The Angry Video Game Nerd is a Web Video review series created by James Rolfe. It centers on the titular Nerd, a caricatured gamer who examines terrible video games with no shortage of vitriol and vulgarity. It was a pioneer of the Mid-Review Sketch Show and is often mentioned by later Internet reviewers to have inspired their own work. This popularity eventually led to various adaptations to other media.
Official Angry Video Game Nerd media:
- The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004, 2006-present): The original Web Video series.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (2013): A licensed Platform Game based on the series.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation (2016): The game's sequel.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures I & II Deluxe (2020): An updated Compilation Re-release of the above two games, featuring enhanced graphics and various other changes. It also includes the short bonus game The Angry Video Game Nerd in Tower of Torment, meant to close out the series.
- Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014): The series' Big Damn Movie.
Other official appearances of the Nerd:
- Texting of the Bread (2010): A mobile game by ScrewAttack that features the Nerd as a playable character.
- The Nostalgia Critic: The Nerd has crossed over with this series in several episodes:
- TGWTG Year One Brawl (2009): A video celebrating the first anniversary of Channel Awesome (at the time called That Guy With the Glasses). It concludes a long-running feud between the Nerd and The Nostalgia Critic, as several reviewers from the site side with one of the two and have at it with each other.