The biggest departure of the series within the collection of You Don't Know Jack games on Steam. You Don't Know Jack 4: The Ride is locked in at 13 questions per game, with themed episodes that you choose based on your answer to a hypothetical question before each game. You don't pick your questions, either. Instead, you pick how much each question will be worth, although it's mostly random. It's a much darker and grittier game (literally), with times where it will actively try to mess with you (like disabling all vowels on your keyboard when entering your name), and with a light plot that has multiple endings to chose from. This is definitely the most bizarre game in the YDKJ series, but I think it might actually be my favorite.
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
This is frankly the best You Don't Know Jack of the entire series. It includes the best hosts of the series: Cookie Masterson, Guy Towers, Josh "Schmitty" Schmitstinstein, and Nate Shapiro. (Buzz Lippman is also there, but that would be going into spoilers. Yes, spoilers for a TRIVIA game.)
The classic question types of Gibberish, DisOrDat, and the Jack Attack are back, and feel fresh. The question types for solely this game, Roadkill and Jack Bingo, also add a fresh feeling to the experience.
The Ride was frankly the shot in the arm the YDKJ series needed back in 1998, since volumes up to this one felt largely the same for the most part. Not that that was a bad thing.
If you love trivia games or game shows, you're doing a disservice to yourself by not getting this game, or the other YDKJs. But this one is the best.
This is an outstanding trivia game. I've mostly played it on my own, but whenever I do show it to someone, they tend to be impressed with how smart and fun it is. Plenty of questions are timeless, but even the dated pop culture references have their own retro charm. Games with an alt-90s Gen-X attitude just don't exsist any more and barely did in the first place.
By far one of the best Jack games to date. Yeah, some of the questions are a bit dated (hey, it was made in 1998), but it still fun to play. The classic questions types are back like "Dis or Dat" and (to the hosts' dismay) "Ticklish Testgum" (Gibberish Questions) along with new ones like "Roadkill" and "Jack BINGO". "Roadkill" is simular to the Jack Attack, but you have to connect two items together instead of finding an item's match. "BINGO" has you buzz in when the correct letter of the answer is lit up, simular to Three Way from YDKJ 3. It does add a lot of variety to the game. This game features all the host from previous Jack games and has a small story arc (you'll know what it is by the second time you play). Don't worry, it's still the same game with the randomness and twisted trivia you know and love. Also, screws has been changed and for the better in my opinion. Instead of pressing S once to screw somebody, you have to hit S multiple times to make the question totally unreadable and force your opponents to answer the question, whether it's readable or not. One small thing I want to point out is the music. The electric guitar can really get you pumped to play. Special mentions goes to both versions of the Jack Attack music, by far the most tense music out of all Jack games. The one downside is that this game is very US-centric. So if you do not live in the United States, the jokes and refrences can fly right over your head. This poses a problem since most of the jokes are built into the questions. All in all, if your looking for a fun party game to play with your friends (or alone for all you hermets out there) then this game is a must buy.
Why should you get this game? 1. It's a You Don't Know Jack game. 2. It features an epic heavy metal version of B-I-N-G-O 3. Has Cookie, Nate, and Schmitty! 4. It's only 3 bucks (and part of a bundle that's an even better deal.
If none of these answers sound right to you... YOU DON'T KNOW JACK
I love this game so much. I use to play it all the time when it first came out. So glad I got it on Steam! The announcers are always funny, the game messes with you from time to time, which adds to the fun, and the mini-games are fun. 100% recommend if you like random trivia!
The best of the classic You Don't Know Jack titles, The Ride contains more insane quiz questions, extreme hosts, and off the wall radio advertisments. If you have to just choose one traditional YDKJ game to buy, pick this one. Or grab the bundle and be a trivia master.