Smithsonian game inclusions announced

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2011 11:00am PDT

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced the inclusions in its upcoming Art of Video Games exhibit. The museum took the selections to an online vote, and winners include several Mario and Zelda games, Metal Gear Solid, Halo 2, BioShock, and Minecraft.

Additionally, the museum unveiled five games that will be playable on the exhibition floor, that weren't included for fan voting. The exhibit will go on display on March 16, 2012, and lasts until September 30, 2012, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Check below for a full list of included games.

    Era 1: Start!

    • Atari VCS

      • Pac-Man

      • Pitfall

      • Space Invaders

      • Combat

    • Colecovision

      • Donkey Kong

      • Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

      • Zaxxon

      • Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

    • Mattel Intellivision

      • Tron: Maze-Atron

      • Advanced Dungons and Dragons

      • Star Strike

      • Utopia

    Era 2: 8-Bit

    • Commodore 64

      • Jumpman

      • The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

      • Attack of the Mutant Camels

      • Sid Meier's Pirates!

    • Nintendo Entertainment System

      • Super Mario Brothers

      • The Legend of Zelda

      • 1943: The Battle of Midway

      • Desert Commander

    • Sega Master System

      • Marble Madness

      • Phantasy Star

      • After Burner

      • Spy vs Spy

    Era 3: Bitwars!

    • Sega Genesis

      • Earthworm Jim

      • Phantasy Star IV

      • Gunstar Heroes

      • Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

    • Super Nintendo Entertainment System

      • Super Mario World

      • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

      • Star Fox

      • SimCity

    Era 4: Transition

    • DOS/Windows

      • Doom II

      • Fallout

      • Diablo II

      • StarCraft

    • Nintendo 64

      • Super Mario 64

      • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

      • Goldeneye 007

      • Worms Armageddon

    • Sega Dreamcast

      • Sonic Adventure

      • Shenmue

      • Rez

      • Chu Chu Rocket!

    • Sega Saturn

      • Tomb Raider

      • Panzer Dragoon Saga

      • Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei

      • Sim City 2000

    • Sony PlayStation

      • Metal Gear Solid

      • Final Fantasy VII

      • Einhander

      • Final Fantasy Tactics

    Era 5: Next Generation

    • Microsoft Xbox

      • Halo 2

      • Fable

      • Panzer Dragoon Orta

      • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

    • Microsoft Xbox 360

      • BioShock

      • Mass Effect 2

      • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

      • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II

    • Modern Windows

      • Portal

      • Fallout 3

      • flOw

      • Minecraft

    • Nintendo GameCube

      • Metroid Prime 2: Echos

      • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

      • Star Fox: Assault

      • Pikmin 2

    • Nintendo Wii

      • Super Mario Galaxy 2

      • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

      • Boom Blox

      • Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    • Sony PlayStation 2

      • Shadow of the Colossus

      • Okami

      • Gradius V

      • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

    • Sony PlayStation 3

      • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

      • Heavy Rain

      • Flower

      • Brutal Legend

    Additional Games (available for short play in exhibit, not included in vote)

    • Pac-Man (Arcade)

    • Super Mario Brothers

    • The Secret of Monkey Island

    • Myst

    • World of Warcraft

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