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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.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Samuel L. Jackson voices Ninja Ninja, a smartass specter guide.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Overfocus mode slows time and kills enemies in one hit.

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The Press Says

Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 3 Apr 06, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplayer Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Mar 13, 2009 B- 67
IGN Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
D+PAD Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 08, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Awards

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

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