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Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! is the second German entry in the Simon the Sorcerer series. After the happenings of Chaos Happens Simon settles down but suddenly the fairyland gets attacked by aliens which kidnap Simon's girlfriend Alix. Of course this means Simon has to rescue her while traveling to locations like a Caribbean beach or space.

The game is a traditional humorous point & click adventure where the player explores his environment, takes everything he finds and solves item-based puzzles. Some of them have multiple solutions and depending on the player's choices they influence the ending and the psycho-analysis he receives at the end. Of course there are also many multiple-choice dialogues which are noticeable shorter than in Chaos Happens. The handling uses the usual "two-click"-system: left click to use and right click to examine. As in Chaos Happens there is a notebook which lists finished and open tasks and a help system. For every task there are three hints available - from a small poke in the right direction to an almost-solution. Also worth mentioning is the new graphics style in cel-shading.


Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Edward Peach, inventor and engineer
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Wolf, genie in bottle and Polly
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Drafting a contract for your crew members
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Statue with aliens

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Alternate Titles

  • "Simon the Sorcerer. Тупые пришельцы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Simon the Sorcerer: Wer will schon Kontakt?" -- German title
  • "Simon the Sorcerer : Rencontre Avec Les Extraterrestres" -- French title
  • "Simon the Sorcerer: L'Invasione Degli Extraterrestri" -- Italian title
  • "Simon the Sorcerer 5: Kto nawiąże kontakt?" -- Polish title
  • "Simon 5" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Slightly better than the last one but not up to standard of the Simon series Ingsoc (1357) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Adventure-Treff Apr 12, 2009 79 out of 100 79
GamingXP Apr 24, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Krawall Gaming Network Mar 25, 2009 77 out of 100 77
9lives Mar 12, 2010 75 out of 100 75
IGN UK Mar 22, 2010 7.3 out of 10 73
Gamona Mar 30, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Adventure Gamers Mar 12, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Dec 10, 2009 14 out of 20 70
Adventure Classic Gaming Jun 11, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Patrick Bregger (253358) added Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! (Windows) on Feb 08, 2010