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The original PC sensation that started it all! We've brought it back in all its virginal glory! The world was a much simpler place in 1995. The kids were listening to the grunge, the first test-tube gorilla was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and a little trivia game called YOU DON’T KNOW JACK took the interactive CD-ROM trivia game show...
Release Date: Sep 12, 1995
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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol 1 XL

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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Classic Pack

Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 1 XL, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 3, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 4 The Ride, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

About the Game

The original PC sensation that started it all! We've brought it back in all its virginal glory!

The world was a much simpler place in 1995. The kids were listening to the grunge, the first test-tube gorilla was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and a little trivia game called YOU DON’T KNOW JACK took the interactive CD-ROM trivia game show world by storm. Play now and relive that crazy, mixed-up time all over again!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 500 MHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 575 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: The game runs at 640x480 max resolution. Manually adjust your Desktop resolution if you want the game to fill the screen.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
25 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Game Rating: B-
Pros:
-A port of the original hilarious party triva game that asks questions in the most wacky ways possible
-Still holds up to this day (for the most part)
-A large amount of questions will make sure you never see the same one twice
-Great to break out when your friends are over

Cons:
-Due this being a re-release of a '90s triva game, some of the questions are no longer accurate and many of the jokes are timely pop-culture references
-No online
Posted: August 13th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
272 products in account
9 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
This is pretty fun, but there are a fair few questions that seem pretty specific to American TV and pop culture. Fellow Europeans be warned.
Posted: May 19th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
124 products in account
5 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
I still love this game, even if many of the questions (and humor) seem rather dated now...
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
446 products in account
148 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
You Don't Know Jack Vol. 1 XL has a whole lot of charm and a while lot of humor. It's extremely dry and not afraid to ♥♥♥♥ on the people playing, albeit in a tasteful way. The rounds are short and the game's presentation is annoying but in an endearing way. It's a shame the references and questions are SUPER-dated, but that's to be expected of a game this old.

Short, buy it if you played this game a lot and want a stroll down memory lane or if 80s and 90s pop culture is your religion. Bonus points if you have similar-minded friends. If none of these apply to you, then avoid this game and go for something a little more recent.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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1 review
0.5 hrs on record
Good game but I wish they would add an option for online multi.
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,084 products in account
2 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
For a game that’s just shy of 20 years old, this is proof-positive that some things are timeless. As a long-time owner (yeah, I got it when it originally came out in 1995 on CD-ROM...), I can truly say the charm remains, as does the irreverence. Despite the years, the sarcasm and prodding by the “host” is just as relevant now as it was then. I always leave the game with a smile on my face.

Not only does the Steam re-release introduce a whole new generation to YDKJ, but it ditches the CD-ROM and related issues (Try grabbing the original disc and installing it on a modern, 64-bit O/S. Won’t happen without a LOT of work)...

My only real gripe is that the game is perpetually stuck at a 640x480 resolution, and going full-screen requires a manual change of the PC’s resolution to 720x480

**P.S. DO NOT forget to snag the others in the franchise. They're worth every penny!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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