10 Soundtracks That Make the Game

Afro Samurai

Howard Drossin & RZA

The Afro Samurai video game is flawed in a lot of ways. The combat can be clunky and awkward at times, and the platforming sections can be downright infuriating, but it's the music that gives this game the tenacity and spirit it needs to push forward, excelling in spite of its own shortcomings.

While the Afro Samurai anime is cool in its own right, the Afro Samurai video game is one of my favorite games of all time, adapting the story in such a way that makes it far better than the original experience. This is an artistic feat that was made possible thanks to innovative swordplay mechanics, gorgeous visuals, and the same musical professionals who partnered with RZA to create music for the anime. I don't know why hip hop goes so well with feudal samurai action, but it does. Just ask any fan of Samurai Champloo.

Published Jun. 13th 2015

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