Jack Keane is back! And his newest adventure is even more fast-paced than ever before! Several years after his last adventure with Dr. T, the hapless but incorrigible hero, Jack Keane returns to experience the greatest adventure of his life alongside the beautiful Amanda.
User reviews: Mixed (20 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 28, 2013
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"A great game through and through, absolutely recommendable."
90/100 - Nextgengamers

"Fire Within is a feast for my cursor and a great adventure game."
84/100 - Spieletipps

"Jack Keane and the Fire within delights with a splendid sense of humour and echoes the classical point&click wit traditionally found in games by Lucas Arts (…) the witty dubbing, absurd humour and entertaining puzzles make the game a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Everyone looking for a fast-paced story with surprising twists and witty dialogues will find in Jack Keane and the Fire within the perfect action-adventure."
84/100 - Gnomgames

About This Game

Jack Keane is back! And his newest adventure is even more fast-paced than ever before!

Several years after his last adventure with Dr. T, the hapless but incorrigible hero, Jack Keane returns to experience the greatest adventure of his life alongside the beautiful Amanda. However he soon realises once again that nothing goes quite as smoothly as Jack had imagined.

Shanghai, 1899 -The mysterious Chinese city is the epicentre for adventurers of all kinds. Jack Keane, too, has been attracted to the place by rumours of a legendary treasure - or to be more precise, these tales have led him right inside the walls of the notorious Shanghai prison. It is within these walls that the guardian of the treasure, a secretive shaman, has been locked up for years. Unfortunately for our hero, Jack has completely disregarded the fact that it is a lot easier to get INTO prison than out of it…

And this is only the beginning of Jack Keane's newest bizarre adventure: mysterious treasures, ruthless villains, two distractingly beautiful women and tons of clever humour await the most lovable treasure hunter to have ever sailed the seven seas in a comical tour de force around the globe. During his travels, Jack will not only meet old friends, but also encounter new faces such as the elegant city-lady Eve and the brilliant German engineer Carl.

Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within is set to revolutionise the classic point & click adventure genre. Never has an adventure been as cinematic, fast-paced and humorous, without breaking any of the iconic point & click gameplay rules.

State of the art 3D-graphics, gripping action-sequences and the typical bizarre Jack Keanesque humour will be an absolute delight to all adventure fans.

Features

  • Control your characters directly with WASD, or switch to the classic Point & Click-Style
  • Experience the kind of love triangle we all know from everyday life movies
  • Explore your own mind (literally), chase zeppelins by car, and learn a wide array of fight-stances to counter your opponents’ frantic moves
  • Created by the developers of adventure hits such as Ankh, Jack Keane and Black Sails
  • State of the art 3D-graphics based on Deck 13’s revolutionary FLEDGE engine
  • The mix of fast-paced action sequences and iconic point & click-gameplay makes Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within a truly 21st Century adventure

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® XP (32 bit)/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
    • Processor:Intel Pentium IV® @ 2.8 GHz or comparable processor with SSE3
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD X1800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3584 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
    • Additional:Shader Model 3.0 hardware support, min. 256 MB VRAM, DVD-ROM, mouse, keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows® XP (32 bit)/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
    • Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo @ 2.6 GHz or comparable processor with SSE3
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVidia GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3584 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
    • Additional:Shader Model 3.0 hardware support, min. 256 MB VRAM, DVD-ROM, mouse, keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
TLDR: An incredibly boring story coupled with uninteresting puzzles and bland characters. Not even recommended on a sale unless you are truly desperate for a point and click adventure game.

Long Version: You play as Jack, a Indiana Jones wannabe with commitment issues and his ex-girlfriend Amana who is... ehm... his ex-girlfriend? Other than a temper and an affinity for firearms she is not given much more character. They are searching for an item that should not fall into the bad guys hands. I'm not entirely sure if they were trying to throw in as many clichés as possible as some kind of joke, but it would not surprise me. Unfortunately the joke falls a bit flat.

