Right now, I'm trying to make a list of all typefaces ever used in the Sim series (from SimCity to SimAnt all the way to The Sims Social). But there are WAY more than I ever thought possible! I'm not even halfway through yet! Of course, I'm trying to find the ones they used on the packages, the instruction manuals,and in adverts as well as the game text. But if you searched for "the sims font" on Google and found this entry, you probably only want to know the game text, which I can tell you about. THAT part of the list IS finished. Mostly. Here's what I have so far.
Oh, incidentally--- the SimCity 2000 logo is in Newport Classic ("SIM") and Industria ("CITY 2000")
SimCity 3000 (the first game where a typeface other than the default bitmap font was used)
Comic Sans for the headings and (I think) MS Sans Serif on Windows and Chicago on Mac.
Comic Sans for all game text
The Sims: Bustin' Out
Frankfurter Medium for all game text (the 0 [nought] is substituted for an uppercase O with stroke)
Stoclet for headings and Arta for main text.
The Sims 2
Benguiat Gothic for headings and Helvetica Neue for main text.
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Gothic 720 for headings and Franklin Gothic Demi for main text.
Tahoma for headings and Arial for main text.
The Sims 3
Helvetica Rounded for headings and Helvetica standard for main text.
So far, all the screenshots with game text show Twentieth Century.