Afro Samurai

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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.


Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Enter Focus mode with the left trigger. Hit an attack when the sword sparkles...
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Occasional platform challenges.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Loading screens tell parts of the story.

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Gamernode Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplanet Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamervision PlayStation 3 Feb 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
XGN PlayStation 3 Apr 10, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
The Review Busters Xbox 360 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Good Game Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Good Game PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55 (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50


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