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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 Title screen.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro's got the Number Two headband.  He wants to challenge Number One.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Fighting outside a manor.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.

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Gaming Age Feb 27, 2009 B+ 83
Gaming Target May 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplayer Apr 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Feb 05, 2009 7 out of 10 70
InsideGamer Mar 26, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Armchair Empire, The Feb 17, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Meristation Mar 25, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Talk Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Vandal Online Mar 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58394) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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