The Strong National Museum of Play, located in Rochester, New York, has picked its first-ever list of games to induct into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners were chosen by iconic status, the game’s longevity, geographic reach, and influence, and were selected by a committee that included 21 game journalists and other experts of the subject. Officially in the World Video Game Hall of Fame are as follows: Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, and World of Warcraft.

Venture Beat describes games falling under the following criteria:

Icon-status: The game is widely recognized and remembered.

Longevity: The game is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time.

Geographical reach: The game meets the above criteria across international boundaries.

Influence: The game has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general. A game may be inducted on the basis of this criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.