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 Chain regular attacks to charge up Overfocus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro's got the Number Two headband.  He wants to challenge Number One.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Split screen shows action happening nearby.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.

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Good Game PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2009 75 out of 100 75
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Shark PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2009 B- 67
InsideGamer PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
D+PAD Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 08, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.es PlayStation 3 May 15, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Darkstation Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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