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Afro Samurai (Xbox 360)

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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 Fighting outside a manor.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro Samurai himself.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Split screen shows action happening nearby.

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Atomic Gamer Feb 05, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Gamernode Feb 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameFocus Mar 02, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
GameTrailers Feb 05, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Shark Feb 04, 2009 B- 67
Planet Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Talk Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Teletext 2009 4 out of 10 40


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58412) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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