The BEST Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 10, 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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - Nintendo Power
Season 2 - Episode 16
One of the greatest magazines in history, the Nerd revisits his memories of Nintendo's paper propaganda.
#3 - Castlevania - Part 4
Season 4 - Episode 20
The Nerd was on the wrong console all along.
#4 - Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Season 4 - Episode 12
Possibly the most hilariously bad game ever.
#5 - 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!
#6 - Spielberg Games
Season 6 - Episode 4
The Nerd begins an epic journey through the world of games based on Spielberg films!
#7 - Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Season 9 - Episode 1
#8 - 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
#9 - Atari Jaguar - Part 2
Season 4 - Episode 4
It's time to play some games and feel the wrath of the Jag!
#10 - Battletoads
Season 3 - Episode 16
One of the best games in the NES library, Battletoads had only one major flaw... but don't tell Corey that.
#11 - The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3
Season 3 - Episode 7
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.
#12 - Batman Part II
Season 3 - Episode 14
What will happen to the BatNerd? Will the Joker have his way?
#13 - Game Glitches
Season 5 - Episode 8
The Nerd grapples with the Game Graphic Glitch Graemlin.
#14 - Ghostbusters
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Nerd is back to prove that not all games are good movie to game adaptations like Batman. But Ghostbusters...it's just AWFUL!
#15 - Castlevania - Part 3
Season 4 - Episode 19
It's time to look at a SNES classic--and a game that's not, exactly.
#16 - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Season 4 - Episode 1
This game contains one of the most awesome things The Nerd has ever seen.
#17 - Ninja Gaiden
Season 5 - Episode 3
The Nerd tries to beat one of the most difficult games in existence!
#18 - 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.
#19 - Batman Part I
Season 3 - Episode 13
The Dark Knight is gonna get his ass kicked...
#20 - Atari Jaguar - Part 1
Season 4 - Episode 3
Are you ready to get jagged?
#21 - Star Wars
Season 6 - Episode 2
The Nerd has a bad feeling about this!
#22 - Sega CD
Season 2 - Episode 8
Wow! It's like playing a movie... except all the movies are really, really bad. Complete with full length Nerd intro.
#23 - CD-i Part III
Season 3 - Episode 22
Thankfully the final look at the CDi, we can finally put this travesty to rest.
#24 - Cheetahmen
Season 5 - Episode 7
The Nerd examines the final game from Action 52's lineup: Cheetahmen--and more.
#25 - Castlevania - Part 1
Season 4 - Episode 17
What could possibly be wrong with this masterpiece?