The BEST Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 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 - Ninja Gaiden
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2010
The Nerd tries to beat one of the most difficult games in existence!
#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?!
#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!?"
#4 - 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".
#5 - Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 21, 2009
Possibly the most hilariously bad game ever.
#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 - Batman Part II
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 11, 2008
What will happen to the BatNerd? Will the Joker have his way?
#8 - LJN Video Art
Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 22, 2014
On the 12th Day of SHITSmas, AVGN fans gave to me... the LJN Video Art!?! Noooo!!!
#9 - Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 5, 2009
Time for a rematch!
#10 - 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.
#11 - Castlevania - Part 4
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 19, 2009
The Nerd was on the wrong console all along.
#12 - Game Glitches
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 7, 2010
The Nerd grapples with the Game Graphic Glitch Graemlin.
#13 - Castlevania - Part 3
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 5, 2009
It's time to look at a SNES classic--and a game that's not, exactly.
#14 - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2009
This game contains one of the most awesome things The Nerd has ever seen.
#15 - NES Accessories
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 14, 2008
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.
#16 - Cheetahmen
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired May 9, 2010
The Nerd examines the final game from Action 52's lineup: Cheetahmen--and more.
#17 - Game Boy Accessories
Season 12 - 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.
#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 - Swordquest
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 17, 2010
One of the most epic adventures in video game history.
#20 - The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 6, 2011
Follow the Nerd as he makes an episode from start to finish!
#21 - EarthBound
Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 18, 2018
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 per
#22 - The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.
#23 - 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!
#24 - Batman Part I
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 22, 2008
The Dark Knight is gonna get his ass kicked...
#25 - 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.