The puzzles were mostly the bog standard item using variety coupled with an incredibly basic puzzle fighting system where you always have to learn a new move to win. I assume you eventually get to have to use it in a more puzzling sense but I never got that far because frankly, Jack Keane 2 is dull. So dull in fact that when the game offered a choice to take the money and run - which results in the game ending and you being given the choice to make another choice, I took the money and gladly declined to change my mind. It seemed a far better alternative than to spend more time with these characters and their inane quest.

As a remember I had a somewhat nice time with Jack Keane 1, so I would probably recommend getting that one instead if you can get it cheap. Jack Keane I bought on a sale and I still don't think I got my money's worth.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Quite good for a family friendly game, minor bugs with the mouse click not doing anything, but otherwise it's a good game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
A by far better game than the previous installment in the series. Both the puzzles and the mechanics are better and more intuitive. (I hated how the puzzles often didnt make any sense in the last game)

It's not one of my favourite point and click adventure games. I look to Lucas arts (monkey island and others) and wadjet eye games for that. There are some others as well. But if you liked Jack Keane 1 I guess Jack Keane 2 won't be too bad.

The control scheme is a bit unusual with the drag the mouse to walk or run... but it works pretty well. and you can allways use the wsad keys if you dont like dragging the mouse. Jumping mechanic is innovateing and kind of fun but really seems pointless in hindsight. All it was actually used for (where it wasn't just a pointless design choice) was a barreldodgeing puzzle which you can technically complete without dodgeing any of the barrels.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Even though Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within has some issues with its controls and features a relationship idea that isn’t fleshed out, the time you spend with Jack and his chums is no doubt enjoyable and manages to hit most of the right notes for a point-and-click game. It moves at a steady pace without interrupting the player much with mystifying puzzles, which is helped by the fact that they can be solved without having to think up inconceivable solutions. Jack Keane 2 might not be the smashing excellence in the genre that The Walking Dead was praised for last year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give Jack Keane 2 a try if you like a bit of delightful comedy in your adventure games.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Jack Keane 2 - The Fire Within
Pros:
-Graphics are clean and lacking in glitches
-Jack Keane with a beard looks kinda like one of the Beatles
-A few exciting set-pieces
-Contains four delicious banana recipies
-Depending on your choices, certain puzzles WILL change. Characters actually acknowledge the alternate order of actions.
-"What the hell? Where did I get this sponge?"
-Dream sequences are imaginative.

Cons:
-You often end up doing things and combining items without knowing why. This isn't always because the puzzles are overly obtuse but because the game routinly let's you START solving a later puzzle before you can FINISH it.
-You start to wonder why the dialog is so hard to hear during animated cutscenes.
-All characters share the same talking animations and there are only about five of them total. The characters also lack emotion both in face and sometimes in dialog.
-The running and jumping is HORRID. Simple puzzles are made infuriating by needing to jump on a box.
-Fisticufts are slow, tedious, and just boring.
-Since the camera tracks the current character, important items are sometimes well offscreen forcing you to run around hunting for them.

Overall: 3.5/10 Hilarious for how not-good and ALMOST good it is.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Nice looking, kind and funny adventure game. Good for both kids and adults.
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
This is one of the worst adventure games i've played. Almost everything in this game is broken.
Graphics are awful. Everything looks very outdated. Animations are really bad, no facial expressions. And there's sliding/teleporting elephant in the backroung in one scene. Or maybe it's an cosmic elephant? No seriously, the graphic part of this game is very bad. Even the boobs can't save it.
Voice acting is ridiculous. There's nothing more to say about it. Sound is broken too. Soemtimes characters talk very loudly and sometimes you can't hear them.
Controls. Another area where this game fails. It's not fully point&click adventure game (how it should be and it would've been much better game) but actualy you control the characters with wasd, toggle run/walk with shift and jump(jumping is another topic) with space. So why the hell this game doesn't support a controller?
Oh yeah, jumping. Most of the time you will jump in the wrong direction, it's pain to climb somewhere because of poor jumping mechanics.
The cursor often don't work. Usually pressing the jump button helps to reset the cursor. I'm serious here, it works that way. Sometimes you just need to load the previous save.
Just stay away from this broken game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I honestly wanted to like this game, but it felt more like a chore to finish the game. Didn't enjoy it much. There were few nice moments, but terrible controls, bad voice acting and average story and jokes killed it for me.

