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.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro glows red when his health is low.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Enter Focus mode with the left trigger. Hit an attack when the sword sparkles...
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Cut through groups with sword chain attacks.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central 2009 4 out of 5 80
Extreme Gamer Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
XboxAchievements Feb 11, 2009 75 out of 100 75
ZTGameDomain 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameTrailers Feb 05, 2009 7 out of 10 70
XGN Apr 10, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
GamersHell.com Feb 12, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Vandal Online Mar 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Darkstation Feb 13, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58441) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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