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You Don't Know Jack (Windows)

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4.0
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Written by  :  tbuteler (3023)
Written on  :  Feb 25, 2004
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

The ultimate party game!

The Good

This has got to be one of the funniest games ever released on the PC. That's saying a lot, specially with all the hilarious adventure titles released in the past, like Monkey Island. But this game deserves a special place in gaming history. Even more so for being a puzzle/quiz game.

Everything about this game make you laughs real hard, from the well-written, very intelligent questions, to the exquisite tasks, like "gibberish questions", and most of all the remarks of the host.

Voice acting is very professional and extremely well done, with quite a bit of variety, so takes a while to hear the same line twice. Same thing for the questions in the game, which adds a lot of replayability into it.

The Bad

Eventually the new questions run out, and old ones start popping in and ruin the game's balance. It does take a while, but after a You Don't Know Jack tournament with friends or family, for example, you'll start getting a feeling of deja vu each time you play.

Also, the game's humor and writing might not be for everybody.

The Bottom Line

A total blast! Brings back the hot-seat action most people miss of the old days of gaming. Be sure to invite friends and family to a round of one of the most remarkable franchises of modern gaming.