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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.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Occasional platform challenges.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Overfocus mode slows time and kills enemies in one hit.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Loading screens tell parts of the story.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Title screen.

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Atomic Gamer Feb 05, 2009 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Jan 27, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Wonderwallweb.com Apr 09, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Mar 18, 2009 65 out of 100 65
GamersHell.com Feb 12, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Australia Feb 26, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
videogamer.com Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Blend Games Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Good Game Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamestyle Aug 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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Awards

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

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58383) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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