"The most rewarding game of 2013!" Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,428 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween Mothaf***as!

Hey everyone, it’s been a while since we posted! You may have noticed that the Nerd is running around with a Pumpkin on his head. Sorry for the late update, but that's because we've re-activated the Halloween event! This means that now through November 7th you can earn the Trick or Treat, Mothaf***a! achievement. We hope everyone had a good Halloween and happy achievement hunting! As always, thanks for playing AVGNA!

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What gamers are saying about AVGN Adventures

"The most rewarding game I've played in years. Love me some NES-hard" - @xolssonx
"Some of the best sounds out of any 8bit game I've ever played" - @BWaterfall
"This game is like Ivan Drago" - @Boostedb14
"I love it. It's fantastic." - @JoshuaSurkosky
"AVGNA frustrated me to the point of shouting bad words... but damn it's awesome" - @Agilen_

What the media is saying about AVGN Adventures

"Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a game that wants you curse at it. It wants you to flip out and go ballistic and yell at small children. It wants to give you the experience of being the Nerd in more ways than one."
- Destructoid

"One of the highlights of my E3 experience"
- GameZone

"It is an expertly crafted platformer"
- The Koalition

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About This Game

"The most rewarding game of 2013!"


Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series. With multiple playable characters, power ups, cameos galore, tons of secrets and more we're making a game that all fans of video games will enjoy. If you're a fan of old school difficulty, fart jokes, The Nerd and/or old school platformers chances are you'll enjoy AVGN Adventures.

Some say "hard" we saying "rewarding!" Why? Because every check point you get, every boss you beat, every accomplishment is earned. You feel like like a stud. This is a game that allows you to brag to your friends if you beat it.

Yes, this is the official The Angry Video Game Nerd game!

Visit Cinemassacre.com to see the series the game was based on!

We're 100% cool with you posting gameplay videos, Let's Plays, reviews, etc of AVGN Adventures and monetizing them as much as you possibly can. Have fun! All we ask is that when you do them, let us know because we want to watch you play the game That's fun for us!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a 2D, 8 bit retro style 'torture' platformer. After a brief tutorial level to kickoff the game, it opens up to eight selectable levels. A few are far easier than others. There is a lot of parody going on here. Levels reminiscent of old Nintendo games like Castlevania, Metroid, Super Mario Bros 2 and Zelda 2. You'll even find an 8 bit parody of dirty Atari games. Once you complete those eight, then the final LJN style level gets revealed. It is all based on the comedy from the Angry Video Game Nerd web series that has been around for a decade. Its a good game that doesn't offer any unique features that aren't found in other Nintendo games. If you're looking for something fresh and original gameplay wise, you won't find it here.

The game plays a lot like Mega Man. Jump, shoot (with no autofire), duck and use a special item. The only difference is there is 8 way shooting like Contra. You can even hold the trigger to plant your feet so you don't walk as you aim diagonal. The items are few and far between. The tutorial level will walk you through all them. Glitch gremlin that I think kills everything killable on screen? Seven hours into the game and I still don't know for sure. Super Mecha Death Christ definitely kills everything on screen. Things like a rock that do little to no damage. Its just in the game so the Nerd can make a joke. The Nerd can even pick up a superscope weapon that does more damage, but one hit and you've lost it. A lot of times you'll find it in areas with unkillable enemies.

Even as a torture platformer, the game isn't that difficult. Timing is key. More than missing a jump, its missing a jump at the wrong time might get you hit and you'll fall in a pit. Each level is around 10 minutes. You have health measured in beer. Pick up a beer to restore your health. On easy you can walk into enemies with no regard for your life. Normal difficulty and up you have to have skills to not die from health loss. Each enemy causes you to get knocked back which becomes deadly if a pit is around. With that being said, the majority of deaths come from death blocks. Mega Man 2 had spikes, AVGN has deathblocks. These are everywhere! Some are in the ground. Somme are moving. Some are on and off with a timer. Some appear only when you get close to them. If you're not paying attention, to where you step, you're dead!

Nin-Toasters get used as checkpoints. These are pretty frequent. When you die, you respawn, but not after seeing a death screen with a randomly generated death phrase that usually involves an animal, a fluid and an body hole. You cannot turn off these death screens. It could be to hide a loading screen. You need to see it for a few seconds before pushing jump to get back to the action. Most torture platformers just drop you right back into the action.

