Afro Samurai

Critic Score User Score
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.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Samuel L. Jackson voices Ninja Ninja, a smartass specter guide.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Your pendant sparkles when Overfocus mode is ready.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Loading screens tell parts of the story.

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Mar, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 3 Apr 06, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
JustPressPlay Xbox 360 Mar 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
The Review Busters Xbox 360 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
AceGamez PlayStation 3 2009 6 out of 10 60
Good Game PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Games Radar PlayStation 3 Jan 27, 2009 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Jan 28, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Awards

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

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