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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 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Your pendant sparkles when Overfocus mode is ready.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.

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The Press Says

Gaming Target Xbox 360 May 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Good Game PlayStation 3 Apr 20, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 3 Apr 06, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Shark Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2009 B- 67
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Blend Games Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Awards

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

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