I would think twice before buying the game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
this game has an interesting start: escaping the prison, learning the secret fighting technique for the first time, taking the quest and going on an adventure. the part where Amanda appears is when you see that the voice acting is bad. really bad. i appreciate the jokes, but they're not that funny. they're as 'meh' as this game is in general. a waste of time. there's a part when Jack is up for making his ♥♥♥♥ bigger. it's in the title, too. "The Fire Within" is actually an >erection<, believe it or not. this game is all about making your ♥♥♥♥ grow, that's it. adios
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Jack Keane is a common point&click adventure game with Indiana Jones wannabe story, childish humour and either obvious or outright stupid and illogical item combinations topped with extremely boring fistfights.
What's worse, this game is a typical example of 3D adventure that led to the decline of adventure games in late 90s and early 2000s. Third dimension adds nothing to the game except delays stemming from unnecessary pixel (or vertex in this case) hunts and akward controls. Sice you will probably often need to try "everyting-with-everything" to progress ahead, you will be walking a lot in JK2. Thus, bad controls in combination with unskippable player movement were a dealbreaker for me. I may had been able to finish the game if it was just a plain 2D point&click adventure.

Still, if you like childish humour or you are about 11 years old and you don't mind frequent unskippable walking between locations in adventure games, you may find Jack Keane 2 amusing for its nice and stylish graphics and light-hearted narration.

Rating: 3/10
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Boring buggy game... Bad voice acting, missleading mission objective
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
DO NOT BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥
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8 of 21 people (38%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2013
Jack Keane 2 is a fun action-packed journey at times, made far more frustrating than it needed to be due to its clumsy interface and obtuse, pace-killing puzzles.
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I can't believe my computer can't handle this game.
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5 of 34 people (15%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Μετά το πρώτο “Jack Keane”, τα τρία “Ankh” και το “Haunted”, η Deck13, κινούμενη σε γνώριμα νερά και πατώντας πάνω σε επιτυχημένες συνταγές του παρελθόντος, επιστρέφει στον πιο αναγνωρίσιμο τίτλο της και καταφέρνει να μας δώσει ένα ακόμη διασκεδαστικό adventure game. Μπορεί να μη καταφέρνει ούτε αυτή τη φορά να κάνει το μεγάλο «μπαμ», που πιθανώς κυνηγάει, αλλά αυτό δε στερεί σε καμία περίπτωση τον τίτλο της αξιόλογης περιπέτειας από το “Jack Keane 2-The Fire Within”. Σε μία τιμή που μελλοντικά θα κυμαίνεται στα € 15-20, σίγουρα θα αξίζει να το προμηθευτείτε…

http://www.ragequit.gr/reviews/item/jack-keane-2-the-fire-within-pc-review
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14 of 60 people (23%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
I thought this was like a traditional 2-D point & click adventure. It is not. I played the game briefly and found the 3D aspects annoying and not very fun. Skip this one.
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7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Awful. Jack Keane was the best out of the two. Game lags, the cursor doesnt always work, puzzles can be finished before you even get to that point. Im currently stuck on the car scene where you have to click on the steering wheel - ITS NOT DOING WHAT ITS SUPPSOED TO BE DOING so i can progress on to the next part and finish this bug filled game. I wanted this for awhile and its not even worth purchasing at the sale price. The jumping will also send you into a rage due to it not doing what its supposed to and sending you off somewhere in the wrong direction.
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