"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 (1,234 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."

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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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I found it hard to masturbate to this.
Oh well, at least i tried.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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.
Pros:
-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.
Cons:
-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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
If you're a fan of the AVGN universe or you like old school platform that's the game for you
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
HE'S GONNA TAKE YOU BACK TO THE PAST
TO PLAY A KILLER GAME THAT KICKS ♥♥♥

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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I'm working on a video-review of this game, and I have already beated almost the entire game (all I got left is the secret last level), but I think I've played long enough to make a Steam review of the game, and talk about it. As usual, I'm gonna take the bad things the game has out of the way first:

First and foremost, this game can be hard. It depends on your skills on these kind of games. Have you played the old Castlevania games? The 2D Metroids? Megaman? Or even f#cking Super Mario World? If you have not, then you're going to die more than any nooblord in the PC version of Dark Souls, trying to play without the patches, AND USING THE KEYBOARD INSTEAD OF A CONTROLLER. I'M NOT KIDDING. Of course, the game has many difficulty modes, depending of how much of a casual you are, but I got to the last level of the game in almost 4 hours, trying to find everything, and in normal difficulty. Of course I died a lot of times, but you're going to die, it's how this game goes.

The second thing that it might make you regret buying it, is the lenght of the game. It is entertaining and fun to play it, but it's not that long. Dude, It took 4 hours to get to the final level, and I'm pretty ♥♥♥♥ing good at these things, it might take you 6 or so to beat the entire game. You can of course replay the game in other difficulties and all that stuff...But there's not that much reason to replay it, unless you enjoy torturing yourself like the Nerd. And that's the last bad thing the game might have:

If you're not a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, or you don't watch his videos, then you're not going to understand shi#t. Pretty much 90% of the game are references to his videos and old-school videogame reviews. ALL THE BOSSES ON THE GAME, ARE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SEEN ON HIS VIDEOS (except the Giant-claw, I believe). Before picking up the game, you should check out his Angry Video Game Nerd videos, get some pop-corn, some Rolling Rock beers, have a good time watching him destroy those putrid mother of an #ss games. That said...

This game is BALLS TO THE WALL! It's been long since I found a game with ACTUAL CHALLENGE! I find games like Dark Souls a walk on the park, but this game actually ♥♥♥♥ed me off at random times, because it's as ruthless as games used to be, back on those times. What, you're a casual and a p#ssy? Play it on Easy, you have infinite lifes, double the HP, but in normal, you can take 3 hits before you blow up to pieces, and can only die 30 times before getting a Game over screen. The game over screen doesn't actually make you play from the start of the game, just sends you back to the level select screen, so it's fair, you can beat any level on your first try in 30 levels, if you're competent and don't f#ck up too much. In harder difficulties there's a limit of how much Game Over screens you can take before it actually ENDS the game for you, so yeah, pick your poison motherf#cker.

The graphics, along with the music, are the best thing of the game, everything feels like a mix between NES and SNES graphics, and the soundtrack is just AMAZINGLY AMAZING! I won't lie, the theme for "Future F#ckballs 2010" is probably the best one so far, SPECIALLY WHEN YOU MIX HEAVY METAL ON IT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_MXefuJ9UQ

The Boss themes are also quite good, an 8 bit remix of the classic AVGN theme.

The game is also quite truthful to the Nerd style: Everything screams b#ll♥♥♥♥ and swears, he breaks the 4th wall a lot of times, and the Death Screens manage to make me laugh without any reason. They're just random generated text that makes no sense, but stuff quite fun to watch ♥♥♥♥ like this:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=322735188

The game is worth like 10€ or so, you might want to wait for a sale...But for less than 6€? You better pick it up, you #sshole.

This game is "A sh#t sandwich made with Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC Beta B#tch's fecal matter, mixed up with Fred F#ck's atonic farts on a jar, and thrown into the sun / 10".
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
it is AVGN... made by screwattack.com ... there is NOTHING else you need to know... BUY THIS GAME ITS AMAZING !!!!

10/10

two thumbs up

""now we get to rage like him in his videos and feel his pain !!""
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
The game is fun but I just don't enjoy the repetitive "You're an x oozing out of a y's z" kind of insult that's lathered on top of it. Once in a while would be ok, but the death screen is just a mess of rapidly boring profanity. If you don't mind that kind of thing, then read this as a recommendation.
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
one of the worst platformers i have ever played, sadly not even funny
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Just because the Nerd has played games with bad leveldesign doesn't mean you have to make a game with bad leveldesign.
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
this game is so ♥♥♥♥ing bad do not buy GODDAMMIT
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Hard.
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
You get sucked into a game by your balls
10/10
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8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
If you are a fan of 2d sidescollers, then this game will make you happy. It can be quite difficult at times, but its still a highly recommended game.
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