The WORST episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd

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

Last Updated: 9/18/2023Network: YouTubeStatus: Continuing
Earthworm Jim Trilogy
8 votes

#1 - Earthworm Jim Trilogy

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/28/2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 208, The Nerd opens up a can of worms and takes a gross out look back at the Earthworm Jim series! Often hailed as classics, The Nerd looks to find out if the original Sega Genesis games (or the 3D one for N64) still hold up, or, if they were simply a flash in the pan of the 90s.

42 votes

#2 - Beetlejuice

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2014

It’s show time! The Angry Video Game Nerd is back with a new episode! This year’s Halloween installment takes an assault on another LJN game, Beetlejuice, for the NES, based on the hit movie by Tim Burton.

Kid Icarus
7 votes

#3 - Kid Icarus

Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/24/2023

This is episode 207 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! Let's take a look back at an alleged NES Classic, Kid Icarus. Does it stand up with the Titans of the Era, or is it a Mount Olympus of Poop??? Find out in this episode of AVGN!!!!!

Ikari Warriors
61 votes

#4 - Ikari Warriors

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/6/2013

The Nerd revives some help to get through one of his childhood-haunting games: Ikari Warriors.

Bad Final Fight Games
14 votes

#5 - Bad Final Fight Games

Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/30/2020

The Nerd reviews the bad Final Fight games. That's right, there's bad final fight games. Final Fight Revenge for the Sega Saturn and Final Fight Streetwise for the PlayStation 2. Final Fight is a series of beat 'em up video games by Capcom, which began with the arcade release of Final Fight in 1989. Set in the fictional Metro City, the games focus on a group of heroic vigilantes who fights against the control and various threats of criminal gangs, primarily the Mad Gear Gang. But let's look at the worst of the bunch.

Alien 3
32 votes

#6 - Alien 3

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/2013

Made by the notorious LJN, "Alien 3" for the Nintendo Entertainment System is incredibly difficult. The screen does not keep up with the action, the A and B buttons are opposite of what they are in most games, there is a time limit that is practically impossible to defeat and there are teases throughout the game for one-ups and items that ARE impossible to get. If that's not enough, most of the characters are unidentifiable and most of the action in the game has little to absolutely nothing to do with the film. If that's not enough, once James makes it through this horrendous pile of goat puke, the payoff is less than memorable. The game doesn't even get the ending right. It has NOTHING to do with the movie. If you want to understand the real reason why Ellen Ripley jumped to her death at the end of the film, it was probably because she was told she would have to either play this game or die. She made the sane choice and chose the latter.

The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES)
12 votes

#7 - The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES)

Season 14 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/15/2020

Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) episode 187: The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man. The Nerd reviewed the first two Simpsons NES games 13 years ago. Now he's back to review the third awful Simpsons NES game: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man! This "game" published by Acclaim (LJN in disguise) is the side-scrolling platformer that features Bart Simpson on a comic book quest to rescue his kidnapped idol, superhero Radioactive Man. It's a weird mix of the show and the whole Bartman concept (later used in real-world comics.) This is also this year's Christmas episode, so Happy Holidays to all, we'll see you next year!

Lethal Weapon
32 votes

#8 - Lethal Weapon

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/2014

How many movie based NES games (not made by LJN) can you name? Batman. Gremlins 2. Well, how about Lethal Weapon!

Purr Pals (Wii)
12 votes

#9 - Purr Pals (Wii)

Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/23/2022

The Nerd auditions a handful of Wii games before landing on a game he just had to show off: Purr Pals! Raise your own digital kitten by feeding it, playing fetch with it, and even facing off against it in table tennis! He also tries out Party Babyz, Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing, Balls of Fury, and Monkey Mischief.

Carmageddon 64
12 votes

#10 - Carmageddon 64

Season 15 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/9/2021

Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for personal computers in 1997. It was later ported to other platforms, and spawned a series of follow up titles. Carmageddon 64 was a port of Carmageddon II (originally for PC), and released for the Nintendo 64 in the year 2000. It was going to be published by Interplay, but Titus Interactive took it over (the same guys from Superman 64). It's a game where you race other cars... but it turns into mostly running over zombies, rather than people like in the original PC game. In the German version, you hit Dinosaur-like monsters rather than zombies. Go figure.

Tagin' Dragon
40 votes

#11 - Tagin' Dragon

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/11/2014

It's the holiday season once again! This year's AVGN Christmas special clocks in at over 1 hour total! Therefore, it's been broken into several parts, so you can look forward to the Nerd torturing himself every day, for the next twelve days. Prepare yourself. It's the 12 Days of Shitsmas!

Raid 2020
13 votes

#12 - Raid 2020

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2020

11 years ago the Nerd said he might review Raid 2020 in the year 2020, and now that time has come. Raid 2020 is a cyberpunk action game developed and published by Color Dreams AKA Wisdom Tree for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was released in 1989. The object is to defeat all the drug dealers, defeat the drug lord Pit Bull, and eradicate drugs from the streets of America. As agent Shadow, the player faces a dystopian future world where moral collapse is inevitable. He is described as representing the last uncorrupted vestiges of law enforcement.

