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Afro Samurai (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Afro Samurai (PS3). The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the graphics and price are overall positive. The action and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the controls and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Afro Samurai (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Afro Samurai Review


Probably the most stylish anime game around.

If asked, I would put this game as a rental for those who want a solid action game to play, and a must buy for fans of the show. The gameplay leaves you wanting bits here and there, and for many, the game will start you off on a bad foot by being...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Adam Fleet (

Afro Samurai


Anyone who's ever watched more than five minutes worth of anime knows that you can usually expect some pretty weird shit, and the Afro Samurai game based on the anime of the same name is certainly no exception. The fact that the main character seems to...

Ultimately Afro Samurai ends up being a pretty classic style over substance experience. It brings some interesting graphical style, some cool hip-hop beats, and some top-notch voice work by Sam Jackson to the party, but it's too short, too repetitive,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Cathlin "Catastrophe" Sentz (

Afro Samurai


The best search for No. 2 you will ever encounter. Afro Samurai is based on the story arc of the anime by the same name and loosely follows a handful...

Amazing style ; Katana-driven destruction

Terrible Camera ; Unusable Menu ; Lame platforming

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Matel (

Afro Samurai


"'s completely worth a run through at least once if you're a fan of over-the-top violence in the name of revenge."

Playing poker, with body parts ; These beats are so...fresh ; It's Sam Jackson--there may not be any snakes on a plane, but Ninja Ninja adds some great commentary

Another set of mindless brutes--yawn ; Hearing, "This is where your story ends!" four times in a minute from your sword fodder ; Chop, run, chop, random story element, Loading..., chop, cutscene, Loading...You get the picture ; No Trophy support on the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Benjamin Blank (

Afro Samurai [PS3, Xbox 360]


I'm a big anime fan, I grew up with Dragon Ball Z and I consider Akira to be the best film ever made. I'm also a huge Samuel L Jackson fan. From the first time I heard the Pulp Fiction speech till when he warned me about those snakes, I've adored him....

Amazing visual style ; Brilliant voice work from anime stars ; Hack 'n' Slash gameplay fun and stylish ; Excellent soundtrack

Story line fragmented from origins ; Boss battles are a complete pain ; Game comes in at under 6 hours ; No real replay value

The Afro Samurai is made for fans of Afro Samurai however the rest of us will find a lot to like here, just not as much as those who love the anime.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Todd Douglass Jr. (

Afro Samurai


Afro Samurai has become one of the more popular anime franchises on the market today. That most assuredly has something to do with its mainstream appeal, thanks to the presentation on Spike TV and involvement of Samuel Jackson. Despite the obvious...

If you're a fan of the show, then Afro Samurai is definitely a game you should take the time to play. It may lack polish in a few key parts, and it may be shorter than we'd like, but the fact of the matter is that the game is a blast. The sense of...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (

Afro Samurai


Americans' obsession with anime has entered some strange hybrids into the genre. From the homage of Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill, Teen Titans and the Transformers reboot both exhibit equal parts anime and Saturday morning cartoons, and then there is...

Sam mother#$%^ing Jackson + Game oozes style

The lighting and camera are brutal on the player -The generic gameplay is going to bore some players

A solid adaptation for the fans but I don't think it will play well outside the base.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Zachary Gasiorowski (

Afro Samurai on Playstation 3


Muther F*$&in' Samurai

If you play Afro Samurai, you are going to want to like the game. Your heart is going to tell you that you are enjoying this game, but your brain is going to argue against that notion the entire time the controller is in your hand. The game’s flaws and...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Blake_Morse (

Afro Samurai Review for the PS3


Taking number one.

Superbad style; Hyper-gore violence; Samuel L. Mother-Effing Jackson; RZA bomb-ass beats

which can be sparse at points; Rough camera angles; Curse of the button-mashers; Only one mode of play

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Josh Miller-Watt (

Afro Samurai


When news of the Afro Samurai game first came out, it was met with the wild acclaim of fans of the animated series, and the relative indifference of everyone else. Such is the fate of most games based on an anime series - it's only really going to draw...

Unique visuals ; Excellent music & voice acting ; Interesting story divergences

Sound effects could be better ; Some gameplay hiccups

Afro Samurai is a very capable brawler. The combat is well-executed throughout. The music and voice acting are both top-notch, but the sound effects need some work. The graphics are consistently impressive, from great environments, to lovingly-crafted...

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Join Afro in his tale of revenge as he searches for his father's murderer and the holder of the coveted number one headband. Based on the hit animated series, Afro Samurai blends modern hip hop and technology with traditional Japanese culture into a brutally fresh cinematic experience. Afro Samurai is a cutting-edge interactive adventure that delivers a cinematic game experience that's literally dripping in style. Join "Afro" on an epic hunt for his father killer, as he ascends into the timeless mysticism of the Samurai Code. Afro Samurai blends traditional Japanese folklore, funky technology and hip-hop culture, to create a brutally fresh interactive experience. The hit animated TV series comes alive with style so cutting-edge it hurts! Afro Samurai's unique mash-up of urban hip hop culture with traditional Japanese aesthetics and innovative combat mechanics provides a fresh new approach to the action adventure genre. Afro Samurai delivers an episodic experience with addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's literally dripping in style. Follow Afro Samurai as he fights to become the number one warrior, a title currently held by Justice, the man who killed Afro's father when he was a child. The game follows the plot of the original series with added material and background for fans and new comers alike. Blood is beautiful in this hip hop infused action adventure as Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Afro and Ninja Ninja. A striking art style gives Afro Samurai a truly unique look and feel across beautifully animated open environments as he wages war against his adversaries to become number one. Using an innovative gameplay system, enemy AI is affected by the beat of the musical score produced by RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame. These dynamic battles ensure stylized encounters throughout the game that affect the overall tone of gameplay. Slice and dismember opponents as Afro acrobatically leaps from one location to the next, interacting with anything and everything in the environment to help him on his journey.


Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action