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  • Summary: The Getaway: Black Monday leaves it up to the player to decide how to play and how the story ends, from choosing how to complete missions, to deciding how to get to the next real London location. In The Getaway: Black Monday, the narrative will progress backward and forward in time, both in gameplay and movie sequences. One story unfolds from three unique perspectives, as the paths of the characters entwine. The story begins with a chain of events that takes place two years after the demise of the most notorious crime boss of London's East End, Charlie Jolson. A simple bank job goes wrong ? a small-time thug gets in way over his head and a cop is out for revenge ? sending two sides of the same tale into a collision course for an explosive showdown. By choosing which path to take, players will make critical decisions that influence the final outcome of the game. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. The best feature of the game, by far, is the original script, story line, and depth the game goes into for the London Underworld and how easily it sweeps you into the whole genre.
  2. It honestly has more of the feel that the original "Driver" gave on the Playstation, and that's a good thing. However, it isn't enough of an improvement to truly recommend this title as anything other than a rental or budget purchase.
  3. Black Monday has a strong story, but aspects like the timed driving missions could have easily been left out, and the game would have been stronger for it.
  4. 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.
  5. A sub-par gameplay experience with awkward controls, an annoying camera and very basic driving experiences. The original game got away with it but now there is no excuse.
  6. An incredibly disappointing game that may drive a nail into the coffin of this once-promising franchise.
  7. British culture is certainly responsible for some fine works, like Shakespeare, David Bowie and Elizabeth Hurley. But as The Getaway: Black Monday proves, it’s also capable of some very bad ones, like the Spice Girls, blood sausage, Prince Harry's Nazi costume, and now Black Monday. Despite the name, we're pretty sure this game sucks every day of the week.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    It is an improvement from the first one. Some may see these games as a game trying to be GTA. It is similar to Grand Theft Auto,but is different in a lot of ways.One big way is that you don't know how much life or ammo you have left and the cops actually try to catch you. The way the cars drive in this game are smoother than the first game.The story is very different from any other game I have played. The other ending isn't that different and the story doesn't change if you decide to get the other ending.It is a fun game to play even after you beat it because there are other modes you can do as racing,Being a taxi driver,and of course free roam. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    This is one of the best games I've played on the PS2.

    The cars are good, you can choose how you want to end a mission, and there are a few
    glitches which ruin the game a bit. Expand

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