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Sim is a series of simulation video games by Maxis, currently a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA).

Video Games

Original games

A total of (arguably) 20 original Sim games have been released, with some of them spawning sequels and sub-series, for a total of 69 games in the series. The original ones are:

  • SimCity (1989), Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum. Later released on Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Amiga CDTV, SNES and Windows; the SNES version was also released in 2009 for Wii Virtual Console. It started the SimCity sub-series, which counts 11 games.
  • SimEarth: the Living Planet (1990), IBM PC, Commodore Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, Apple Macintosh, X68000. Released for SNES in 1992 and for Sega-Mega-CD in 1993; the SNES version was released for Wii Virtual Console in 2009.
  • SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (1991), DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801. Released on Amiga in 1992 and on SNES in 1993.
  • SimLife: The Genetic Playground (1992), DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.x. Released on Amiga in 1993.
  • SimFarm: SimCity's Country Cousin (1993), DOS.
  • SimRefinery (1993), PC. Only released for Chevron Corporation.
  • SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation (1993), DOS.
  • SimTower: The Vertical Empire (November 1994), Windows, Mac OS 7. Originally released in Japan as The Tower.
  • SimIsle: Missions in the Rainforest (1995), DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS.
  • (arguably)SimTown: the Town You Build Yourself! (1995), Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Apple Macintosh. A simplified version of SimCity, released on Super Famicom as SimCity Jr., may just be considered a SimCity title.
  • SimPark (1996), Windows 3.x, Mac OS.
  • SimGolf (1996), Windows. Started the SimGolf sub-series, which counts 2 games.
  • SimTunes (1996), Windows.
  • SimCopter (31 october 1996), Windows 95, Windows 98.
  • (arguably)Streets of SimCity (31 october 1997), Windows 95, Windows 98. May actually be considered part of the SimCity sub-series.
  • SimSafari (4 march 1998), DOS, Windows, Mac OS.
  • Sim Theme Park (20 november 1999), Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2. Released in Europe as Theme Park World. Started the SimCoaster sub-series, which counts 2 games.
  • The Sims (4 february 2000), Windows, Mac OS. Started the The Sims sub-series, which counts 31 games.
  • (arguably)MySims (18 september 2007), Nintendo DS, Wii. Later released on PC and mobile phone. Started the MySims sub-series, which counts 7 games. May actually be considered part of the The Sims sub-series.
  • SimAnimals (21 january 2009), Nintendo DS, Wii. Started the SimAnimals sub-series, which counts 2 games.


Many Sim compilations have been released. This list doesn't include SimCity, The Sims and MySims exclusive compilations, listed in their respective articles.

  • Sim Mania Pack (01 february 2000), Windows. Includes SimCity, SimTower, SimIsle, SimCopter, Streets of SimCity and SimSafari.
  • Sim Mania for Kids (01 march 2002), Windows. Includes SimTown, SimPark, SimSafari, SimTunes, Widget Workshop and SimAnt.
  • The Sim Collection (2003), SimTheme Park, The Sims, SimCity 3000 Unlimited and The Sims Online.
  • Sim Mania 2 (19 march 2003), Windows. Includes SimCity 3000, SimTheme Park, SimCoaster and Sid Meier's SimGolf.
  • Sim Mania 3 (21 june 2005), Windows. Includes SimCopter, Sid Meier's SimGolf, SimCity 3000 Unlimited, SimTheme Park, SimCoaster and SimSafari.



A series of city-building simulation videogames. Main article: SimCity.


A series of golf course design simultion, only composed of two games:

  • SimGolf (1996), Windows.
  • Sid Meier's SimGolf (23 january 2002), Windows.


Also known as Sim Theme Park from the title of its first game, the name of the series was changed purposelly not to be confused with SimPark. It is composed of two games originally from the Theme series:

  • Sim Theme Park (20 november 1999), Windows, Mac OS. Originally known as Theme Park World.
  • SimCoaster (29 january 2001), Windows. Originally known as Theme Park Inc.

The Sims

A series of real-life simulation videogames. Main article: The Sims.


A series of simulation games featuring cartoonish graphics, originally intended as part of the The Sims series. Main article: MySims.


A series of animal life simulation videogames. Only composed of two games:

  • SimAnimals (21 january 2009), Nintendo DS, Wii.
  • SimAnimals: Africa (27 october 2009), Nintendo DS, Wii.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Raid on Bungeling Bay1989 1989SimCity was based on Raid on Bungeling Bay's map editor.3

4Arrow L Godzilla1989 1989The monster attacking the city in SimCity is based on Godzilla.3

4Arrow L Space Odyssey1990 1990A monolith looking like the one in 2001: Space Odissey is featured in SimEarth.3

4Arrow L Mario19901231 December 31, 1990Bowser makes a cameo in SimCity for the SNES, while Bowser's Castle is unlockable in SimCity DS.

