The World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, has announced the latest inductees. Ms. Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Sid Meier's Civilization have all made the cut.
The most legendary game in the line-up -- Ms. Pac-Man -- was released in 1981 and remains one of the five best-selling arcade games of all time.
Dance Dance Revolution has been followed by more than 100 versions of the game -- and is credited with inspiring other music-based games including Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time earned multiple "game of the year" awards when it was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998, and has often been cited as among the top video games of all time.
Sid Meier's Civilization is being honored because it reinvented the strategy genre with players taking control of empires over the course of centuries of in-game time. It’s believed that players have engaged with the Civilization series for more than a billion hours.
The Class of 2022 was chosen from a field of finalists that also included Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with Friends.