The Sims logo

The second The Sims logo, used from 2004-2008. It was inspired by The Sims 2 logo.

The Sims is a video game series developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is one of the most successful video games series of all time. As of April 16, 2008, the franchise has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and as of March 19, 2008, is the best-selling PC franchise in history.

The games in The Sims series lack any defined goals. In the games, you create virtual people called "Sims" and place them in houses and can direct their moods and satisfy their desires. You can either place your Sims in pre-constructed homes or build your own houses. Some games also have expansion packs that contain more objects and Sims.

List of games

For a full list of games, see List of The Sims games on The Sims Wiki.

Main series

  • The Sims
  • The Sims 2
  • The Sims 3
  • The Sims 4


  • The Sims Bustin' Out
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City
  • MySims
  • The Sims Stories
    • The Sims Life Stories
    • The Sims Pet Stories
    • The Sims Castaway Stories
  • The Sims 2: Castaway


The Sims series has received critical acclaim. The Sims series holds 5 world records in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008. These records include "World's Biggest-Selling Simulation Series", and "Best Selling PC Game of All Time" for the original The Sims game, which sold 16 million units, 100 times EA's original projection of 160,000 units.