By EW Staff
Updated December 27, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Why The Sims is one of the 100 greatest videogames

The mundanity of everyday life — taking a shower or watching TV — hardly sounds like the stuff of a computer game. But tell that to the over 9 million people who made this oddball sim the best-selling PC game of all time. Some have gone deeper, writing original fan fiction (100 stories are published daily on the official website) and creating new costumes and props for their Sims.
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