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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 Enter Focus mode with the left trigger. Hit an attack when the sword sparkles...
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.

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Afro Samurai Screenshot
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Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 May 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Feb 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Meristation Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Apr 09, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Mygamer.com PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48
Destructoid Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2009 4.5 out of 10 45
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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Awards

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

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