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The Jackbox Party Pack 4

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

68%

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Based on 22 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 17, 2017
Xbox OneOct 20, 2017
PCOct 19, 2017
Nintendo SwitchOct 19, 2017

Developer: Jackbox Games, Inc.

Genre: Strategy

The biggest and fourthiest addition to this storied party game franchise features not five but FIVE AND A HALF crowd-slaying games! FIBBAGE 3 (2-8 PLAYERS) The blanking fun sequel. Play all-new question types and the game mode Fibbage: Enough About You (3-8 players). Guess the weird facts about your friends. SURVIVE THE INTERNET (3-8 PLAYERS) The web-based frame game. Twist your friends’ “online” comments in hilarious ways. MONSTER SEEKING MONSTER (3-7 PLAYERS) The spooky date-a-thon game. Message and date fellow monsters with special powers. BRACKETEERING (3-16 PLAYERS) The deranged debate match game. Place smart bets on stupid arguments. CIVIC DOODLE (3-8 PLAYERS) The one-up art game. Compete to improve the town murals. Play using your phones, tablets or computers. No extra controllers needed!

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COMING THE WEEK OF OCT. 17: The Jackbox Party Pack 4

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While my group and I enjoyed trying out this year's Party Pack, it's fair to say it didn't live up to my expectations. It's still a lot of fun, and there were frequent outbursts of laughter in my living room. But there really wasn't a standout title here, nothing to recommend this year's pack over previous entries in the series. It felt like all the games here would've benefited from a little more playtesting, a little more polish. I think it's telling that at the end of the night, we ended by loading up The Jackbox Party Pack 3 and playing a couple rounds of last year's Trivia Murder Party. You'll get your money's worth out of The Jackbox Party Pack 4, but you might have a better time with one of its predecessors.

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All in all, the Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a great party game bundle with far more hits than misses.

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Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a very solid collection of party games. In fact, it's probably the best entry in the series. Only one game is a real dud, with the other four games offering plenty of chances for hilarity. And Fibbage About You is a clever spin on the already great game of Fibbage.

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The Jackbox Party Pack 4 does enough to warrant another dive into its zany, over the top party game world. The visual presentation is mostly stellar and varied throughout, but of course it comes down to the games themselves. When it's good, it's great - the new Fibbage mode 'Enough About You', refined drawing game Civic Doodle and the fast-paced tournament style Bracketeering will keep any social gatherings going. Survive the Internet can be rather hit and miss due to its topical humour, so it depends heavily on the crowd. Aside from its cooky and spooky presentation, meanwhile, Monsters Seeking Monsters falls flat.As long as you're aware of the requirement of web-connected smart devices to play, The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is another worthy addition to the Switch, and for the most part there's a good balance of familiar and fresh material for newcomers and veterans alike.

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