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 Loading screens tell parts of the story.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Split screen shows action happening nearby.

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That Gaming Site Xbox 360 May 05, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jan 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 May 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70
XGN Xbox 360 Apr 10, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Good Game PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Good Game Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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