This is a multiplayer trivia game along the lines of Sierra's popular You Don't Know Jack games. Instead of the ebullient emcee from YDKJ, Total Request Live Trivia features two emcees (male and female) who deliver questions in a more hip, low key style. Players are asked questions and are given a series of responses to choose from. The questions are all based on very recent pop culture, ranging from rock and pop bands to television (especially Total Request Live, the MTV show which inspired this game) and movies. The user interface is almost entirely text based, with very little in the way of graphics.