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 Split screen shows action happening nearby.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.

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Critic Reviews

Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamervision Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Shark PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2009 B- 67
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Vandal Online PlayStation 3 Mar 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Good Game Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55

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Awards

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

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