The Sims Stories: A trilogy of spin-off games for PC built in The Sims 2 engine. Instead of being an open-ended sandbox, the player guides one or two Sims through a multi-chapter story mode. (After these modes are completed, the game is playable as a sandbox more or less the same as the main game.) The Pets and Castaway variations both received console ports to the Wii, DS, PS2, and PSP (usually following a very different story and without the sandbox modes).
- The Sims Life Stories (6 February 2007)
- The Sims Pet Stories (19 June 2007)
- The Sims Castaway Stories (29 January 2008)