The BEST Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020
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.
#1 - Ninja Gaiden
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 4, 2010
The Nerd tries to beat one of the most difficult games in existence!
#2 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2019
Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) episode 175: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. People love this game. People say it's the greatest game for the Nintendo 64. Some say it's the best game of all time. Really? Majora's Mask is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was released in 2000 as the sixth main installment in The Legend of Zelda series and was the second to use 3D graphics. It's set in Termina, an alternate reality to Ocarina of Time's Hyrule, which is to be destroyed along with its inhabitants in three days by a giant falling moon unless the player can save it from imminent doom. But can the Nerd survive this game???
#3 - 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?!
#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!!!
#5 - 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!?"
#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.
#7 - 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".
#8 - Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 21, 2009
Possibly the most hilariously bad game ever.
#9 - 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.
#10 - Batman Part II
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 11, 2008
What will happen to the BatNerd? Will the Joker have his way?
#11 - Swordquest
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 17, 2010
One of the most epic adventures in video game history.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#14 - Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 5, 2009
Time for a rematch!
#15 - Castlevania - Part 4
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 19, 2009
The Nerd was on the wrong console all along.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Game Glitches
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2010
The Nerd grapples with the Game Graphic Glitch Graemlin.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Cheetahmen
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired May 9, 2010
The Nerd examines the final game from Action 52's lineup: Cheetahmen--and more.
#20 - 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
#21 - 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!
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 7, 2007
The Nerd has snapped! He finally does what we've all thought about doing once in our lives... beat the hell out of that wascally wabbit.
#25 - Nintendo World Championships
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 26, 2011
The rarest and most widely sought NES game ever.