The Getaway: Black Monday PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2005
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 48
  2. Negative: 8 out of 48
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  1. Alex
    Jun 16, 2005
    5
    It is too short, it disappointed me, i does not woth what I pay for it. I gave 5 because the graphics and the cars are very nice, but it is short and bored. I should buy another game. I'll change this one as soon as possible.
  2. AndrewN.
    Jul 7, 2007
    5
    Black Monday has all the good, bad and ugly aspects of the original Getaway. Excellent driving sections, poor targeting, crappy camera, woeful stealth and mockney accents. Too bad then that the first game had a much better story, better missions and more entertaining set pieces. All of which were lacking in this sequel. Overly lacklustre and undermined by a lack of polish. A missed oppertunity.
  3. AAneoAAJ.
    Nov 8, 2004
    7
    Same old crap....only this time nearly 3 years have passed. Cars that drive through phonepoles without reveiving damage? It`s laughable and i did like the first game but this one suxxx A$$.
  4. SteveM.
    Mar 21, 2005
    7
    Very good graffix and decent plot but way too easy - completed in under 10 hours.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. The locations feel more spacious than the original, too, and missions are varied so drug busts move into car chases with only the slightest hint of nausea...A limited but exciting experience.
  2. Maybe if any of the significant flaws of the original had been ironed out, and the missions were actually compelling, we wouldn't mind, but the excitement and thirst for vengeance of the original has been replaced by exceptionally ordinary shoot-'em-up missions, one on-rails shooting section, and a few awful stealth encounters.
  3. As it stands Black Monday just cannot compete with the truly impressive games released for the Playstation 2 this year.