The Legend of Zelda
The Oregon Trail
Sonic the Hedgehog
Super Mario Bros.
World of Warcraft
A pretty solid game list if I do say so. It was based off 4 criteria. Icon-status" (i.e., wide recognition), longevity ("more than a passing fad"), geographical reach, and overall influence (on games, entertainment, pop culture, etc.).
I think Zork is solidly missing.. but otherwise can safely say i've played each and every one of these hits.. 🙂 What do you think of this list… anything missing?
I am so glad that Candy Crush wasn't even considered.
Legend of Zelda gets my vote. Although I feel Super Mario Brothers is worthy as well… Angry Birds? Hahahaha hahahahaha what a joke.
It is a pretty solid list but seriously Angry Birds? I think a few are missing like Call of Duty or Maddon.
And how about the Secret of Mana?
Zork definitely needs to be on this list.
Legend of Zelda all the way.
Good Call Final Fantasy does deserve to be on the list too
What, no Rogue?
Just off the top of my head Ultima, Elite, MS Flight Simulator, Civilization, Sim City, Warcraft, and I agree about Zork. I'd take off the Sims and Angry Birds, but of course that's more than 15….tough choices.
How did Atari Adventure not make this list?
Everquest really deserves a nod here as well for helping start the MMO surge that WoW capitalized on.
I don't get ho FIFA made it, outside of popularity.
Okay…I am a little (and by a little, A LOT) surprised that Street Fighter II (in any incarnation) did not make it.
I'm Suprised halo isn't on here maybe too soon?
Considering the criteria only this list seems on target. I do agree with Amanda about Zork as well.
That is odd that there are no 2D fighting games on there like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, et al. That's not a passing genre of games.
I totally agree with that list except for one thing, Maniac Mansion for the NES needs to be on that list.
As it was the first "walk around the map type of game that inspired almost every single video game today such as MMORPG's, GTA online etc"
I think the concept of letting modern games in is silly. A game should be say at least 10 years old (I'd say 20) before it's nominated. Otherwise the longevity aspect is meaningless.
I would replace angry birds and the sims with zork and sim city. I'm guessing they put angry bird in there because they wanted a modern mobile game and angry birds makes the most sense of any out there.
I can get behind swapping out The Sims with a more iconic item from the brand/ I am wondering if Sim City 2000 would be a better fit with the improved game-play and overall larger play-base
This list really needs a Civilization game some place as well.
+Jason Ansaldo TRUTH. Or Age of Empires.
+Paul Mallett I agree with your thoughts and sentiment that opinion. Well said, Paul.
+Jason Ansaldo Sim city 2000 has a larger play-base? The sims is one of the best selling games of all time, as of 2013 it has sold more that 175 million copies worldwide.
Also the Sims. Pathetic.
+Andrew Scarella I was going from memory, so I may be mistaken. I had thought 2000 out sold the original.
I do agree with the Oregon Trail because that was an awesome game; fun times in the 1980s for me
how is ocarina of time not in here?
Sims was the best game ever!!
Wow some oldies in here.. The games seem to fit the description very well. For my part I would drop 1 or 2 of tetris / pong / space invaders / packman as they all seen to fill the same gap. The origon trail is not something I have ever heard of either. My replacements would be civilisation, and a driving game like mario kart or need for speed.
What about Toejam & Earl?
+Leah McKean loved that game
FIFA? Really? How many are actually chosen for induction?
I'd go with the 5 most important: Pong, Tetris, Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man and Doom and build from there.
+Rob Hamilton FIFA has geographical reach in spades…
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My vote is for Tetris.
Haha, The Oregon Trail. That game is awesome.
They should take doom out
Yep, I've played all of 'em at least once (and some of them obsessively). Zork is definitely missing, though.
I still have my original Pac-Man tabletop game (there on your left bottom corner), and it still works just as well as it did in 1982! I play it more than any other video game system I own, too (which include several PSs, Nintendos and Ataris).
as for the list… how about Pole Position? It's the grand-daddy of Mario Kart, and just about any driving-themed game out there. (and not putting Street Fighter II/III/etc but instead having Oregon Trail and Pokemon is also wrong)
+Andrew Smith I know, but on a list of the greatest, most important games of all time?
+Rob Hamilton I know I personally spend more time playing FIFA than any other sports genre.. It certainly has the longgevity (windows 98 was the firts os I used), global reach, and in europe the recognition. In terms of sports, its first with championship manager a distant second.
The Sims for sure…groundbreaking.
I would have put Street Fighter 2 over The Sims.
Legacy of Kain
Wow ever quest didn't make the cut?
I think its all OK my daughter. Likes the Minecraft and the Zelda on w u.
Thanks for sharing, +Amanda Blain
Pong should win. The rest are all just variations of it. 🙂