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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 Chain regular attacks to charge up Overfocus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Loading screens tell parts of the story.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Split screen shows action happening nearby.

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Game Revolution Feb 03, 2009 B 75
NZGamer Apr 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Official XBox Magazine Jan 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily Jan 29, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamervision Feb 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Apr 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) May 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70
InsideGamer Mar 26, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Console Monster Apr 20, 2009 62 out of 100 62
Good Game Apr 20, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55

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

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60835) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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