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Afro Samurai

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
66
4.1
Xbox 360
67
3.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Press D-pad down and Ninja Ninja drops a smoke bomb in the direction you should go.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Overfocus mode slows time and kills enemies in one hit.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.

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The Press Says

XboxAddict Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Mar, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Console Monster Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 62 out of 100 62
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Vandal Online PlayStation 3 Mar 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • GameSpot
    • 2009 - Best Original Music (Editors' Choice)

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