The Getaway PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: It's morning in Covent Garden. A woman is shot dead in the street. In the distance, a child screams as a car disappears with a screech of tires. It is a crime that will spark a series of intense events in London and the most notorious gangs are implicated. Mark Hammond is about to be draggedIt's morning in Covent Garden. A woman is shot dead in the street. In the distance, a child screams as a car disappears with a screech of tires. It is a crime that will spark a series of intense events in London and the most notorious gangs are implicated. Mark Hammond is about to be dragged into a life he vowed he'd left forever. DC Frank Carter is caught on the wrong side of London's criminal underworld. Two men separated by the law but joined in their obsession to bring down London's crime supremo. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
  1. This game deserves a look at, even if just to admire the scope to which Lindon was recreated and the movie-like feel.
  2. At times The Getaway is spectacularly cinematic in the best way imaginable, ie in game, rather than through cut-scenes... you can see why people are going to enjoy The Getaway.
  3. If the ensuing police brutality doesn’t mold you into the model Wheelman, then having to endure those whiny English cop sirens surely will.
  4. Although the cinematic story is supposedly one of the most compelling elements of The Getaway, it is merely decent by film standards and only fair by video game standards.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    If you're a fan of films like "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch," you'll feel right at home with this twisted tale. [Mar 2003, p.122]
  6. Though The Getaway's combination of driving and on-foot shooting sequences is occasionally entertaining, and the production values are impressive, usually the game just isn't fun--in place of almost every gaming convention The Getaway boldly tries to defy, it offers a significantly worse alternative.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    25
    The level of detail is extraordinary... but the slickest graphic presentation can't cover for Getaway's flawed script... In a game infused with more humor and less pretentious aspirations, these flaws would be more forgivable. [24 Jan 2003, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. MarcP.
    Sep 11, 2004
    10
    This game is great, takes a while to get used to the direction instructions (no arrows, car indicators flash to show which way to turn, so This game is great, takes a while to get used to the direction instructions (no arrows, car indicators flash to show which way to turn, so you need to learn to keep an eye on the back of the car!) but it sems so real & gritty, compared to the likes of GTA Vice City. London location is a bonus, with recognisable cars & you can take any, even the memorial Tank near Buck Palace! I cant wait for the next installment...... Expand
  2. OrenM.
    Dec 15, 2002
    10
    It?s the best game of his kind; I am not the only one that thinks that way. Please update your database because simple search in google It?s the best game of his kind; I am not the only one that thinks that way. Please update your database because simple search in google brings better scores then yours. Not all the best games must come from the USA, Japan end the UK are not less talent. Expand
  3. KenR.
    Apr 13, 2004
    9
    The getaway was lent to me by one of my friends as i had just received a PS2 and needed a great action game to get me going. i played it and The getaway was lent to me by one of my friends as i had just received a PS2 and needed a great action game to get me going. i played it and was blown away by the entertaining videos, the incredibly relistic driving levels and tense and difficult shooting and kicking everyones ass levels. The accent, swearing, and variety of angry gangs make the game all the more entertaining and exciting. The graphics were good.. not great but so much work was put into the 40 squared kilos of london and other details like cars .. enemies ect. how could there be incredible graphics?? ALL PS2 players with any sense at all should try this game. CUZ WOW! Expand
  4. Freud
    Dec 28, 2002
    8
    GTA VC is for kids - it´s filled with cartoonish gameplay, ridicilous weapons, senseless random violence ("cool, I killed the GTA VC is for kids - it´s filled with cartoonish gameplay, ridicilous weapons, senseless random violence ("cool, I killed the prostitute"),etc. The Getaway is far more realistic and feels more challenging. Expand
  5. D.Farr
    Dec 17, 2002
    7
    Well worth renting for a night or 2 but would not reccomend parting with your hard earned cash for it!!! GTA Vice city is by far the better Well worth renting for a night or 2 but would not reccomend parting with your hard earned cash for it!!! GTA Vice city is by far the better purchase however you have to admire the level of detail put into this title its just a shame they didnt put the same level of thought into the gameplay. Expand
  6. NeilC.
    Feb 25, 2003
    5
    Not as challenging as Vice, the levels feel far more staged, and there is a feeling of the user getting herded into doing things. Anybody Not as challenging as Vice, the levels feel far more staged, and there is a feeling of the user getting herded into doing things. Anybody looking for realism in a game should perhaps stick to movies and not comment on video games. To those who said it couldn't be done - correct. Expand
  7. BendO.
    Jan 15, 2003
    0
    Sluggish control, horrible driving physics, basically horrible gameplay. as great as the graphics are, it aint enough to save this title! ISluggish control, horrible driving physics, basically horrible gameplay. as great as the graphics are, it aint enough to save this title! I give it a 1 point score for the graphics. Expand

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#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003