"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 (1,226 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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"If your a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, this is the game for you. But get ready for the most difficult levels you'll ever face."


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

    • 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
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
AVGN Adventures tries to be the kind of game the Nerd goes crazy over because it is horrible. And it is. The game is unnecessarily unfair because of floaty controls, inaccurate hit detection, and absolutely annoying respawning enemies.
Or my favourite, the one-hit death blocks.

Just because the game is aware of how horrible it is and criticizes its own difficulty in fourth wall breaking dialogue -- which, to be fair, does match the spirit of the AVGN perfectly -- does not make it a good game.

Unlike actual hard games from the NES era, think of the Megamans and the like, this game simply frustrates the hell out of me and gives me no incentive to want to continue other than seeing more AVGN style death quotes.

Skip it or get it only on a huge discount.
Posted: October 21
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
I found it hard to masturbate to this.
Oh well, at least i tried.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
I've beaten the game, and let me tell you. This game is no cake walk.
Let's start out with me saying I am a big AVGN fan, but I am NOT gonna give this game a 10/10
I feel it deserves more of a 7.5-8.5/10.
-The game feels nice and fluent with Xbox 360 controller.
-There is many hidden characters and cameos to find in the game.
-The game is in the style of retro video games, and has many nerd references.
-The game is very rewarding(not kidding when I say I did a 30 minute dance after beating the final boss).
-The game has a difficulty option(which I am surprised it did thanks to the Ghosts n' Goblins game).
Those are just a few of the Pros.
-The humor in this game is nothing but AVGN references, nothing else.
-The Game's hidden characters aren't necessary, they are only used to find other cameos.You can beat the whole game with Nerd.
-The game holds extremely cheap deaths, such as the level Boo! Haunted House. You play tunnel vision, and there are death blocks EVERYWHERE.
-The bosses seem to all be the same except for few, they all seem to fly around(Satan,Unicorn,Fred ♥♥♥♥s,Where Did you Learn to Fly?) and others.
-The games cameos make little to no sense except for few. Some that make sense are ♥♥♥♥ Pickle, and Pat The NES Punk. However there is random people such as Angry Joe, and Egoraptor. People who never have been seen in AVGN episodes.
Overall, I recommend this game if you enjoy the 2D platformers still and are up for a challenge.
But let's be honest, if this game didn't have the nerd in it, nobody would have bought it.
Posted: October 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
amazing game! if you watched the show you'll have to buy this. the music is awesome, gameplay is fair, but really hard. 10/10!
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
The hardest action-platformer I've ever played.

10/10 Ball-Ripping action
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
If you're a fan of the AVGN universe or you like old school platform that's the game for you
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record

Well now that that's out of the way, AVGN Adventures is a well-made love letter to all things AVGN. It's filled with all of the things that make the Nerd the Nerd. He complains about various design choices along the way, and when you die you're given a randomly-generated complicatedly vulgar insult about how much he hates the game. Levels, enemies, bosses, and even the pause menu music are based on games he's reviewed. There are plenty of cameos from the Nerd's fellow Internet personalities, and various characters that have been on the show. And the final level and final boss are exactly what and who they should be.

Plus, you know, the level design's pretty darn good, too.

AVGNA is designed to delight through the frustration. It's not I Wanna Be the Guy hard, but it's a tough-as-nails platformer. And what would you expect, considering that this is not only an homage to the Nerd, but also to the frustratingly difficult and poorly-designed games that he's played over the years. But therein lies the mastery in this game. A good parody should include the things that made the subject awful, but without actually being awful itself. It's a challenge, but AVGNA pulls it off without breaking stride.

I mean, it's not perfect. Most of the stages contain a number of the same enemies, only reskinned to suit that stage. Which, of course, is all part of the big parody. But the invincible things that fly in infinite circles start to get pretty tired by the end.

Also, the final boss will rock your world. Difficulty is gradual in the game. You can play the stages in any order you want (and can revisit completed ones, if you so choose), but if you play them in the order they appears on the stage select screen, you will find a pleasant steady increase in difficulty as you go. That said, the final boss was much tougher than anything else I faced. I got him eventually. But man did that take FAR more tries than any obstacle before it.

The music is great, and whatever you hear perfectly suits the situation you're hearing it over. The game is visually appealing and colorful. Controls are responsive, which is a must. The Nerd shoots as fast as you can tap the button, meaning speedier button mashers will have an easier time with most of the bosses (if I had just gotten two more taps in, I could have killed the first boss during his very first vulnerable period). The four different characters (three of whom must be unlocked) each have their uses, and I found myself using each one in different situations over the course of the game. There could be more powerups. By my count, there are four, and one of those can ONLY be used by the Nerd himself.

