“AVGN: Game Over” by Gavin MacLean

Mike Matei / January 19th, 2009

1/19/09 – “AVGN: Game Over” by Gavin MacLean


May take 5 or more minutes to load. Don’t touch computer, or program will not start.


  • JustCody

    April 14, 2010 at 1:34 am

    aw, I can’t find a mac friendly version.

  • hatethosefuckingshittygames

    April 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Why doesn’t this game work for me I downloaded it twice and it still doesnt work. The picture of thw game pops up loads for like 3 minits then it says its not responding and I have to close the program. Is it doing this because my computer is Windows 7?

  • Chuck_Norris

    May 4, 2010 at 12:40 am

    This game doesnt work! when i downloaded it and i left it to see what happened came back over 10 minutes later nothing still on the first loading screen

  • Shade183

    June 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    To the people whose game copy won’t work:

    You have to wait a while and you cannot do ANYTHING while it is loading. Then again, you wouldn’t want to. This game is friggin’ horrible.

    The control is awful. You can’t hit without getting hit in return.

    The life system is stupid. You start at the beginning of a stage if you die in it and if you lose all your lives you just start the level over. There’s no point to both lives and the pens that give you lives if you collect a bunch.

    This game is abysmal. It’s the kind of game James would pan. And, judging by Gavin Maclean’s other games, he is just a plain terrible game designer overall. Each game of his I played blew.

    I just wish there would be a sequel to the Angry Video Game. That thing was fun.

    • Ken Clymer

      December 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

      Really you should ease up. I mean this game was made for free by an enthusiast. I tried the game myself and yeah the load time is annoying but besides that the game worked flawlessly on both my Win 7 and Linux mint machine.

  • Squall85

    June 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    5 minutes of loading? What were you thinking!? I can see the cheesy title was made in flash, I recognize those lines as I’m in flash since 2001. There’s no game that loads for 5 minues, maybe DooM3 on an Atari 2600! I hope the worth waiting because if not I’m gonna be really pissed off. Like just what was the designer of this game thinking, the game will be that good the players will have the patience to wait up to 5 minutes or even more? No harddrive activity for such a long time…
    Now it started.

    Okay, I just tried to tell it in the Nerd style, but overall it’s not a bad game. The only 2 problems that the game loads a friggin too much, the other is I don’t like the bid-headed Nerd.

  • Squall85

    June 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Okay, here’s the third problem, when I hit escape to quit the game my secondary harddrive almost fucked up because of a blue screen of death and cold self-reset…

  • Diabeetus

    July 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    The only problem I have is the load time, but I’m able to do anything else while it’s loading and it still works for me. I used to have a problem with the hit detection, but after a while I figured out that you have to be standing a little bit farther away from the enemies than your intuition would tell you. If you stand too close, i.e., close enough where the hand makes contact to the enemy, you’ll get hurt. Stand a little farther back and you’ll be fine.

  • sion74

    December 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I don t have any of those problems but i have to say that i am on world 4 and on the boss you can t hit him without getting yourself hit :@

  • ClockworkMan13

    December 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS! I’ve read comments from both Mac and Windows owners who, like me, can’t get the damb game running. My computer is brand new and I did exactly what Mike Matel said–(all 16 measly words). All I get is a message saying that no application I have can open it. What will then? It doesn’t say. Somebody tell the AGVN he’s got a turd in the punch bowl.

  • Psychara

    January 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    isn’t it obvious? james is making you guys mad as hell playing a shitty game! you’re becoming angry video game nerds!

  • Mad Hatter

    February 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    lol AVGN have to do a review on it

  • Connors116

    March 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    It’s pretty obvious, guys. Psychara himself pointed it out. I was going to, but I see another individual already beat me there. Thank you for alerting them early Psychara, though i bet one left AVGN entirely after playing it.

  • March 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Yeah thanks for sending popup windows and error messages at me when I click the download link. You should really move the file to somewhere that doesn’t do that.

  • M7NS17Y3R

    August 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I Love This Game Its Funny And I Like The Game Over Screen And Its Not Bad At All

  • S1ide to Un1ock

    August 17, 2011 at 7:43 am

    lol its a funny game

  • rigby127

    October 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

    This game is..is…kick FUCKING ass!!!

  • November 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Is this game a parody? Was the creator being “clever” by making a ridiculously long load time, poor controls, terrible hit detection, awkward animations, and a shitty extra lives system where it doesn’t matter if you have lives anyways cause you start all the way over. Are you being “funny”?

  • scare face

    April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    wtf its just a joke its fun to play who cares if the lode time sucks and if it dont work u probley need a bigger peroseser r a better video card

  • supermark64

    June 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Somebody help me out! I need detailed download instructions. My operating system is Windows Vista and my web browser is Google Chrome.

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  • October 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Strangely works just fine on my PC, AMD Phenom II X6, 8 GB DDR2 RAM and Nvidia GTX560TI. I was even browsing other stuff while the game loaded in the background.

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