The Crow – Angry Video Game Nerd

Mike Matei / October 30th, 2015

Angry Video Game Nerd – Episode 137 – The Crow (Sega Saturn)

This is the 10th AVGN Halloween special!


  • October 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Looking forward to this!

  • October 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Ooh, a new one. Looking forward to it!

  • October 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm


  • chris jackso

    October 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    oh god is this a sick joke? i wanna watch!!! you are scaring me more than Halloween ever could. i hope its good

  • Brendan Porter

    October 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Oh man! I loved playing 1313 when I was a kid! Really looking forward to the next Board James. Keep up the great work!

    • Uncle Sporkums

      October 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      I never got to play it, but I always thought the commercial was amusing.

    • Deathbringer

      October 31, 2015 at 7:53 am

      You just reminded me of Star Wars 1313 and how that amazing looking game never happened… RIP

      • October 31, 2015 at 10:51 pm

        Disney has the assets for it now and there cooking something up, it wont be exactly like we saw and heard of the previous version of it but a 1313 like game is coming, no worries.

  • chris jackso

    October 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    amazing. it gets the best at the end when you get angry. making fun of how the crow looks like marilyn manson, kiss, joker and such. and im love love lovin the crossover with board james, successfully chilling. and when he gets angry its amazing and hilarious. good job man, i hope you read comments so u can learn what people think of your videos. MORE ANGER AND CLEVER CONTEXTUAL OUTBURSTS!

  • October 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I was waiting SO impatiently for your Halloween Episode :DD

  • Dale Starkweather

    October 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Love the rockin out 4:07 to 4:12…LOL

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    October 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I knew this was gonna be good right when I saw it posted.
    Funny stuff.

  • Allen Lucas

    October 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Funny thing that the video’s title says The Crow, but the game is The Crow: City of Angels!

  • GoldenTurtle

    October 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I love Board James

  • elvirus

    October 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm


    thank you

  • October 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm


  • October 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Poor choice of the game.

    These days I’m looking forward to Board James more.

  • MrBrrumpkins

    October 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    This was…..ok.

  • AnalogSandwich

    October 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    THE CONTROLS ARE LIKE THAT BECAUSE THE BACKGROUNDS ARE FIXED! When you move to a different area, the camera is in a different spot. So obviously the controls need to be the way they are, otherwise pressing RIGHT may be a different direction in the next background. Mario 64 doesn’t have this problem because the camera moves with the character. Resident Evil is one of my favorite games and I have no problem with the controls. I can speed run that shit just fine.

    • October 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      With fixed cameras that pop from one crazy angle to the next, it can definitely help to have consistency in your sense of direction. But in RE the controls kind of worked in favor of the game’s survivor horror setting and mood. They made me feel kind of mired, and definitely made it harder to get away from enemies and react quickly (as opposed to RE4 being 3D and having good 3D controls). But those controls could also be a pain in the ass with parts you’re stuck on. In The Crow, you’re supposed to be a badass, resurrected death machine but the controls feel too limited. Maybe the game would have been better as a true 3D game, or maybe a single, overhead camera angle like in Blood Omen (PS1).

  • Fred . Fuchs

    October 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Holy shit! I have that board game! Can’t fucking wait.

  • October 30, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Oh shit Board James is leaking into the rest of the universe!

  • Christopher Sutler

    October 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Was really happy to see a new AVGN video and I am looking forward to the new Board James video. As long as you keep making them, I will keep watching them!

  • Pablo1989

    October 30, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Sweet i hope Bootsy and Mike ghosts make apparance on that board game.

  • pj0T

    October 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I Love the light setup James! The yellow/orange color that lit up the jack-o-lantern, the green light on the consoles in the back, and the blue/purple light on the nerd, it is al so perfect in balance, hats off!

  • chris allen

    October 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, i never thought you would get to that pos, The Crow: city of angels was quite possibly the worst game i ever played on ps1 even worse than Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero!

  • Jason Adkins

    October 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    A new Nerd video just made my day.

  • bud

    October 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm



    • bud

      October 30, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      “The game is so bad, IT BECAME SELF-AWARE.”

      Classic. This was a great (bad) game/review.

      LOVE the Board James twist at the end. This is getting intense. :O

      Happy Halloween, James!

