It is a series of social simulation video games, designed and developed by different Electronic Arts labels. It is one of the most successful video game series of all time. In fact, on April 6, 2008, the franchise reached the staggering 100 million video games worldwide, and is the best-selling PC video game franchise in history.

Video games in this series have no definite goals (except for some expansions that introduced this style of play). The player creates characters called “Sims” and interacts with them by placing them in houses and helping them to satisfy their moods and trying to fulfill their desires (or vice versa). Players can place their Sims in prefabricated homes or build their own.