team that would later go on to become EA Canada)
- Guitar Hero
- Mattel Football
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Pole Position
- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
The final picks for 2021 will be announced at The Strong Museum on Thursday, May 6th at 10:30am ET.
When nominating a game, The Strong committee looks at four factors: “icon status,” “longevity,” “geographical reach” and “influence.”
Other games that have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame include Doom, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, The Legend of Zelda, Pong, Pokémon Red and Green and Final Fantasy VII.