5Arrow R Space Quest19910304 March 04, 1991In Space Quest IV is present a reference to a game called "SimSim".4

5Arrow R Zelda19930606 June 06, 1993Dr. Wright from the SNES version of SimCity makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

4Arrow L The Tower (OPeNBooK)199411 November 1994The Tower was released outside Japan as SimTower.1

4Arrow L Sonic1995 1995In SimCity 2000 for the Sega Saturn a statue of Sonic is unlockable.2

4Arrow L Full Tilt! Pinball19961031 October 31, 1996The opening from Full Tilt Pinball appears as a theater movie in SimCopter.2

5Arrow R Callahan's Crosstime Saloon19970430 April 30, 1997In the PC game Callahan's Crosstime Saloon appears a Sim game called "SimUniverse".2

4Arrow L Theme19991120 November 20, 1999Theme Park World was released in America as Sim Theme Park, while Theme Park Inc. was released as SimCoaster.1

5Arrow R The Drew Carey Show20001004 October 04, 2000The episode "Drew Pops Something on Kate" of The Drew Carey Show features a scene parodying of The Sims.3

4Arrow L Widget Workshop20020301 March 01, 2002Widget Workshop is included in Sim Mania for Kids.3

4Arrow L SSX20040914 September 14, 2004In The Sims 2, sims can play SSX3.2

4Arrow L FIFA20040914 September 14, 2004In The Sims 2, sims can play FIFA 08.2

4Arrow L Command and Conquer20040914 September 14, 2004In The Sims 2, sims can play Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars.2


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Electroplankton20050407 April 07, 2005Electroplankton is the spiritual sequel to SimTunes.3

5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are references to The Sims.

5Arrow R The Simpsons20071030 October 30, 2007The Simpsons Game features references to SimCity and to The Sims.2

5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20071114 November 14, 2007Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together features a reference to The Sims.3

4Arrow L Tetris20080115 January 15, 2008The Sims Carnival: SnapCity includes gameplay elements from Tetris.3

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20080131 January 31, 2008Dr. Wright from SimCity for the SNES is an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels.1

5Arrow R Spore20080907 September 07, 2008Spore was originally going to be SimEverything, but later evolved into its own game; the UFO from the SimCity 2000 box art appears in the game as "Steve".1

4Arrow L Burnout20090602 June 02, 2009In The Sims 3, sims can play Burnout Paradise.2

4Arrow L skate.20090602 June 02, 2009In The Sims 3, sims can play skate.2

4Arrow L Madden NFL20090602 June 02, 2009In The Sims 3, sims can play Madden NFL 09.2

4Arrow L Mirror's Edge20090925 September 25, 2009In MySims Agents a statue of Faith from Mirror's Edge is unlockable.2

5Arrow R The Big Bang Theory20100322 March 22, 2010In the episode The Pants Alternative, Sheldon imagines himself in "Sheldonopolis", his creation from SimCity.2

4Arrow L Ghostbusters20100601 June 01, 2010Ghosthunters from The Sims 3: Ambitions are parodies of the Ghostbusters.3

4Arrow L Dead Space20100928 September 28, 2010Isaac Clark from Dead Space is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.1

4Arrow L Mass Effect20100928 September 28, 2010Commander Shepard from Mass Effect is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.1

4Arrow L Dragon Age20100928 September 28, 2010Morrigan from Dragon Age is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.1

4Arrow L Army of Two20100928 September 28, 2010Elliot Salem and Tyson Riots from Army of Two are unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.1

4Arrow L Medal of Honor20100928 September 28, 2010Dusty from Medal of Honor is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.1

4Arrow L Breaking Bad20101026 October 26, 2010The Sims 3: Late Night and The Sims 3: University Life feature graffiti and a billboard based on Breaking Bad.2.5

5Arrow R Pet Society20110809 August 09, 2011The PlumbBob from the The Sims series in an object in Pet Society after the release of The Sims Social.2

4Arrow L Flo (Progressive)20120216 February 16, 2012Go With The Flo is a limited time quest in The Sims Social available from February 16 - 29, 2012 during Paris Week. Completing this quest will award a decorative item, the Progressive Unicorn which is given by Flo.1

4Arrow L Plants vs. Zombies20120904 September 04, 2012The peashooters appear in The Sims 3: Supernatural, while the Sunflower was added to the online store as a premium object; The zombie from Plants vs. Zombies also appears on a hot air baloon in the SimCity DLC Airships Set.1

4Arrow L Star Wars20141001 October 01, 2014The Sims 4 features costumes based on Star Wars characters (added through updates).2


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Final Fantasy20180306 March 06, 2018Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition features a costume based on Super Llama Man from The Sims, while The Sims 4 features a costume based on Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV (added in update 64).2