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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.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Chain regular attacks to charge up Overfocus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.

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Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Feb 27, 2009 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Mar, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 3 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
D+PAD Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 08, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Blend Games Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Console Obsession PlayStation 3 Apr 16, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Good Game Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Darkstation Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Destructoid Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2009 4.5 out of 10 45

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

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