Each level is pretty straight forward, but still allows for exploration here and there. You'll even find three extra characters to play as. Each has their own style and can be toggled on the fly with the shoulder bumpers. Mike has a high Luigi jump and can use a short range light sabre to break through walls that get highlighted as you draw near. He also makes invisible platforms appear. Couch Guy has a wave attack from his guitar that will go through blocks when the Nerd's gun can't. His jump is short, so he's better for SHMUP sections of the game. Finally 'Shitface' has a double jump and a short range arced attack, but can't jump as high as the Nerd. He's good for accessing different areas. For the most part, these extra characters are only used for finding secret areas, that have cameos from other ScrewAttack friends along with plenty of beer and 1-ups.

The enemies feel diverse, but there isn't a huge variety. Each level swaps out enemy sprites. High bouncing enemies, enemies that attract to you, wave pattern enemies, floor spikes that shoot up, hovering enemies, circular flying unkillable fireballs and so on. Each level has its own unique big enemies. Snowmen that belch giant snowballs. Giant turd balls that spit dookie at you in Hell. Axe throwers in the Castlevania level. Each enemy's death had particle effects that felt satisfying. At the end of each level is of course a boss, straight from AVGN's history of evil. Jason Vorhees, Satan, Dr. Jekyll / Mister Hyde, General Custer and so on. Most of the bosses just fly in a figure eight pattern.

Unlike most torture platformers, there was dynamic gameplay. Going from a platformer to a sidescrolling SHMUP. Riding down a hill one a dead corpse, streaking blood behind you. Hopping on a giant laser shark and tearing through lava. These were all a lot of fun to break up the levels. Even with each level having its own theme, there were things gimmick wise to make them stand out. The Castlevania level has a series of timed on and off death blocks. The dirty Atari level has bouncing platforms under your feet. The snow level had ice to slide on. The Zelda 2 level had keys to unlock doors. The haunted level has moving block platforms like Super Mario World and darkness outside of a short illumination around the Nerd. The Mega Man future level had timed laser beams and timed on / off platforms. It was able to keep the challenges dynamic.

It is no doubt a good game for fans that like Mega Man's gameplay. There are just little things that get in the way. The text box at the bottom of the screen with the Nerd talking is a distraction and obscures the action. In fact, the entire game is just a distraction. There are laser lights panning through some levels. Things flying everywhere. Even a vomit inducing waterfall ala Super Mario Bros 2. Half a dozen fireballs flying in a circle, bouncing on platforms, while enemies float toward you! Its all very busy, but that's probably to keep your eyes off the death blocks! The comedy also misses its mark, but I feel a lot of comedy games aren't that funny. Maybe its lacking the Nerd's delivery. Its just not as funny in text form when I'm too busy playing the game to read it.

Playing normal mode first took 2 hours for the first 8 levels and 4 hours for the final level. I sank around 100 lives just for the final boss. Then I discovered how to plant my feet by holding the trigger to shoot diagonal without walking. Normal difficulty gives you unlimited continues and 30 lives. I felt the intensity when I had died 10 times on a boss and I was coming to my final life to beat him. Easy difficulty gives you more health and unlimited lives ensuring you'll get through the game. There are higher difficulties, but normal was enough for me. I have a feeling you can complete easy difficulty in under 2 hours.

To summarize, its the best AVGN game you could hope for. Easy difficulty makes it so everyone can complete the game. If it wasn't for easy difficulty I wouldn't recommend it. I'd recommend it more for fans of old Nintendo games than AVGN fans. If you're into 8-bit Nintendo games, especially Mega Man. Get it. Also take note that 50% of players have the 100 deaths achievement. So does that mean on easy mode they beat it in under 100 lives or did they just give up and not complete it?
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
beat the game with a keyboard
almost knocked over my desk when i won
10/10
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
This game is basically a step by step recreation of everything the nerd hates, which makes it pretty entertaining
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69 of 117 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
I found it hard to masturbate to this.
Oh well, at least i tried.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Played on keyboard.

Broke it.

lost escape button.

took me several hours to find it.


11/10 best escape button finding simulator in history
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
I nearly broke my controller after the first 20 minutes. That's how awesome this game is.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
AAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Start game.
Die so many times.
Infuriation.
Finish game.
Feel so accomplished.
It was on easy.
There are harder difficulties.

10/10 Would not kill Fred Fuchs again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This game is hard as balls.



