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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 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Fighting outside a manor.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 ... to get an instant kill.

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GamingTrend PlayStation 3 2009 83 out of 100 83
Gameplanet PlayStation 3 Apr 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplayer Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamervision Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
InsideGamer PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Meristation Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Mygamer.com PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Jan 28, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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

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