Afro Samurai

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Revenge. That's all that the man named Afro knows. His father was murdered when he was just a small child, killed by a man seeking the power of The Number One, a headband said to bestow the power of a god. Only he who carries The Number Two has the right to challenge The Number One, and to avenge his father, Afro has dedicated his life to becoming The Number Two and killing the man who wears The Number One.

Afro Samurai is a third-person action game based on the anime created by Takashi Okazaki and Gonzo and starring Samuel L. Jackson. Each stage chronicles an important event in Afro's quest for revenge, culminating in a boss fight at the end. The defining feature of the combat is Afro's ability to enter "focus mode," where the screen goes black-and-white and the action slows down, allowing for a "perfect slice" attack which can slice enemies literally to pieces. It must be charged after use, with the charge represented by a pendant hanging from Afro's sword.

As Afro kills enemies, he levels up earning new skills and increasing his power and stamina. Collecting "mementos" strewn around each stage will also unlock special abilities called "father's legacy", which are often extra-devastating moves that can easily take down even stronger enemies.


Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Split screen shows action happening nearby.

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Gamernode Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
JustPressPlay Xbox 360 Mar 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Feb 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Meristation Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65 PlayStation 3 Feb 12, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
The Review Busters Xbox 360 2009 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 3 May 15, 2009 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jan 28, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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