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Sim is a series of simulation video games by Maxis, currently a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA).
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.
- 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.
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
|Raid on Bungeling Bay||1989||SimCity was based on Raid on Bungeling Bay's map editor.||3
|Godzilla||1989||The monster attacking the city in SimCity is based on Godzilla.||3
|Space Odyssey||1990||A monolith looking like the one in 2001: Space Odissey is featured in SimEarth.||3
|Mario||December 31, 1990||Bowser makes a cameo in SimCity for the SNES, while Bowser's Castle is unlockable in SimCity DS.||1
|Space Quest||March 04, 1991||In Space Quest IV is present a reference to a game called "SimSim".||4
|Zelda||June 06, 1993||Dr. Wright from the SNES version of SimCity makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.||1
|The Tower||November 1994||The Tower was released outside Japan as SimTower.||1
|Sonic||1995||In SimCity 2000 for the Sega Saturn a statue of Sonic is unlockable.||2
|Full Tilt! Pinball||October 31, 1996||The opening from Full Tilt Pinball appears as a theater movie in SimCopter.||2
|Callahan's Crosstime Saloon||April 30, 1997||In the PC game Callahan's Crosstime Saloon appears a Sim game called "SimUniverse".||2
|Theme||November 20, 1999||Theme Park World was released in America as Sim Theme Park, while Theme Park Inc. was released as SimCoaster.||1
|The Drew Carey Show||October 04, 2000||The episode "Drew Pops Something on Kate" of The Drew Carey Show features a scene parodying of The Sims.||3
|Widget Workshop||March 01, 2002||Widget Workshop is included in Sim Mania for Kids.||3
|SSX||September 14, 2004||In The Sims 2, sims can play SSX3.||2
|FIFA||September 14, 2004||In The Sims 2, sims can play FIFA 08.||2
|Command and Conquer||September 14, 2004||In The Sims 2, sims can play Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars.||2
|Electroplankton||April 07, 2005||Electroplankton is the spiritual sequel to SimTunes.||3
|Asterix||October 16, 2005||In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are references to The Sims.||3
|Scott Pilgrim||November 14, 2007||Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together features a reference to The Sims.||3
|Tetris||January 15, 2008||The Sims Carnival: SnapCity includes gameplay elements from Tetris.||3
|Super Smash Bros.||January 31, 2008||Dr. Wright from SimCity for the SNES is an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels.||1
|Spore||September 07, 2008||Spore 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
|Burnout||June 02, 2009||In The Sims 3, sims can play Burnout Paradise.||2
|skate.||June 02, 2009||In The Sims 3, sims can play skate.||2
|Madden NFL||June 02, 2009||In The Sims 3, sims can play Madden NFL 09.||2
|Mirror's Edge||September 25, 2009||In MySims Agents a statue of Faith from Mirror's Edge is unlockable.||2
|The Big Bang Theory||March 22, 2010||In the episode The Pants Alternative, Sheldon imagines himself in Sheldonapolis.||2
|Ghostbusters||June 01, 2010||Ghosthunters from The Sims 3: Ambitions are parodies of the Ghostbusters.||3
|Dead Space||September 28, 2010||Isaac Clark from Dead Space is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.||1
|Mass Effect||September 28, 2010||Commander Shepard from Mass Effect is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.||1
|Dragon Age||September 28, 2010||Morrigan from Dragon Age is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.||1
|Army of Two||September 28, 2010||Elliot Salem and Tyson Riots from Army of Two are unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.||1
|Medal of Honor||September 28, 2010||Dusty from Medal of Honor is unlockable in MySims SkyHeroes.||1
|The Simpsons||October 30, 2007||The Simpsons Game features a reference to SimCity and The Sims.||2
|Pet Society||August 09, 2011||The PlumbBob from the The Sims series in an object in Pet Society after the release of The Sims Social.||2
|Flo (Progressive)||February 16, 2012||Go 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
|Plants vs. Zombies||September 04, 2012||The peashooters appear in The Sims 3: Supernatural; The zombie from Plants vs. Zombies also appears on a hot air baloon in the SimCity DLC Airships Set.||1
|Star Wars||October 01, 2014||The Sims 4 features costumes based on Star Wars characters (added through updates).||2|