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List of Maxis games, including any Maxis made games for any platform and console. This Maxis games list features photos or box covers, and the release date of each game when available. This Maxis video games library is sorted by popularity, so the most well-known releases are at the top of the list. The games on this list may have different publishers, but they were all developed by Maxis.

This list answers the questions, "What games were made by Maxis?" and "Which games were developed by Maxis?"

List features games like The Sims, some of the best SimCity video games, and more!

There are a lot of great Maxis games, so use this list to find a few that you haven't played before.

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SimCity 2000 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 1993 (Full Fat)

Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, City-building game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

SimCity 2000 is a city-building simulation video game and the second installment in the SimCity series. SimCity 2000 was first released by Maxis in 1994 for computers running Apple Macintosh ...more

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SimCity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 1989 (Babaroga)

Genres (Video game): City-building game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

SimCity, later renamed SimCity Classic, is a city-building simulation video game, first released on February 2, 1989, and designed by Will Wright for the Macintosh computer. SimCity was Maxis's ...more

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The Sims is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2000 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, Life simulation, Simulation video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims is a strategic life-simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, it was released on February 4, 2000. Its development was led by game designer Will Wright, ...more

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The Sims 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2004 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation

The Sims 2 is a 2004 strategic life simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game, The Sims. The game has the same ...more

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The Urbz: Sims in the Ci... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2004 (Griptonite Games)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Urbz: Sims in the City is a video game for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo DS. It is the third Sims game for video game consoles and is the second Sims game ...more
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The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2006 (Electronic Arts)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims 2: Pets is the fourth expansion pack in The Sims 2 series of games published by Electronic Arts. It was also sold as a stand-alone game for several consoles. The Sims 2: Pets was ...more
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The Sims Bustin' Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2003 (Griptonite Games)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims Bustin' Out is the second title in The Sims console series and the first The Sims title to not be released on PC. It featured the same 3D environment and engine the past game did, ...more
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SimCity 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2003 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): City-building game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game, Construction and management simulation

SimCity 4 is a city-building/urban planning simulation computer game developed by Maxis, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It was released on January 14, 2003. It is the fourth installment in the ...more
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Sid Meier's SimGolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2002 (Firaxis Games)

Genres (Video game): Golf, Isometric projection, Business magnate, Simulation video game, Sports game, + more

Sid Meier's Sim Golf is a computer game created by Sid Meier, Firaxis, and Maxis in 2002. In the game, players must successfully design golf courses and play them with their default professional ...more
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The Sims 2 Stuff packs ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2007 (EA Canada)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, God game

Stuff packs are minor expansion packs for The Sims 2 that add new items, clothing, and furniture to the game without implementing any significant changes to gameplay.
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SimCity 3000 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 1999 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, City-building game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game, Construction and management simulation

SimCity 3000 is a city building simulation personal computer game released in 1999, and the third major installment in the SimCity series. It was published by Electronic Arts and developed by ...more
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The Sims Castaway Storie... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2008 (Aspyr)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, God game

The Sims Castaway Stories is the third and final game in the The Sims Stories line of games. It was released on January 29, 2008.
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The Sims Pet Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2007 (Aspyr)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims Pet Stories is the second game released in The Sims Stories series. Following The Sims Life Stories, The Sims Pets Stories was released on June 19, 2007.
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Spore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Maxis Games List
Spore Released: 2008 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Massively-singleplayer, Action game, Real-time strategy, Adventure, + more

Spore is a 2008 multi-genre single-player fantasy god game developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright, released for Windows and Mac OS X. Covering many genres including action, real-time ...more

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The Sims Life Stories is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2007 (Aspyr)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, God game

The Sims Life Stories is a video game, the first game in the The Sims Stories series. The game is a version of The Sims 2 optimized for laptops and bears similarities to the console ports of The ...more
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The Sims 2: Seasons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2007 (Electronic Arts)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, God game

The Sims 2: Seasons is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 2. It was developed by Maxis, released on March 1, 2007 in North America, and was followed by the European release on March 2, 2007. ...more
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SimEarth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 1990 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Educational game, Life simulation, Simulation video game

SimEarth: The Living Planet is the second life simulation video game designed by Will Wright, in which the player controls the development of a planet. The game was published in 1990 by Maxis. ...more
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SimCity 4: Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2003 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): City-building game, Real-time strategy, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

SimCity 4: Rush Hour is the expansion pack for SimCity 4 created by EA Games and Maxis, where the player builds a city from scratch.
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The Sims 2: Castaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2007 (Visceral Games)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Adventure, Simulation video game

The Sims 2: Castaway is the third console spin-off of the video game The Sims 2. It was released in the United States on October 22, 2007 and October 26, 2007 in the United Kingdom for the ...more
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The Sims 2: Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2005 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, God game

The Sims 2: Nightlife is the second expansion pack for The Sims 2, which was released on September 13, 2005 and September 16, 2005. It was released for Mac OS X on March 27, 2006. The expansion ...more
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The Sims 2: Open for Bus... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2006 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims 2: Open for Business is the third expansion pack for The Sims 2, released on March 3, 2006, which allows Sims to run a home or community lot based business. Aspyr released a port of the ...more
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The Sims: Livin' Large ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 2000 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, God game, Strategy video game

The Sims: Livin' Large is the first expansion pack released for the computer simulation game, The Sims. The pack includes new characters, careers, items, and features. This expansion pack is ...more
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SimAnt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Maxis Games List
Released: 1991 (Imagineer)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony is a 1991 life simulation video game by Maxis and Maxis's third product, focusing on ants. It was designed by Will Wright, maker of other 'Sim' games such as ...more
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The Sims 2: Apartment Pe... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Maxis Games List

Genres (Video game): Life simulation, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

The Sims 2: Apartment Pets is a video game for the Nintendo DS. EA has described it as a follow-up to The Sims 2: Pets for the Nintendo DS. As in the original, it allows a diverse amount of ...more
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Total Heaven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Maxis Games List
Total Heaven Released: Jan 01 1998 (Blue Byte Software)

Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, Strategy video game