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!
User reviews: Positive (27 reviews)
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 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

 

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
love this game so much. was so happy to be able to find it on here again. the whole series is just fantastic
Posted: September 1
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
werf
Posted: May 14
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
luv it
Posted: May 18
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1.8 hrs on record
I would recommend it for the humor, but the questions are SO HARD!
Posted: July 18
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24.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 26
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2.6 hrs on record
I really love this game. I have fond memories of playing this with my cousins. It's really hilarious and fun. Seeing as it's fairly inexpensive I'd reccomedn this if you want an out of the ordinary quiz show game.
Posted: June 22
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6.8 hrs on record
This is a supper fun game that will have you laughing whether you win or lose! Give it a try.
Posted: June 23
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0.7 hrs on record
It's a fun ride in the YDKJ universe. It's worth the very small amount Steam is charging!
Posted: June 28
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13.0 hrs on record
I Was on the final floor... I typed my name wrong... I selected start over... The game completly reset without letting me watch one of the endings... Im sad now... :(

Also this is like one of the best games ever and you should buy it unless youre a little ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: August 30
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 10, 2013
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
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!
Posted: December 14, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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!
Posted: December 30, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.7 hrs on record
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!
Posted: December 22, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Its hilarious
Posted: April 6
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: December 20, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
the best you dont know jack yet!
Posted: December 26, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
The absolute best of all the original YDKJ games. Didn't age well.
Posted: February 17
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I think I might be missing something here. I know plenty of Jacks.
Posted: December 3, 2013
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
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]
Posted: November 17, 2013
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