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We have compiled some sample lists of starter videogame collections.

The games were selected from our award-winning games database.  We focused on newer titles (released in 2005 or later) and included a variety of genres.  We did not list electronic or downloadable content, focusing instead on games that have physical copies (apart from the iPad collection, obviously).  The lists contain games with various ratings, including those with mature content (an ESRB rating of M for Mature or 17+ for iOS games).  However, recognizing that some people may wish to omit these titles from consideration, we have highlighted them in italics.

Sample Collections

The sample collections are primarily format based, with separate lists for Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, DS, and iPad.  Some titles have also been suggested for Party/Game Night collections and Family Friendly titles (those rated suitable for everyone).

These lists will be changing over time, as new games are released and new awards surface.

Please let us know if there are other sorts of collections we should be showcasing here or if you have suggestions for games to add to these lists.

Institutions with Videogame Collections

We have also created a list of libraries and other organizations with existing videogame collections. This is meant to be a resource to others who are looking for inspiration, advice, or collaboration opportunities.

This list is by no means complete. If you know of other collections, please contact us so we can add it our list.


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