In the most unsurprising news of the year, 1998’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
While it’s not the first Legend of Zelda game to join the Hall of Fame, it’s great to see another game from the storied series making the list. The Strong World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes the incredible achievements and popularity of video games, and it also acknowledges the influence of certain games on the industry as a whole, pop culture, and society in general.
The Strong notes that Ocarina “set new standards for games with its freedom of movement in a three-dimensional world that felt expansive and vast, laying the foundation not just for the action games that would follow it, but for the gaming industry as a whole.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Ocarina of Time was inducted with a larger group of games this year that included some other titles you might recognize: Sid Meier’s Civilization, Ms. Pac-Man, and Dance Dance Revolution.
Located in Rochester, New York, The Strong National Museum of Play is one of the largest museums in the United States and claims to house the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.
[…] (It was also added to the Video Game Hall of Fame in 2022.) […]