thestrong_2017videogamesThe Strong National Museum of Play inducted Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The final four were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that included Final Fantasy VII, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Portal, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Wii Sports. The four inductees span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong was established in 2015 to recognize individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that were popular over a sustained period.