Also, you get to kill Navi 10/10GOTYAY
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Game is not playable on Windows XP with DirectX 9.0 as advertised. After the logos, the game goes black and I can't see anything. I can still navigate the menus, but I'm flying blind.

This issue has persisted for a long time now and even though it's been reported, the developers continually ignore it.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
While I'm not the biggest fan of the AVGN these days, this game does have the spirit of the series and retro video games in general. The music is also awesome as well.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
it is AVGN... made by screwattack.com ... there is NOTHING else you need to know... BUY THIS GAME ITS AMAZING !!!!


two thumbs up

""now we get to rage like him in his videos and feel his pain !!""
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Been a huge fan of the Angry Nintendo, err sorry Viceo Game Nerd since he began with his original trilogy episodes.
Love this game as an attritube to everything he talked about jokingly in his game reviews!
Super hard though, but can't stop playing!
Posted: September 27
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
one of the worst platformers i have ever played, sadly and not even funny
Posted: October 21
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
this game is so ♥♥♥♥ing bad do not buy GODDAMMIT
Posted: October 15
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1.9 hrs on record
A pretty awesome 2D platformer with that old-school feel... Guess that's the whole point of it,

There doesn't seem to be any proper fullscreen mode though... You are stuck with a small window... Not a huge issue though

Music is pretty awesome as well. Really sweet and fits very well.

Overall, I give this game 7/10
Posted: October 8
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7.4 hrs on record
The controlls are tight, the graphics are nice, and the gameplay is addictive. Not like 'bad' addictive, I mean good adictive. My only problems with the game are the uncreative death-blocks (I felt like these blocks could have been more creative or AVGN inspired) and that alot of the hidden cameos (such as Egoraptor), while they are cool, aren't really fitting. However, there ARE alot of cameoes and references to the show, such as the Nintoaster and the Glitch Gremlin. However, the best cameoes are the enemies you fight, such as the futuristic jellyfish, flying Medusa heads, Bimmy, defective NES robots, and the infamous "where did you learn to fly?" hologram. I recomend this game to AVGN fans and fans of classic, 2-D platformers.
Posted: October 3
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3.2 hrs on record
3 hours to beat the game, I think I suck donkey shizz.
Posted: September 28
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1.5 hrs on record
This is hard
Posted: September 29
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5.6 hrs on record
Gameplay-> 2/5
Audio -> 5/5
Control ->4/5
Visual ->3/5

Overall ->3.5/5

How can I sum up this game? Imagine you need to make perfect jumps on a small square thats the same witdh as the character sprite if not you die instantly. Do you remember "that level" in the Mega Man series where you have to land perfectly on 1 square and even after you land an enemy will fly by and knock you off? Thats basically the whole game, and well avoiding the orgy of death blocks. Which begs the question, is that what the difficulty of the games James reviews all that?

Theres a lot of potential that I think could have been tap. Some lvls start pretty nice but then the game makes the 180 along the lvl and we come back to making perfect jumps/landings, some lvls are just about that. It felt like drag to go on knowing that every lvl is the same experience. You can complete this game faster than a Mega Man old title with a lot of hassle, less enjoyment and repetitive bosses.

Bosses, they all either fly, jump or run around the whole screen (covering every part of it) and theres either little or no room for error since it can mean instant death and not memorable.

The enjoyment of discovering new characters is intantly lost with the repetivenss of the level design.

Thumps up, way up to whoever came up with the soundtrack. Each stage has their own soundtrack and perfectly reflects the stage theme. From the castle theme, future theme and rainbow happy stage theme. I will gladly blast the music. As for sound effects, not much to whine about. Really good 8bit sounds.

I had problem setting up my control when I want it to customize it to my liking. Other than that, each jump felt like I had control over it, and you will be making a lot of perfect pin jumps in the game. While the nerd fires in every direction, you can hold down a button so stays put and you can fire at any direction.

2d sprites everywhere! Which are not bad but, most enemies are shallow in their designs.
Backgrounds look amazing though. Specially in the happy world theme stage. Again, some enemies couldve had sometime to be work on.

Its not a terrible game but not good either. Its not a bad platforming game its just gets too repetitive and each lvl does not create a different experience. You are always jumping to the next lvl with the same expectations, near dodge death and perfect jumping/landing skills.
Posted: September 29
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158.3 hrs on record
oh yeah even if you don't like his show, I DO, its a lot of fun, very very memorablle, as for the difficulty well....you try, the harder diffficulties are extremely hard nearly impossible!!! I love megaman a lot, so as no megaman games have been out this is perfect!!!
Posted: October 1
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