Halo: Combat Evolved accepted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

After being established in 2015, the World Video Game Hall of Fame has highlighted the most impactful titles within the industry. With the likes of Doom, Pac-Man and The Legend of Zelda showcased in the museum, a place within the exhibit is only reserved for the most prestigious video games in history. Four new games have been added to the showcase today, including the first game in the Halo series.

Alongside Halo: Combat Evolved, "Donkey Kong," "Pokemon Red and Green" and "Street Fighter II" were all accepted into the Hall of Fame. Games nominated for induction are assessed on icon-status, longevity, geographical reach, and influence. This refines nominees down to only the most prevalent in history, which is a major reason for the significance of the award.

All these titles will now be showcased at The National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, alongside other iconic games from recent decades. A full list of the sixteen featured games is available on the World Video Game Hall of Fame website. Nevertheless, it's great to see the game being recognized for its impact on shooters in the console space, as well as the industry as a whole.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.