YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® - where high culture and pop culture collide! Loaded with outrageous questions, wall-to-wall music and sound effects, blistering humor, and Cookie Masterson, your semi-lovable master of ceremonies, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® is trivia-licious!
User reviews: Very Positive (79 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 8, 2011
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YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® - where high culture and pop culture collide!

Loaded with outrageous questions, wall-to-wall music and sound effects, blistering humor, and Cookie Masterson, your semi-lovable master of ceremonies, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® is trivia-licious!

Key features:

  • Up to Two players on the same computer
  • Genetically engineered with over 70 Episodes & over 15 hours of cranium-contorting questions.
  • Like that? Want more? Play favorite question types including DisOrDat™ and The Jack Attack™.
  • Long-lasting flavor with hundreds of questions that stay crunchy... even in MILK!
  • Taunt your opponents with more fun features like Screw Your Neighbor™ and the Wrong Answer of the Game!
  • Let the frivolity ensue with insane animation, hi-octane music, and hilarious wisecracks from your lovable yet verbally sassy host.
  • Lightning-fast gameplay – Don’t drag your pants! The quicker you buzz in, the more cash you win or lose!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz min processor speed
    • Memory: 2GB Ram
    • Graphics: 128 MB Direct X 9 compliant video card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5GB
    • Sound: Direct X compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I have played other versions of this game for PC over the last 15 years. It is a great triva game for teens and adults that will make you laugh as much as it makes you think. 2 Thumbs up!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This game really does have the most accurate title. We got through the whole game, and we still don't know who Jack is!
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
As much as I love this game I can't with a straight face reccomend it to get it on Steam. It's unforgivable how much the PC version lacks functionally compared to the console versions. 2-player max, no controller support, no DLC. BUT IT HAS ♥♥♥♥ING ACHIEVEMENTS. Oh boy! If you have a 360, a PS3, hell even a Wii don't bother, a console version of You Don't Know Jack is easily obtainable in your nearest bargain bin.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
found it by "accident" because it seems to be available only in north america.

note: this game is NOT included in the "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Classic Pack"!

and unlike the other "you dont know jack" steam releases, this one works fine and is optimized for new computers and operating systems. (screen resolution, sounds, animations...)

ITS A TON OF FUN and the jokes and questions are well thought out!
well, honestly i had a hard time answering some of the questions, its not so easy for a non native english speaker, take it as a challenge ;)

you've got 73 episodes with different sets of questions to play, it will sure take a while to finish and master them all.
after that the game probably gets a bit repetitive.

things that bother me about the game are:
the missing online multiplayer feature (not even a global/friend leaderboard!), that would make the game a total blast, i would also love to see the game in other languages....
last but not least: there is local coop, but for 2 players only.

nonetheless: this "you dont know jack"-part is worth spending money on
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
+FUNNNNNNY
+Up to date
+easy to learn how to play

-ONLY 2 Players at most
-can get old fast if you have heard the questions before
-I suck at Jack Attack!

Worth $19.99? YES
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Apparently I have to give it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. There's no option here to abstain. I mean, yeah, it's okay with another human player, but it WOULD be LOADS of fun if I could use controllers, configure or even view my controls, or play with more than just two people.

Those three issues are basically what's keeping me from recommending this game. I wouldn't pay $20 for it, but it's probably worth it if it goes on sale.

NOTE TO STEAM: This is NOT a negative review. It's a NEUTRAL review. Your options are too limited.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Really fun update to a classic from years ago... fun trivia, fun jokes/presentation... the only downer is that currently the only way to play head to head is on the same PC, next to each other. (This is not a total downer, as half of the fun is hearing your opponent yell things like, "I know this one!" while you beat them to the answer).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I was a big fan of YDKJ back in the day, and was excited when I saw this remake was available. Unfortunately, it disappoints on a few key fronts and I can't wholeheartedly recommend it:

1) 2-player only. Many older YDKJ version offer more players, and console versions of this remake offer 4-player. This is a game where more players = more fun, so the lack of 4-play is disappointing.
2) No net play. While Jack is best face to face, and none of the older Jacks had this either, if I recall... it should be a standard feature on a modern remake like this.
3) No controller support. This is probably the reason for the 2-player limitation. Both players have to huddle around the keyboard, which is a bit lame. I'd like to hook a laptop up to the TV and give each player an xbox360 controller to buzz in with... but no dice. This is another feature available on consoles, by the way.

In summary, this is tha YDKJ you know and love from 1996... which is 2014 is a bit disappointing. The PC version is also surpassed in features by the console version.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
I remember playing this game when I was a bit younger with my father (I believe that it was YDKJ 2), and laughing my ♥♥♥ off at the all of the stuff that was happening on screen, but at the same point... I also remember that I learned.

When I heard that there was a new version of this game out a while ago, I remember being quite excited for it, and I still am! I love this game, completely. There are still the hilarious antics, screwing like mad, but on top of that, there are the new features, such as the wrong answer of the game, and the "Episode Sponsers", which had me in hysterics for my own amount of time, but I still think back to that time before my father passed away and laugh every time I play this game and I think about him, and I still learn stuff!

The only downside that I can even remotely think about this game: There's no Ticklish Testgum.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2013
This game made fun of me for having no life because I played it alone at 2am. Never has a video game been more percipient.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
The most fun and entertaining trivia game you can imagine. The host, Cookie Masterson, really outdid himself voicing the most hilarious lines that could ever be heard in a trivia game. Not only that, but it also somewhat makes you feel like the game interacts with you in a way. (By insulting you in every possible way) Got this during the sales, and it was entirely worth it. I even got an acheivement for laughing at something Cookie Masterson said. x3
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
146.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2013
After a long slience, my favorite CD-Rom Triva series has made a return to Consoles/PCs/iPads & iPhones. YDKJ '11 is still the best Irreverent Trivia Game there is.
But it won't change the fact that... YOU DON'T KNOW JACK!!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2013
Fantastic. Great fun with a friend or even by yourself. Funny and mind-engaging all in one. Just I'm not sure if its quite worth 20. Many websites sell this (bought my copy off of amazon for $3) and its steamworks so will always activate :D So make sure you catch a sale somewhere.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2011
A fantastic trivia game filled with snarky commentary and questions so oft abstruse that they verge on being utterly nonsensical. Unlike any trivia game you've played before, even if you've played the prior YDKJ games. This new installment in the series far exceeds the weirdness and hilarity of the older games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Nice twist for a trivia title. Owned my first CD version in 2003 and once i discovered the latest version on STEAM, it was a no brainer. Very re-playable, especially if your an achievment ♥♥♥♥♥. Witty humor and a variety of in-game games make this title enjoyable, at least in the casual gaming scale. Looking for a title to pass time with a friend? Try this one out and be soon to realize.. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This game is just awesome. It's witty, funny and a pretty good piece of comedy. It has a ton of content, I still have 60 episodes to go after 4 hours. It's a great game you can play with gamers and non-gamers. However, you can still play it alone, but the game is at it's best when you play with someone else.

It's an awesome party game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2013
You dont know JACK. Best in the biz for trivia games. Got his of GGM for 3 bucks. Having an absoulute blast. Still holds up to the older ones. So funny. Even though no internet play, still a must buy
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2013
No online. No controller support. "The irreverent trivia party game"
Ill just have a few of my friends come over and the three of us can share the keyboard.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Only 2 player multiplayer is dumb, but it's still a great trivia game.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
YDKJ limited to only 2 players, no Gibberish questions, and a both-players-get-to-answer mechanic.

Basically infected with terminal peasantry.

Now that the originaly games are on Steam, play them instead of this version dumbed down for consoles.
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