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  • Summary: The classic smart-aleck quiz show game is making its debut on current-generation consoles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 13, 2011
    100
    Jellyvision's developers haven't just lived up to the legacy of the greatest quiz-show game ever made, they've extended it.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    90
    If you are not familiar with this series then you are in for a treat. It is a game that you can play solo if you want to unlock those ever important achievements, however, the game is the most fun when you are playing with a group of people.
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    90
    What makes it so easy to sink an entire evening into YDKJ is the strength of its material, regardless of the series' lengthy absence.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    84
    The essence of You Don't Know Jack is playing with friends, having fun, and getting a good laugh. The little changes of gameplay in comparison to other entries, especially the ability to allow everyone to answer a question, make for a better experience.
  5. Feb 8, 2011
    83
    The gameplay itself is engaging and fun, and online play works pretty good, though there were times we ran into some lag, particularly during Jack Attack rounds.
  6. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    This game represents a terrific value, not just in terms of sheer volume, but the level of craft that is so often notably absent from trivia video games.
  7. Aug 5, 2011
    60
    There's enough content and variety here that it serves the purpose of party-oriented multiplayer well. The truth is – in the right setting – YDKJ can be light fun, but it never goes any further than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Feb 20, 2011
    10
    You Don't Know Jack is an excellent game! It is fun and challenging. I had never played this game in its earlier years and don't know howYou Don't Know Jack is an excellent game! It is fun and challenging. I had never played this game in its earlier years and don't know how much is the same, but I loved the dis or dat type questions, and looking for the wrong answer of the game. I played round after round and was impressed with the wittiness of the game, the unique questions, and the unique game elements unlike most trivia games. Totally enjoyed playing this game with my fiancee! He's more the gamer than I am, but I love that he suggested this game! So fun! Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    10
    I hate the trivia games, but this is an awesome title, have much questions, but have some problems, and the bigger is that is not much funnyI hate the trivia games, but this is an awesome title, have much questions, but have some problems, and the bigger is that is not much funny without much people, but pff, is an awesome title. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2011
    10
    YDKJ returns with flying colors. If you haven't ever heard of You Don't Know Jack, you're in for a real treat. The game combines witty humorYDKJ returns with flying colors. If you haven't ever heard of You Don't Know Jack, you're in for a real treat. The game combines witty humor combining general and pop-culture knowledge into something challenging yet hilarious. The writing really shines here and the host/cast really work the content. I often found myself laughing so hard I couldn't read the question. Great for lonely gamers and party-ers alike. And best of all, it's only 30 smackers. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  4. May 5, 2011
    8
    You don't know Jack is exactly the game that it should be...no more and no less. While the menus and options are sparse, none of that reallyYou don't know Jack is exactly the game that it should be...no more and no less. While the menus and options are sparse, none of that really matters since the game is so fun and easy to pick up and play. Each question is worded in such a way that it is just as difficult to figure out what the question is as it is to come up with the correct answer. Online multiplayer and built in tracking of which rounds you've already played only add to the replay factor. Add in constant DLC and this game is a no brainer at $30. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2011
    8
    A great throwback to YDKJ of days past and Cookie is as irreverent as ever. 790 questions in the base game will give you and your friends orA great throwback to YDKJ of days past and Cookie is as irreverent as ever. 790 questions in the base game will give you and your friends or unknown partners online tons of enjoyment with at least 10 DLC packs with 10 episodes each means extended replay value. The wrong answer of the game is a new great idea that if you get a specific wrong answer you get a boost to your score instead of a minus bringing some strategy in that getting the right answer is not always the best way to score. The only real issue I've seen is lag during the infamous Jack Attack leading to just missing those precious $4000. A great trivia game a great party game a game you will not regret owning. It's good to see you back Jellyvision! Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2011
    8
    For those that often find themselves entertaining guests, You Don't Know Jack is an excellent choice for those of us that truly don't mindFor those that often find themselves entertaining guests, You Don't Know Jack is an excellent choice for those of us that truly don't mind being proven how little we know in the world of trivia. YDKJ has all the typical elements you'd come to expect in a game that is modeled after a game show. Players are contestants that participate in three rounds of answering trivia questions. Depending on how quickly you buzz in, and the rules of the round, you'll be awarded (or lose) points accordingly. Questions in this game tend to focus on pop culture while also throwing in some more academic topics. Sorry sports enthusiasts, but you won't find many questions here. The real charm of the game comes from the host's commentary and the positively inane 'personality' of the game. Some of the jokes sink a bit into the immature/overdone category, but the game almost seems to revel in knowing this. The game has several hours of voice dialogue and it's use of video and audio provides for a very entertaining experience.

    YDKJ thrives as a multiplayer experience, with players given the option to 'screw' each other during the round. There is also online gameplay, but I wouldn't recommend it until you've played through every episode at least once. Unfortunately, like all trivia games, YDKJ suffers from the unfair advantage given to players that have played any particular episode before as the questions don't change. So, replay value is restricted a bit by this aspect. Additionally, unless you're a big trivia fan or simply a fan of the franchise, I can't see myself playing the game single player.

    As previously mentioned, YDKJ is a great game for entertaining guests that aren't overly opposed to trivia-style games. Each round is quick and even losing can be very entertaining. It's also very easy for non-gamers to pick up. If this sounds like the game for you and your family/friends, then pick it up and see if you really 'don't know Jack.'
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  7. Feb 13, 2011
    0
    Just couldnt get into to it, it wasnt too bad but i just didnt enjoy it.

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