See the 2024 Finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

See the 2024 Finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Multiple video game disc cases and cartridges in front of a grey background

Photo: The Strong National Museum of Play

This story originally appeared on Kotaku.

Every year the video game industry gets together during the Game Awards to celebrate the latest and greatest in interactive entertainment. But what about recognizing old games as the best of the best, the ones that boldly innovated new possibilities and paved the way for the best games of today? That’s where the World Video Game Hall of Fame comes in. Organized by and housed at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, the Hall of Fame recognizes those games that have had a large influence on video games and popular culture at large. Current inductees include games like The Last of Us, Wii Sports, and Tetris.

On March 14, the Strong announced its annual list of finalists for potential induction into the Hall of Fame. The public can vote on the 12 finalists, and the top three games from the public vote will be submitted on a ballot alongside other ballots from the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The final inductees will be revealed on Thursday, May 9.

Here are 2024’s 12 finalists for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame and why, according to the Strong, they are worthy of inclusion.

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