  • Clayton Dafoe

    October 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Love hearing those heavy metal references \m/

  • October 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Sorry James, but I like that kind of control setup haha
    Not in that game though.. I liked Onimusha’s for example

  • October 30, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    lol a flaming bag of The Crow. Good episode.

  • Programmer_Danny

    October 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm


  • lghyourinmaru

    October 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    A new avgn, nice! perfect way to finish a friday night at 2am

  • lghyourinmaru

    October 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    did you know that this page actually shows up suspiciously high on google when you search for “the crow”

  • KennyM

    October 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    three months? really?

  • October 30, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Is it just me or did that seem really short and not very in-depth at all?

  • Weldin Dunn

    October 30, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I knew they were going to get one up! It wouldn’t be october without the Nerd!

  • October 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Love 13 dead in drive as a kid. Totally forgot that game. Always a bitch to set up and actually play right. Look forward to it. Keep up the good work. I know it’s hard for you to produce these things. I have a degree in film and do this stuff every. Day. Keep on pushing on.

  • Randall Benoit

    October 30, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    The Nerd and Board James Xover is becoming more and more EPIC with each video!

  • King L.

    October 31, 2015 at 12:36 am

    And I just doubted if there were to be an AVGN Halloween episode… Thank you James!

  • October 31, 2015 at 12:50 am

    13 Dead End Drive is a very fun board game btw

  • greedo

    October 31, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Great episode! Was Jonesing for some Nerd content. Oh, and nice cameo by… oops, almost let it slip. Never mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rennie Page

    October 31, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Damn James. You have out-done yourself once again in this best month on Octoween. What a great, amazing, truly hilarious episode. My love appreciation and gratitude to you. Happy holidays to you, your wife, and your daughter. Looking forward to another great year!

  • Elvenking

    October 31, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Thank you for this shitty game. Another fine review!!

  • Panzerschockolade

    October 31, 2015 at 2:55 am

    I have this game for the PS… and it’s indeed a piece of shit!

  • jasonjrf

    October 31, 2015 at 4:06 am


  • October 31, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hell yeah.

  • The Wicker Man

    October 31, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Excellent episode. “He’s pulling her tits!”

  • likalaruku

    October 31, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I liked City of Angels, even if it was confusing. The Crow: Salvation was a real piece of shit. I think that one went straight to DVD.

    Woooo……These graphics & controls are at least better than that Highlander game for the Atari Jaguar. Not that that’s saying much.

  • Steve Sun

    October 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I AM YOUR FANS IN China!

  • Deathbringer

    October 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Listen to the music in this game and imagine a super shitty rip-off version of the beginning of Robo’s Theme from Chrono Trigger… that’s what I’m hearing.

  • mikeMike

    October 31, 2015 at 11:32 am

    hell yes been waiting on a new avgn vid.this game sucks i remember renting it for playstation back in the day brought it right back for a diff game

  • October 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm


  • Gippy

    October 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thank Jesus. AVGN is why im here.

  • October 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm


  • Simon

    October 31, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I know it was kind of confirmed in the last Board James episode, but Board James must be the Nerd’s past self. He seems dark and insane, but the Nerd is just pissed off and angry.
    The ending part with Board James was pretty creepy!

  • Sun Glitters

    October 31, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks a lot for this, James. I actually like simpler episodes like this one. Feels more like some of your older ones – just a good ol’ “shitty game” review.

  • Kyle Whitmore

    October 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    It’s good to see you again.

  • Phoenix7786

    October 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Dude that boardgame is fucking amazing I had it when I was a kid. I’m so sorry you had to suffer through that turd of a game.

  • meinerHeld

    October 31, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Oh ho hoooo the split personalities! This is getting good!

  • Jackred89

    October 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I heard PS1 version of this sucks but Sega Saturn sucked that bad. It looks amazingly horrible that hurts my eyes. I can hear the devil scream burn this miserable piece of shit.

  • October 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Why does the crow look like that scary face from Game Boy Camera that asks who you’re running from?

  • Conrad Hernandez

    November 1, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Brandon Lee accidently got killed during the set of The Crow because the makers failed to notice that one of the cartridges was a real bullet that killed him.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    November 1, 2015 at 7:21 am

    That music, oh man. This video is hilarious. Your description of The Crow character is great. Those Resident Evil tank controls… oof. They were annoying, but you could get used to them. But, this game clearly isn’t as polished as even RE1. Not good.

