SimCity and SimCity 2000 to be featured in the Smithsonian


Thanks to SimsVIP for the tip. GameSpot has a new article about the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Smithsonian has compiled a list of the 80 most creative and influential games of the past 40 years. SimCity and SimCity 2000 made the list! Horray! However The Sims did not make the list.

Era 3: Bitwars!
Sega Genesis
Earthworm Jim
Phantasy Star IV
Gunstar Heroes
Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Star Fox

Era 4: Transition
Doom II
Diablo II
Nintendo 64
Super Mario 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Goldeneye 007
Worms Armageddon
Sega Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure
Chu Chu Rocket!
Sega Saturn
Tomb Raider
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
Sim City 2000

Full list here.


  1. If only this was enough to motivate EA to make a true sequel to SimCity 4 in house. Alas, for now it is only a dream.

  2. Except the Maxis of today is merely a hollow shell of what they were in the past. Any new iteration of Sim City will be DRMed to hell, like Darkspore with a constant-online requirement (even for single player), most of the content stripped out for resale as DLC along with useless Twitter and Facebook integration for no other reason than for EA to monitor the players.

    I weep for the Maxis of old. We’ll never see quality titles like Sim City and Sim City 2000 ever again. Games today are made for the beancounters, not the gamers.


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