Hudson Hawk (NES)
8 votes

#13 - Hudson Hawk (NES)

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/31/2022

This is episode 204 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! When it comes to movie-based games, you’d think The Nerd covered them all by now, but here’s another one based on the Bruce Willis film, Hudson Hawk on NES. The movie is a bit of a mixed bag, so lets see what kind of "bag' the game is! Released by Sony Imagesoft in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, you play as the titular Hudson Hawk (Willis), the world's greatest thief, who is forced to steal three of Da Vinci's precious artifacts by the Mario Brothers Mafia. The movie also starred Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, Richard E. Grant, and Sandra Bernhard.

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Sega Genesis)
12 votes

#14 - Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Sega Genesis)

Season 15 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2021

Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) episode 195: Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures. Also known in Japan as "Hello! Pac-Man." Pac-Man 2 is a side-scrolling adventure game in the Pac-Man series. Instead of being a maze game like the majority of its predecessors, Pac-Man 2 incorporates light point-and-click adventure game elements. The Nerd is playing the Sega Genesis version. He joins Pac-Man exploring and interacting with the world and characters around him. Take on a task, and then take a wild ride on a mine cart or set off on an intense hand-glider flight while fending off some unrestful ghosts. This game was coined "the first ever interactive cartoon" by the game's manual.

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! (Sega Genesis)
11 votes

#15 - Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! (Sega Genesis)

Season 15 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/10/2021

Greendog is a platform game developed by Sega Technical Institute and Interactive Designs for the Sega Genesis console, and was published by Sega in September 1992. Greendog is one unlucky surfer. He lost his board and got stuck with a cursed necklace. Greendog has to fight his way past a lot of crazed creatures and monsters to find the Aztec treasure or he'll never get rid of the curse! But the real curse is The Nerd having to play this game!!

The Crow
40 votes

#16 - The Crow

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2015

The Crow: City of Angels on Sega Saturn - The 10th AVGN Halloween Special! This is the Nerds first full episode about a Sega Saturn game!

Toxic Crusaders
89 votes

#17 - Toxic Crusaders

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/30/2013

B-movie icon Lloyd Kaufman drops by to help The Nerd play through a few Toxic Crusaders games.

Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull + More
9 votes

#18 - Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull + More

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/30/2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 209, The Nerd dons his leather hat and whip again to pick up where he left off in 2008, playing more bad games based on the Indiana Jones films series! This time though he's got something brand new for you - a game based on the newly released Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for the... LeapFrog Didj?! The Nerd also digs deep into Young Indiana Jones games on Sega Genesis and NES, some of Indy's PC and DVD adventures, and his first venture into 3D in the Nintendo 64's the Infernal Machine.

Super Hydlide and Virtual Hydlide
18 votes

#19 - Super Hydlide and Virtual Hydlide

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2018

The AVGN reviews Super Hydlide (GEN) and Virtual Hydlide (SAT), this is a follow up to his NES Hydlide review.

Corpse Killer (3DO)
12 votes

#20 - Corpse Killer (3DO)

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/28/2021

Corpse Killer is a game released for the Sega CD, Sega CD 32X, 3DO, Sega Saturn, Windows 95 and Macintosh computers that features live-action full motion video in a format similar to other games developed by Digital Pictures. It was later remastered for Steam, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. But the Nerd is playing it on the 3DO. In the game, an unnamed United States Marine is airdropped onto a tropical island on a top secret mission to stop the evil Dr. Hellman, who plans to release his army of zombies on the world. He is bitten by a zombie and also meets an attractive female reporter and a Rastafarian male driver. Four of the marine lieutenant's comrades are captured by Hellman and turned into zombies. To rescue them, the lieutenant infiltrates Hellman's compound and shoots each of them with bullets coated with extract from Datura plants, which can turn freshly-created zombies back into humans.

A Boy and His Blob
7 votes

#21 - A Boy and His Blob

Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/24/2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 210, The Nerd is opening up a bag of jelly beans and flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, in his quest to beat the David Crane NES classic, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia!

11 votes

#22 - DOOM

Season 16 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2022

This is episode 205 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! In this episode of AVGN, the Nerd wants nothing more than to play DOOM on his Commodore 64... but first, the Icon of Sin must punish him with every DOOM port... and a few weird things DOOM can run on.

Amiga CD32
17 votes

#23 - Amiga CD32

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2018

The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews the Amiga CD32 console. Watch as the Nerd dives head first into some of the worst video games ever. The Amiga CD32 had such "gems" as Gloom, Kang Fu, Oscar, Naughty Ones, Morph, Beavers, Zool, Dangerous Streets, and of course Surf Ninjas for some reason.

Countdown Vampires (PS1)
12 votes

#24 - Countdown Vampires (PS1)

Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/29/2020

Countdown Vampires is a survival horror game developed by K2 LLC and published by Bandai. It's basically Resident Evil, but with vampires instead of zombies. In Countdown Vampires, you play Keith Snyder, a tattooed celebrity bodyguard who has come to the ritzy Desert Moon Hotel on New Year's Eve 1999. When a fire starts in the hotel, the ceiling sprinklers go off. Rather than spray water, they drop an oozing dark liquid all over the glamorous guests. This liquid, whatever it is, turns the other guests into vampires. Now it's your job to find an antidote while fending off preying bloodsuckers, flesh-eating zombies, and bone-crushing monsters. Through the game you'll explore eight different locations--from woodland areas to bars to casino floors--to solve the mystery. It also happens to be one of the worst tank-controlled PS1 games of all time.

Resident Evil Survivor
12 votes

#25 - Resident Evil Survivor

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2018

The AVGN reviews Resident Evil Survivor (PS1) in this Halloween themed episode.

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