And Here Are Your Picks For The Smithsonian Videogame Art Exhibit

After many months, and after many votes, the Smithsonian has chosen what games will be shown during their Art of Videogames exhibit. There are some obvious choices, and some surprises. Since this list is long, you’ll have to hit the jump to see them. Okay? So here we go.

ERA 1 (Atari VCS, Collecovision, Mattel Intellivision)

  • Pac-Man
  • Pitfall!
  • Space Invaders
  • Combat
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pitfall 2: Lost Caverns
  • Zaxxon
  • Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
  • TRON: Maze-Atron
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
  • Star Strike
  • Utopia

Era 2 (Commodore 64, NES, Master System)

  • Jumpman
  • The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate
  • Attack of the Mutant Camels
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • 1943: The Battle of Midway
  • Desert Commander
  • Marble Madness
  • Phantasy Star
  • After Burner
  • Spy vs. Spy

Era 3 (SEGA Genesis, SNES)

  • Earthworm Jim
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
  • Super Mario World
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Star Fox
  • SimCity

Era 4 (DOS Windows/N64/Dreamcast/Saturn/PS1)

  • Doom II
  • Fallout
  • Diablo II
  • StarCraft
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Worms Armageddon
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Shenmue
  • Rez
  • ChuChu Rocket!
  • Tomb Raider
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
  • SimCity 2000
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Einhander
  • Final Fantasy Tactics

Era 5 (Xbox, 360, Modern Windows, Gamecube, Wii, PS2, Ps3)

  • Halo 2
  • Fable
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Splinter Cell
  • BioShock
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
  • Portal
  • Fallout 3
  • flOw
  • Minecraft
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Star Fox Assault
  • Pikmin 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Boom Blox
  • Zack & Wiki: The Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Okami
  • Gradius V
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Heavy Rain
  • Flower
  • Brutal Legend

And there you have it. The Smithsonian also has a video up explaining why certain games were chosen. They also share some neat trivia on some games too.

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