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The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

78%

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Based on 36 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 17, 2018
Xbox OneOct 17, 2018
PCOct 17, 2018
Nintendo SwitchOct 17, 2018

Developer: Jackbox Games, Inc.

It’s the biggest Party Pack yet with five party-saving new games! 1) The pop-culture trivia mash-up YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream (1-8 players). The classic returns, full of wild new surprises. 2) The what-if game Split the Room (3-8 Players). Create strange and divisive hypothetical situations. 3) The lyric-writing game Mad Verse City (3-8 players). Channel your inner MC as a rap battling robot. 4) The competitive drawing game Patently Stupid (3-8 players). Create odd inventions to solve bizarre problems. 5) The deadliest game show in the Crab Nebula, Zeeple Dome (1-6 players)! Fling yourself at bloodthirsty aliens to win millions of Zubabucks! Play using your phones, tablets or computers. No extra controllers needed!
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Eurogamer

Patchy, chaotic but ultimately hilarious mini-game collection that proves Jackbox is still king of the party genre.

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Your enjoyment is dependent on the room's creativity, but great prompts and easy-to-learn games help the humor-challenged from ruining everyone else's fun

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It's not quite as good a package as my favorite Jackbox Party Pack, but in my opinion, Party Pack 5 is much better than last year's offering. None of the games seem to be here just to fill out the pack. If you're looking for something to do with a group over the upcoming holidays, there's plenty in Party Pack 5 to keep a whole bunch of people engaged and laughing for hours.

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This is a solid collection of games that is a welcome addition to anyone's party arsenal. The Jackbox games can be a little hit and miss sometimes, but this is certainly one of the best entries and will keep you all entertained for hours. There's some of the best game variety yet and each one feels different enough to really be worth dipping into. Of course, you'll get more mileage the more you have people round, but even if it is sporadic this is a worthwhile inclusion.

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