The Best Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2019
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.
#2 - The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode
Season 6 - Episode 5
Follow the Nerd as he makes an episode from start to finish!
#3 - NES Accessories
Season 3 - Episode 8
The Nerd has had some epic videos lately. In some what of a follow up to his insane battle with the devil in SMB3, he takes a look at all that crap you bought to play your NES games with.
#5 - Spielberg Games
Season 6 - Episode 4
The Nerd begins an epic journey through the world of games based on Spielberg films!
#7 - EarthBound
Season 13 - Episode 1
This video has been in the works since last October (2017), when I first started the playing Earthbound on the mini SNES Classic. It wasn’t originally meant to be an AVGN episode. It was for myself. I never played much of Earthbound before, but it’s a game that always appealed to me. Yes, even when I saw the ads in Nintendo Power. The only reason I never played it much was because I was too busy with Final Fantasy 3 (6) and Chrono Trigger. SNES has so many amazing masterpieces, it’s almost impossible to play them all. But after more than 20 years, I owed it to myself to complete Earthbound. The gameplay took me 45 and a half hours. After recording it all, I decided to put all those hours to good use, and make a video. At first, I didn’t think it would be an AVGN episode, but more of a casual “James review”. But I realized there were plenty of wacky moments in the game that the Nerd could react to. If you’re wondering about the characters’ names such as “Milly” and “Lilly”, my 4 year old daughter named them. To write the script, I had to search through 45+ hours of game footage, to confirm and describe accurately all the moments that I wanted to comment on. Then came a bunch of researching facts, and developing my own personal theories. It turned out, I had a ton to say. It became the longest single-part AVGN episode, by total accident (running nearly 40 minutes). On top of that, I couldn’t resist adding a dream scene with laborious green screen effects. In total, counting gameplay, writing, shooting, editing, the entire video took 137.5 hours to finish, making it the 2nd most time-consuming AVGN episode to date. (Episode 139: Mega Man still barely holds the record at 138.5 hours). Ironically Earthbound was meant to be a break for myself, but it turned into a major task, as all my other projects screeched to a halt. I had fun with this video and am happy with it, but now that it’s finally done, I hope to get back to my personal long-term projects such as a film and a book I am trying to write. But I will always be jumping back and forth with AVGN episodes. I’m always trying to keep those coming. -James
#8 - Atari Jaguar - Part 2
Season 4 - Episode 4
It's time to play some games and feel the wrath of the Jag!
#12 - Batman Part II
Season 3 - Episode 14
What will happen to the BatNerd? Will the Joker have his way?
#18 - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Season 4 - Episode 1
This game contains one of the most awesome things The Nerd has ever seen.
#20 - Sega 32X
Season 2 - Episode 9
Yet another add-on to the Genesis that tried to extend its life but ultimately just helped pull the plug.
#21 - Atari Jaguar - Part 1
Season 4 - Episode 3
Are you ready to get jagged?
#22 - LJN Video Art
Season 9 - Episode 16
On the 12th Day of SHITSmas, AVGN fans gave to me... the LJN Video Art!?! Noooo!!!
#23 - Ghostbusters: Follow-Up
Season 2 - Episode 5
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.