11/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
العبه راح اقول و اقول ما راح الكلام يقدر يعبر عن هذي العبه
بس عشين لا تحسبها الي في بالك لان انها مرره حلوه لالالالا
هي لعبة بنت كلب تجيبلك السكر و الضغط و الكلستريك ووووو كل شي
نصيحه بالنسبه لشرها
لا تشتريها
نعيطها
10\10
لانها سوت الي تبي رفع الظغط
Y-Y
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Good game.But SUPER hard already even on EASY seting it is extremely hard too play. enemies are very difficult + you have traps everiwhere and booms ,crazy !!!
I just finished fitst lvl,and i am alvredy raging like Nerd .
But the game is awesome,no problem what so ever whit like music or atmosphere or glitches ,bugs everithing is just fine on that side. Perfect game but more for hardcore players !!!
9/10
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
AVGN Adventures, a game where you play different levels that are a mix of horrible game AVGN has reviewed. There are lots of cameos, cool powerups, characters, and lots of challenge. This game is probably harder than Mega Man games. Also you CAN'T save if you play on Normal or the mode below it, just how NES games could'nt save, well most of them. You can only save on Easy mode... I recommened this game for AVGN fans but if you're not a fan I'm sure you'll like this game, just prepare to die 1,000,000,000,000 times.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This game is putrid goat ♥♥♥♥ spraying out of a horse's ♥♥♥. And I love it.
10/10 would watch Angry Video Game Nerd
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Ok, not gonna lie. This game is hard, I mean Nintendo hard! I even tried it on easy and it's still hard. Playing it on normal is tough to beat but do able since you get unlimited tries. The final boss is tough and I just could not beat him. You need mad skills to play this game. On the hard difficulty, you only get a set amount of lives and only 3 health. If you ♥♥♥♥ up, you go back to the start of the game, just like any old school NES game. The music is great, the sound effects awesome. Everything about this game is a throw back to the old school NES days, including the unforgivable gameplay. This is a must play for all retro gamers. This is easily a solid 10/10 for me.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Angry Video Game Nerd has had one hell of a ride. A popular youtube show that paid the wave of youtube comedy we know today. A movie thats out today and a video game thats right here on steam. But will this be the game you will want to play ? We play as the angry game nerd who gets trapped in Game Land. So he has to conquer all the levels to get out. So how is this game ? Personally i really enjoyed it. This game is a shooter platformer in the style of contra. The game also is quite difficult and one of the hardest games i have played. The game has a few problems. The level desing is pretty bad. The controls are kinda stiff at moments cause the game requires a split second reaction time. The game is also quite buggy.The game has this really annoying thing called Death Blocks which seems like all levels are made. If you touch em thats it game over and its quite annoying that youre jumps need to be very persise to not get killed by em. Overall Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a really fun platforming game with an exceptional soundtrack and its also really fun to play. Its also quite short and i suggest you get this game on sale. I give Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures a 7/10
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Though this game is somewhat of a novelty it plays true to the world that James Rolfe has created. Being a long time AVGN fan I can say that, if you are the same as me and have been following the nerd then you will appreciate supporting him by purchasing the game and having some fun with it.

My biggest complaint is the this game is DAMN hard, and as it should be, being remeinscient of NES hard titles, it likes to take all of the biggest annoying things of the old school video game design and bring them about for a laugh or two.

You can beat the levels I beat 2 of them, but I struggled, and I don't know if it was worth, it's aggravating, and it's awesome everything that I think they were trying to capture with this game design.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
If you're looking for a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game that sucks ♥♥♥, then go away. If you want a top-notch game with insane difficulty even on the Easy Mode with great Spritework, 8-Bit Music, and awesome platforming just like the good ol' NES days, then this game is for you. After you beat this, you'll die enough time times, you'll start swearing like an AVGN. Great Game, Great Buy.

-♦Tomo億Senpie♦
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I'd only get this game if you were a fan of the show. The refrences will keep your attention for a little while until you realize, without the refrences, the core game is kind of boring.



I don't hate this game by any means, but only play if you're a fan of The Nerd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
"ROB not included." 8/10

I'm not gonna take you back to the past to play some funky games that sucked gas. But one thing is for certain, I'd rather play this game than have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in my ear. And I'd rather play this game over having to eat the rotten butt-hole of a road-killed skunk and then down it with a beer. Does this game make me the angriest gamer you've ever heard? Well no. Am I an angry Steam nerd? No! Because this is just a great platformer created for the sole purpose of pissing off James Rolfe, better known as the 'Angry Video Game Nerd'. And if you happen to be a big fan of the nerd, like myself, then this game is a must play.

Taking everything the nerd has complained about over the years, one fan decided to take all of his negativity and transform it into an entertaining and often frustrating platformer. Insulting you with a barrage of disparaging remarks each time you die, I found myself getting just as angry at this game as the nerd does to the games in his videos, which surprisingly made the experience even more enjoyable to me on some sadistic level. Other than that though, there really aren't any negative things for me to say about this game. It's addicting, the controls work perfectly with a controller, the music is great, there's plenty of levels and bosses, it's funny, it's entertaining, it's great. Definitely worth the price and I don't say that often.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
If you don't mind some crude humor and love the avgn, then you'll like this game. Basically the guy gets sucked into a game and this is what happens.
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