Play the game that many consider to be YDKJ’s most fun offering – The Ride! Already played it? Trust us, you've forgotten everything by now. For the fourth volume of the mega-award-winning CD-ROM trivia game show, the YOU DON’T KNOW JACK crew decided to throw out the YDKJ rule book and start fresh!
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Positive (47 reviews) - 82% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 1998

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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Classic Pack

Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, 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 Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

 

About This Game

Play the game that many consider to be YDKJ’s most fun offering – The Ride! Already played it? Trust us, you've forgotten everything by now.

For the fourth volume of the mega-award-winning CD-ROM trivia game show, the YOU DON’T KNOW JACK crew decided to throw out the YDKJ rule book and start fresh! This ain't your daddy’s YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Suffice to say, you can take any preconceived notions you've had about the YOU DON’T KNOW JACK series and chuck ’em down an open elevator shaft because YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Volume 4 is going to take you on The Ride of your life!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 500 MHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 900 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.
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Overall:
Positive (47 reviews)
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RedToad64
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
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.
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nerdcredred
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
The best YDKJ game I've ever played, and I've been playing the CD-ROM ones since the 90s. It's an entirely unique experience and it was an event in my house the first time we did it, being extremely disappointed when we finally ran out of questions. Seriously, try this one out.
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TayburrFripper
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
I sometimes just watch the credits roll after a game and just sit there and listen to the commercials; It's that good of a game that I'm actually not wanting to play another game because the fake commercials during the credits are that damn entertaining. all i do is laugh. even when i lose horribly. get all the games but this one is my favorite. if i had to only play one, this would be it. i hope they do more of these. it's been far too long, i wish they'd make this an actual game on tv.
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mrfelixtech
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
ITS NO MULTIPLAYER I AM MAD I HIT MY DOG BECUSE OF THIS IM DRUNK-Donald Trump
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( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
if you like ♥♥♥♥ jokes from the 80's and an announcer that is more of a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ then Steve harvey this is definatly the game for you. (P.S if you were born in the 80's have a steam account and looking to buy this game please dust off your cheese crumbs and find a wife)
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CMDR SABBATH BLACK
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
11/10 would pretend to be 1 of 3 players again, just to hear the random responses from the "host"

Funny every damn time.
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RWGotelee
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 3, 2015
I do love a good trivia game. But I like even more when there's lots of twists, nooks and crannies to spice up the gameplay. And this game is no exception. The 4th installment of the You Don't Know Jack trivia game series brings us more than we have seen in any of the games so far. You get to experience new things like Screws that can fly onto the screen and block the question and answers. Another new feature is the game categories, the new ones specifically. Each of which do a spectacular job of heightening up the facts as well as making your brain go numb about what the next answer could be. Take Roadkill for example, a game with 7 answers followed by a final bonus which tips the scales in any way. Get the first few answers right and you're good to go. Get the final bonus wrong however and you can kiss your cash goodbye!
I also like the fact that you can get different amounts of cash when you buzz in to pick an amount. From the stingy $120 up to $12,000 in one question. However depending on the difficulty of the question the maximum value goes up and down. And that helps when thinking whether to relax or not.
Another great feature is that all your favourite characters are there; Cookie, Guy, Schmitty, Buzz and Nate, all of whom get to play a decent role in the game.

YDKJ 4 (The Ride) has some great things to offer. I can't really fit it all in, so I suggest you play it to find out more.
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FK Windows 10
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 29, 2015
Got more boring
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nyxx
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 18, 2015
*****
wtf just happened
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No Diggity
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: September 17, 2015
The best version of Jack in the classic bundle. If I could, I'd marry Cookie in a heartbeat.
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Jr786 Neil Watts/Eva Rosalene
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4, 2015
It's a long way to the Bottom Floor in YDKJ Vol. 4: The Ride with 13 Questions for each Episode. I'll give you an example:

