Afro Samurai

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PlayStation 3
66
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Xbox 360
67
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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 Samurai himself.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Enter Focus mode with the left trigger. Hit an attack when the sword sparkles...

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Critic Reviews

NZGamer Xbox 360 Apr 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Gameplanet PlayStation 3 Apr 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
InsideGamer Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Meristation Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Australia PlayStation 3 Feb 26, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
IGN Australia Xbox 360 Feb 26, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62

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Awards

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

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