The Sim universe was started by video game designer Will Wright with the creation of SimCity, first published on 1989-02-02, and has been expanded upon by dozens of titles. The series was published by Maxis until 1997 when, after several poor releases, the company was bought by Electronic Arts. The series saw a revitalization with The Sims and SimCity 4, but came under heavy scrutiny with the online-only 2013 release of SimCity which was fraught with technical failures.
Throughout the 1990s, I was a very big fan of the Sim series of games, as were many of my friends, and, together, we owned most of the titles. The last Sim games I played in earnest were released in the early 1990s, but I stopped caring about the series in the mid-1990s, and SimTower was the last game I got really interested in. My favorite original release from the series is SimCity 2000, but my favorite port is SimCity for the SNES. The controls couldn't use a mouse, which hindered it a little, but the hugely upgraded graphics and music more than make up for it, and the gamification with rewards, levels (scenarios), and a form of ending (freespace), really makes it more enjoyable.
This is a list of all the games released in the Sim universe until 2000.