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Angry Video Game Nerd

Angry Video Game Nerd

Amazon 2006

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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The 10 Worst Episodes of Angry Video Game Nerd

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Season 15 - Episode 3

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The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 0 votes.

#2 - Desert Bus

5.77

Season 8 - Episode 2

It's the 10 year anniversary since the first episode of the Angry Video Game Nerd! In this episode the Nerd takes a look at Desert Bus and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction! Desert Bus was a mini game that was included on Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors (and unreleased game planned for the Sega CD). It was developed by Imagineering and published by Absolute Entertainment. Absolute went out of business so the game was never released but the Nerd was able to obtain a copy to torture himself with! In Desert Bus, you drive a bus from Arizona to Las Vegas in real time. It's considered one of the worst games ever made, making it ripe for a review by the Nerd! Then the Nerd takes a look at Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redacted - a hack that improves upon the flaws in the original NES game.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 13 votes.

#3 - Bad Final Fight Games

5.91

Season 14 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 11 votes.

#4 - Planet of the Apes (Playstation)

6.00

Season 11 - Episode 3

While clearing up his game room and getting stranded on another planet, the Nerd questions why a bad game has trashed a particularly good classic movie, when he reviews Planet of the Apes for the PlayStation

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#5 - Raid 2020

6.20

Season 14 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#6 - Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (GBC)

6.20

Season 15 - Episode 1

The Nerd just wants to watch Shrek... but he ends up reviewing one of the worst fighting games on the Game Boy Color based on Shrek... until he's eventually captured by some creepy Shrek cultists. There's a lot going on. Shrek is love, Shrek is life after all. This is the first episode of Season 15 of AVGN.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

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

6.29

Season 14 - Episode 12

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!

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 7 votes.

#8 - Super Hydlide and Virtual Hydlide

6.47

Season 12 - Episode 6

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

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 17 votes.

#9 - Ikari Warriors

6.50

Season 7 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 2 votes.

#10 - Alien 3

6.50

Season 7 - Episode 8

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 episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 2 votes.

#11 - Countdown Vampires (PS1)
6.50
Season 14 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#12 - Resident Evil Survivor
6.55
Season 12 - Episode 5

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

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 11 votes.

#13 - Seaman
6.64
Season 9 - Episode 3

It’s time to release seaman! This is one of the strangest games ever made. It’s the Angry Video Game Nerd’s first full episode covering a Sega Dreamcast game.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 11 votes.

#14 - Amiga CD32
6.69
Season 12 - Episode 7

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.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 16 votes.

#15 - Darkman (NES)
6.78
Season 15 - Episode 2

Darkman is a 1990 kinda-superhero, total-revenge movie by Sam Raimi. It bridged the gap between his work on Evil Dead and Spiderman. The game was created by Ocean for the NES in 1991. It sucks.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 9 votes.

#16 - Drake of the 99 Dragons
6.80
Season 12 - Episode 3

Angry Video Game Nerd (XBOX) Drake of the 99 Dragons (Episode 158)

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#17 - Superman 64 Returns!! (N64)
6.80
Season 13 - Episode 5

The AVGN already covered Superman for the N64 about 11 years ago. Well, it's back... with a vengeance! Superman 64 was released for Nintendo 64 in 1999. It was based off Superman The Animated Series on Kids WB. It was also coming to PlayStation. But, however, the PlayStation Version was never release. After the game came out on Nintendo 64, it became the world's Worst Video Game of all time besides E.T. for Atari 2600.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#18 - The Incredible Crash Dummies (NES)
6.80
Season 14 - Episode 5

The Incredible Crash Dummies... or "Crash Test Dummies" if you prefer (not the 90s band). The game was published by LJN (on the NES) and was based on the cartoon, based on the public service announcements, based on the actual real-world crash test dummies that are used in car safety tests. This NES game was released in 1993 when the next gen systems were already in full swing. This game is for other systems too, like the SNES and Genesis, but The Nerd wanted to focus on the original Nintendo game by his least favorite game publisher.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 10 votes.

#19 - Berenstain Bears
6.89
Season 10 - Episode 4

The Nerd takes a look at several different Berenstein Bears related video games for Atari 2600, Game Boy Color and Sega Genesis.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 9 votes.

#20 - Sega Activator Interactor Menacer
6.89
Season 10 - Episode 5

What happens when you put The Angry Video Game Nerd and Keith Apicary in a room with a bunch of Sega gaming peripherals, such as the Activator, Interactor, Victormaxx Virtual Reality Stuntmaster, Menacer, TeeVGolf, and the Batterup Baseball Bat? It’s pure madness!

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Angry Video Game Nerd from 9 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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I have nothing but the utmost respect for Mike Matei and especially James Rolfe for making such great web series. This in particular is one of the best. It introduced me to both my love of reviews and my passion for retro gaming and media in general. Thank you, James and Mike.

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best web series about nostalgic gaming ever! :P

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the 'anger' novelty is very hit and miss, but beneath some of the cringeworthy dialogue there is a lot of informative retro gaming history that james is clearly very knowledgeable about.

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My most favourite show EVER!

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