10. The Sims Online

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With the unexpected success of The Sims, it's creator Will Wright decided to take what he thought was the next step; creating an online persistent version of his people sim game. Heavily hyped by publisher Electronic Arts the game was finally launched in December of 2002.

The end result wasn't what the audience apparently wanted. The game failed to bring in the many millions of fans that made The Sims a breakout hit. After an attempt to turn the game into a free title called EA Land (with microtransactions) in 2007) The Sims Online finally shut down operations in August of 2008. 12/01/09