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You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride is the fourth main installment in the series of humorously inclined quiz games. Several changes has been made to the game's structure and themes, compared to the previous entries. The game follows an episode-based format: "The Ride" refers to an elevator that transports the player character to rooms, each dedicated to a different theme. The choice of room for the player to tackle depends on his/her answers to the game's initial questions.

The rest of the gameplay revolves, as in the previous installments, around answering trivia questions and gaining money by doing so. The game has a higher degree of randomization regarding the prizes offered for correct answers. There is also a new type of question, called "Roadkill", which requires the player to find a word that connects two other phrases.


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There are 13 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride Screenshot
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride Screenshot
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride Screenshot
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "你不了解杰克4" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "You Don't Know Jack 3: Abwärts" -- German title
  • "YDKJ 4" -- Informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Best Game in the Series Adam Baratz (1484) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Dec 16, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Joker May, 2000 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 09, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) May, 2000 74 out of 100 74
Electric Games 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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The game was packaged on two CDs: the first was used solely for installing the game, while the second contained all the game data. Also on the first CD was a selection of the joke commercials used in the credits of the games. If you wait around 6 minutes into track 42 of that CD, you'll hear an extra little ditty...


  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Best Classic Game of the Year

andyhat (2001) added You Don't Know Jack: Volume 4 - The Ride (Windows) on Feb 03, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (76511)