The BEST episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd

Every episode of Angry Video Game Nerd ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd!

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.

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Ninja Gaiden
star
9.54
90 votes

#1 - Ninja Gaiden

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/4/2010

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Atari Porn
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9.05
55 votes

#2 - Atari Porn

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/22/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Ghostbusters: Conclusion
star
9.05
56 votes

#3 - Ghostbusters: Conclusion

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Halloween
star
9.00
50 votes

#4 - Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/31/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Rocky
star
8.82
57 votes

#5 - Rocky

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/14/2006

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".

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
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8.80
103 votes

#6 - Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/21/2009

Possibly the most hilariously bad game ever.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Die Hard
star
8.72
81 votes

#7 - Die Hard

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/19/2007

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.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Game Glitches
star
8.66
91 votes

#8 - Game Glitches

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/7/2010

The Nerd grapples with the Game Graphic Glitch Graemlin.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle
star
8.64
73 votes

#9 - Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/5/2009

Time for a rematch!

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
LJN Video Art
star
8.64
33 votes

#10 - LJN Video Art

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/22/2014

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

Batman Part II
star
8.59
76 votes

#11 - Batman Part II

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/11/2008

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Game Boy Accessories
star
8.58
43 votes

#12 - Game Boy Accessories

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/15/2017

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.

Cheetahmen
star
8.56
102 votes

#13 - Cheetahmen

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/9/2010

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Superman 64
star
8.54
79 votes

#14 - Superman 64

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/9/2008

Fly in close for the Nerd's second look at the Man of Steel.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Fester's Quest
star
8.52
81 votes

#15 - Fester's Quest

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/8/2007

Gomez must've wanted to beat his brother's ass for putting together this piece of poo.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Castlevania - Part 3
star
8.52
104 votes

#16 - Castlevania - Part 3

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/5/2009

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Ghostbusters: Follow-Up
star
8.49
84 votes

#17 - Ghostbusters: Follow-Up

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/20/2007

He just couldn't get over how bad it was. In part two of his 'busters trilogy, The Nerd takes a look at some other console incarnations of this craptastic movie to game adaption.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Swordquest
star
8.49
94 votes

#18 - Swordquest

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/17/2010

One of the most epic adventures in video game history.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Castlevania - Part 4
star
8.47
100 votes

#19 - Castlevania - Part 4

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/19/2009

The Nerd was on the wrong console all along.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
star
8.46
109 votes

#20 - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 1/7/2009

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

Silver Surfer
star
8.40
81 votes

#21 - Silver Surfer

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/5/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3
star
8.39
75 votes

#22 - The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/22/2008

How can The Nerd find something wrong with the greatest NES game of all-time? If you dig a little deeper you would have seen it all along.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Sega 32X
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8.38
81 votes

#23 - Sega 32X

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/15/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Spider-Man
star
8.34
82 votes

#24 - Spider-Man

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/17/2007

Oh Spider-Man... you make some great movies but your games have just sucked ass. Lucky for us, The Nerd noticed.

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Sega CD
star
8.33
82 votes

#25 - Sega CD

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/2/2007

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

Directors: James Rolfe
Writer: James Rolfe