Resident Evil and Sim City Headline Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2024

May 9, 2024 by No Comments


The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2024, and it features five of the biggest games ever released.

The Hall of Fame’s 10th class – this year’s inductees – include Resident Evil, Sim City, Ultima, Asteroids and Mist. The five games selected are part of a 12-game list that includes Guitar Hero, Metroid, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

World Video Game Hall of Fame The Strong is in the Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. It was established in 2015.

Details for each inductee can be found below, courtesy of the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Resident Evil

“Although it wasn’t the first horror video game, Resident Evil (or Biohazard as it’s known in Japan) was the first game to popularize the “survival horror” genre.

Created by game director Shinji Mikami and released by Capcom in 1996, Resident Evil spawned a billion-dollar media franchise, but helped prove that video games could provide mature entertainment for older and older adults. As of 2022, movies based on the Resident Evil franchise have grossed more than $1.2 billion.

Sim City

“Released by Maxis in 1989, SimCity helped expand the audience for video games by offering a city building simulator that appealed to children as well as adults. Drawing from real-life principles of urban design, it allowed players to build their own city and respond to ever-changing problems.

The game spawned several sequels and offshoots, such as 2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductee The Sims, and influenced the development of several city-building simulation games, and also real-time strategy games such as Command & Conquer and Age of Empires.

Mist

“Released by Broderbund in 1993, Myst welcomes players to an enchanting world of mysterious puzzles and haunting vistas. Early CD-ROM technology was used in the game—it offered high storage capacity, but slow loading times.

The discs paired well with the game’s slow-paced, contemplative style and allowed for a level of player immersion never before seen in computer games. Mist became the best-selling computer game of the 1990s, selling more than six million copies.

Ultima

“Ultima: The First Age of Darkness helped define the computer role-playing genre. Created by Richard Garriott and released in 1981, Ultima combines role-playing mechanics, a massive fictional world, and fantasy and science fiction themes.

Ultima’s innovative gameplay laid the foundation for one of the most enduring and influential gaming franchises of all time (with eight sequels). Many top game designers credit it with inspiring their later role-playing games such as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. “

Asteroids

“Released in 1979, Atari’s Asteroids offered gamers challenging gameplay, glowing graphics and intense sound effects in an action-packed space setting. The game quickly replaced the popular Space Invaders in many arcades and sold more than 70,000 arcade units, becoming Atari’s best-selling coin-operated game.

The home version of the game—available on the Atari 2600—took the game’s popularity to new heights, bringing it into millions of rooms.


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