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Afro Samurai

MobyRank MobyScore
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.

Screenshots

Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 ... to get an instant kill.

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The Press Says

Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Game 2.0 PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Destructoid Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2009 4.5 out of 10 45

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Awards

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

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