??????
"If you saw someone's doing a bungee jump off the Empire State Building,
what would you do?"
1. Tell him/her to get off the Roof [Health & Safety Floor]
2. Cheer him/her on [Daredevil Floor]
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Nobbzey
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12, 2015
Still a fun game to play with friends. would be better if there was a way to play over the net
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А Fucking Loser
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11, 2015
I absolutely recommend this game if you are 25 or up and live in States. However, for me it is not the case. I live in Russia and English is my second language, however, I can totally enjoy that game at almost fullest still when I get friends to play it with me (given their English knowledge is just as good) This game is not so emphatic on celebrities unlike the more relevant ones so it makes this perfect for me. Mostly, the trivia in this is all about general knowledge and something that is already history and not a thing anymore e.g Clinton being presedent. (Can see the recuring theme of developers that can't get over the Cold War)
Game here is devided into episodes under one topic. Topics can vary from Parenting to Fetishes. Also, a great point is that there are mini-games that can no longer be found in the modern editions, such as "Bingo" or "Road kill"
It's my favorite game in the series. You can pick this one and not worry about the others.
See you at the bottom
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huehnchen ❤
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6, 2015
The slightly different style of The Ride is bringing some extra spice to YDKJ. It's definitely one of my favorites out of the series.
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SuperBunnyBun
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4, 2015
I've been a long-time fan of the YDKJ series. I even watched the short-lived TV gameshow. But out of all of them, and any other trivia game I've played, this is my absolute favorite.
The way it announces the topic of the episode is humorous, the questions themselves hilarious. And so much attention to the details of every little thing.
For example: I've seen several times where I picked a wrong answer on one question, and later on in the episode the announcer would make reference to that previous answer. The programming they've put in for such tiny details makes the game feel like it's learning as you are, finding out the absolute best way to mock and ridicule you.

The only downside I have to the game is that it is only local-co-op for multiplayer. Where both players have to huddle beside each other and share the keyboard. But given it was released in '98, the fact it doesn't have online multiplayer is easily overlooked.

If you like random trivia, and want to be entertained to the point of having to pause the game because you're laughing too loud to hear the announcer, then buy this game.
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Shyrr
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1, 2015
Weird Quizshow. Works well.
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MPO
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2014
With the new episodic format, things get even more hilarious and darker, and that makes this volume my personal favorite. A major bonus is the return of all hosts, who proceed screw each other over. Truly epic moments to be had if you're a fan of the YDKJ world.

However, this volume is the least newcomer-friendly due to its unique Screw system, the inside jokes, and less-fun value picking system.
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THE GATEKEEPER B DAY TODAY
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2014
one of the best games to buy for a party
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Bok M'tek
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2014
Confusing and makes no sense. I generally have no idea what to do and the game just launches in without any prior explanation.
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smousetrap
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 1, 2014
love this game so much. was so happy to be able to find it on here again. the whole series is just fantastic
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
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.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2013
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.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 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.

Score: 7/7: F*cking Awesome!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
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.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
love this game so much. was so happy to be able to find it on here again. the whole series is just fantastic
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
Weird Quizshow. Works well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
For those looking for a fun party game to play, this is your game! If you've never played any of the You Don't Know Jack (YDKJ) games, then all you need to know is that it's a fun trivia-based game with a twist. The questions are challenging and amusing as well as the question types featured in this game (e.g. Dis or Dat, Road Kill, Gibberish Questions). I highly recommend buying this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
This is my all time favourte YDKJ game. It's a little different to earlier games but it excells in almost every way. Cookie is the best and the writing is as hillarious as ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
It's a fun ride in the YDKJ universe. It's worth the very small amount Steam is charging!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2014
Its hilarious
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
If you are a fan of becoming more intelligent with comedy and good questions, with answers you have to think about, then this game is recommended by me, in fact, the whole series is on my top 10 game serieseseseseses somwhere
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
The absolute best of all the original YDKJ games. Didn't age well.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Love this game, so much nostalgia! However, I wish they'd included online multiplayer. Labeling a game that requires sharing the keyboard still as "multiplayer" feels a bit misleading, guys.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
the best you dont know jack yet!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
ITS NO MULTIPLAYER I AM MAD I HIT MY DOG BECUSE OF THIS IM DRUNK-Donald Trump
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
I think I might be missing something here. I know plenty of Jacks.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2013
Hilarious!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
Got more boring
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
I'm torn on what to give YDKJv4. On the one hand, it's the funniest JACK, and the themed shows are great. On the other hand, the game is also the noisiest JACK, both aurally and visually, and all the games are a forced 13 questions. In the end, I've got to give this JACk a thumb down. This one's only for the completionist YDKJ fans.
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