The finalists this time are Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue and Words with friends. All of those are classics in their own right, but it’s hard to argue with any of the four choices.
Ocarina of Time entered the Hall of Fame as a first-time nominee. The first 3D Zelda title is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time and it remains the highest scoring game ever on Metacritic. It has paved the way for action games over the past two and a half decades. Ocarina of Time walk like that Breath of the Wild can run.
Influential Strategy and Simulation Title Sid Meier’s Civilization was first named a finalist in 2016 and again in 2019. Arcade icon Mrs. Pac-Man and DDR been shortlisted once before.
They join those who like ., Death, , and . As Eurogamer of note, Zelda and Pac-Man are the first two series to have more than one entry in the Video Game Hall of Fame, although Super Mario Kart also in there.
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