    • deniii

      November 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      The controls work fine in BioHazard. I always liked it.
      The problem with people like you is that they compare everything to mario 64 or zelda. BioHazard is a slow paced game and the tank controls work perfectly for game. It makes you play the game at a slower pace. But no, people like you just want to rush through the game like it was GTA or something like. That’s why Capcom ended up ruining the series with that piece of shit that biohazard 4 was

  • November 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I thought this would be funny to do during the next AVGN episode; You know how in older episodes you seemed to dub audio over video of you talking, like when you played Frankenstein’s Monster on Atari during the Halloween episode and say “Its ass! Its aaaasss!” You should do that once again. It would stand out so much but be hilarious. Like just take the old slow “AAAAAASSSSSS” audio from the UForce Top Gun landing and put it over you making an exaggerated facial expression. Idk, thought it would be good, can take us back to the past ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 1, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I got one for you AVGN. Bonkers on the SNES.

  • Psychojaws

    November 2, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Staying with your AVGN holiday tradition, is it safe to say we can expect another edition of the “Twelve Days Of Shitsmas”?? Because that was awesome last year.

  • deniii

    November 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t know about this game but the controls work very well in BioHazard.
    If you James can’t walk in a straight line, then there’s a problem with the way you handle the controller but don’t blame the game for your mistakes.
    Also, I don’t think mario 64 has better control than BioHazard (nor is it a better game). It depends on the game you are trying to make. BioHazard with mario 64 controls would suck ass big time.

  • Cerrynerd

    November 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    What can you said i loved this one the nerd so rules cant believe it’s been the 10th one all of the Halloween special have been fucking cool

  • Cineassacre

    November 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    He’s pulling her tits! D:

  • Mathieu Guimond

    November 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I have to say your acting is too fake now James. You should go back to your old video and see how you acted, maybe It was just you and not “acting”, because back then I was able to trust your caracter. Now all I see is you a caricature of the AVGN and you force yourselft to be funny. Maybe Its because Im too old to find this anymore but I can really see your acting is not as great as before. The AVGN caracter for me is a depressif intelligent guy full of hate for what he do of his life but he continu to be in his loop forever. He looked a bit pathetic but the caracter was funny! OOh well maybe you made him evolved but I think its less funny than before. Btw I didnt like your movie either…was not a question of budget… the scenario was a good idea but I think it could have been so much better than what I saw. I was at Toronto to see it and
    I didnt understand why people claped at the end, probably more because one of your guys who made it was there, but I had the feeling the peoples didnt find it good too. At least I must say you have created a great caracter, Im glad you gave me great entertaiment. Thank you for that!

  • November 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I only ever liked the original Crow movie. The Crowe series was JUST DREADFUL with it’s ending.

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  • November 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Funny enough – I remember playing that game, but on the PSX if I remember right. It was hard as shit, we never got far.

  • December 1, 2015 at 8:50 am


  • December 1, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Dam the pinky shit avatar do i change that shit?

  • skwij

    December 14, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I’m a bit late, but I still love these videos! Thank you!

  • December 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    This is not very funny to said at least. There’s a thing called Z-Buffer that Playstation and Saturn didnt had (unlike Jaguar) back in the day so the polygons must be arranged from the virtual world to the framebuffer manually, unless some skilled team like Naughty Dog do a software-based z-buffer.

    Those clipping issues are not even funny coz they are present in most of those systems catalog.

    Yeah, the was bad, but no for this poor arguments..

  • Cerrynerd

    February 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Now this one was so good always like the nerd at Halloween with funny episodes keep up the good work on them the nerd rules

  • likalaruku

    May 11, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Don’t remember the game, but I remember the 3ed moive being pretty bad. Straight to DVD too.

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Goddamn… A King Diamond reference preceding the Witchfinder General one… The Nerd has a savagely good taste in heavy metal that I never saw coming.

  • KindOfBlue

    June 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    The combat is eerily similar to the 1995 PC game Bioforge.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 23, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Great video. This was hilarious! I especially loved your insult string to the Crow on the game cover.

  • May 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    2 years latter, and still loving this, series and Cinemassacre!

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