The BEST Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Network: YouTube

The titular Nerd character is an ill-tempered and foul-mouthed video game fanatic. He derives comic appeal from excessive and inventive use of profanity, frequent displays of explicit gestures, and heavy consumption of beer, particularly Rolling Rock or Yuengling, to "soothe the pain". A particular characteristic is his favorable comparison of extremely repulsive and painful, usually firmly scatological, acts to playing the games he reviews. Varying amounts of physical comedy are mixed into the verbal abuse.

Ninja Gaiden

#1 - Ninja Gaiden

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 4, 2010

The Nerd tries to beat one of the most difficult games in existence!

star 9.70
84 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Ghostbusters: Conclusion

#2 - Ghostbusters: Conclusion

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2007

The Nerd finishes up his rant on the crap that is Ghostbusters games only to have a small surprise. A game... he likes?!

star 9.14
50 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Atari Porn

#3 - Atari Porn

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 22, 2007

Even before the ESRB existed, you've got to ask yourself, "How can games like these ever be made!?"

star 9.02
51 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
LJN Video Art

#4 - LJN Video Art

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 22, 2014

On the 12th Day of SHITSmas, AVGN fans gave to me... the LJN Video Art!?! Noooo!!!

star 9.00
28 votes
Rocky

#5 - Rocky

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 14, 2006

Released to coincide with the new Rocky movie, ROCKY BALBOA, December 2006. First review of a NON-NES game. First time "The Angry VIDEO GAME Nerd" was used in the theme song, instead of "Nintendo Nerd".

star 8.94
53 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Halloween

#6 - Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 31, 2007

On the spookiest day of the year The Nerd finds himself in a battle against a crappy game.

star 8.91
45 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

#7 - Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 21, 2009

Possibly the most hilariously bad game ever.

star 8.74
103 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Game Boy Accessories

#8 - Game Boy Accessories

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 15, 2017

The Nerd pays tribute to the Game Boy, the handheld console that outlasted the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and N64. And, much like those consoles, there was a boatload of needless accessories to go with it.

star 8.72
40 votes
Die Hard

#9 - Die Hard

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 19, 2007

The Nerd continues his assault on old video games that are now summer blockbusters with his take on the 80's, 90's and maybe 2007 hit, Die Hard.

star 8.72
76 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Batman Part II

#10 - Batman Part II

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 11, 2008

What will happen to the BatNerd? Will the Joker have his way?

star 8.72
78 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Swordquest

#11 - Swordquest

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 17, 2010

One of the most epic adventures in video game history.

star 8.70
84 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle

#12 - Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 5, 2009

Time for a rematch!

star 8.65
74 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Castlevania - Part 3

#13 - Castlevania - Part 3

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 5, 2009

It's time to look at a SNES classic--and a game that's not, exactly.

star 8.64
98 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

#14 - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 7, 2009

This game contains one of the most awesome things The Nerd has ever seen.

star 8.64
102 votes
Castlevania - Part 4

#15 - Castlevania - Part 4

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 19, 2009

The Nerd was on the wrong console all along.

star 8.63
98 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Nintendo Power

#16 - Nintendo Power

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 4, 2007

One of the greatest magazines in history, the Nerd revisits his memories of Nintendo's paper propaganda.

star 8.60
75 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Game Glitches

#17 - Game Glitches

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2010

The Nerd grapples with the Game Graphic Glitch Graemlin.

star 8.60
102 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Cheetahmen

#18 - Cheetahmen

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired May 9, 2010

The Nerd examines the final game from Action 52's lineup: Cheetahmen--and more.

star 8.51
105 votes
Directors: James Rolfe
Writers: James Rolfe
Chronologically Confused about Kingdom Hearts

#19 - Chronologically Confused about Kingdom Hearts

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2019

The Angry Video Game Nerd is chronologically confused about the Kingdom Hearts timeline. With Kingdom Hearts 3 on the horizon, the AVGN will explore the goofy order of the KH games. You think it's just Kingdom Hearts 1 and Kingdom Hearts 2? Guess again. There's 358/2 Days, Birth By Sleep, Dream Drop Distance, and many more. There's almost more re-releases than the games themselves. Oh, and the release order still isn't as confusing as the story line. Final Fantasy + Disney = 1 Confused Nerd

star 8.50
16 votes
Ghostbusters

#20 - Ghostbusters

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 27, 2007

The Nerd is back to prove that not all games are good movie to game adaptations like Batman. But Ghostbusters...it's just AWFUL!

star 8.46
80 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Sega 32X

#21 - Sega 32X

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 15, 2007

Yet another add-on to the Genesis that tried to extend its life but ultimately just helped pull the plug.

star 8.45
75 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Sega CD

#22 - Sega CD

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 2, 2007

Wow! It's like playing a movie... except all the movies are really, really bad. Complete with full length Nerd intro.

star 8.45
74 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2

#23 - An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 24, 2007

The chilling conclusion to The Nerd's Christmas adventure. Will he have a happy holiday season after visits from his past, present and future?

star 8.44
70 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe
Nintendo World Championships

#24 - Nintendo World Championships

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 26, 2011

The rarest and most widely sought NES game ever.

star 8.43
68 votes
Silver Surfer

#25 - Silver Surfer

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 5, 2007

A game about a classic comic book character could've been one of the greats... too bad it sucks donkey balls.

star 8.42
76 votes
Directors: James D. Rolfe
Writers: James D. Rolfe