Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Worth getting for the bizarre "commercials" that play when the credits roll, or when you're in the network waiting area looking for opponents.
  2. 82
    The You Don't Know Jack series has a good rep for a reason; it has high quality sound, graphics (even if they are simple) and a great sense of humor. Plus you get free microwavable popcorn in the box.
  3. The questions are clever and the banter from the game's host continues to be deliciously sarcastic. Those features, combined with an excellent Online Play mode, will surely make this a must-grab for any YDKJ fan.
  4. Gather the friends and pop in this program for a ride that will have you snickering, sneering, confused, feeling inept and laughing. YDKJ 5th Dementia is adult humor at its irreverent best.
  5. Hip, smart and fun. Whether you play alone or with friends, it's a game any quiz-show lover should add to his or her collection.
  6. An excellent party game, but unlike its predecessors, its online play component also makes it ideal even when other people aren't at home.
  7. It's just a matter of personal preference, but I'll take Alex Trebek over the You Don't Know Jack pinhead any day. At least the free bag of microwave popcorn that comes with the game was good.
  8. If you can pick it up second-hand or for a markdown on the retail cost, you certainly won't regret it.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. ChristopherS.
    Aug 18, 2001
    9
    I'm very glad that this YDKJ has online access, but you may find your opponents winning because they've "played this episode already. The bug out is, in my opinion, a masterpiece, and the only reason I'm forced to give this a nine is because, sigh, they idn't make it so that you could CHOOSE the catagories. Overall, the sound was magnificent, and the addition of pictures given to players was hilarious. So, In short, most teens should have a lot of fun with this irreverent trivia explosion. And, if you don't chow down on the popcorn package at the bottom of the bag! Full Review »
  2. TimG.
    Jun 28, 2001
    10
    I have every single one, and this is my favorite. Not only can I play at my house with friends, I can meet them online when we don't want to move our lazy asses! Full Review »