Big on profits, light on ethics, and lavishly excessive in detail, the business simulator Capitalism is, for better or worse, an accurate look at what it’s like to run a big corporation.
Rockstar! amps up the experience of a rock band’s rise to fame with gratuitous amounts of sex, drugs, and violence (sometimes in poor taste).
A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.
Everything has a visible cost in SimIsle, a tropical simulation game about the dynamics between industry, labor, and ecology. What does it mean that it contradicts its own environmentalist message?
Yoot Saito developed a surprisingly personal take on Maxis’s simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.