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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 Overfocus mode slows time and kills enemies in one hit.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.

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Gaming Age Xbox 360 Feb 27, 2009 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2009 4 out of 5 80
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jan 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Impulse Gamer PlayStation 3 2009 6.9 out of 10 69
Good Game Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Kombo.com PlayStation 3 Mar 08, 2009 5 out of 10 50
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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