The Sims Games are a group of Games considering, The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. They were created by Will Wright, published by EA and the team name that created It was Maxis. They did not publish The Sims 3 however in later patches the Maxis logo is added to the game.
The Sims was the first game created with the Title The Sims. There was SimCity Before The Sims series and then there was Spore, Then came the sims, Sims 2 and The Sims 3 In 2009. Then the sims 4 in 2014.