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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. KB.
    Feb 25, 2005
    I liked this game. Its different from grand theft auto and the story is well written. The cars are nice and have good damage model on them. Its also realistic that you can get in trouble for crashes and you are able to avoid these by ditching your car or by fleeing. Most people who aren't British may think this game is just for Brits but hey, I like it and I'm not from Britain. Expand
  2. JohnS.
    Dec 31, 2004
    Best game ever so shut da hell up you huw say its rubish. [Ed: uh...]
  3. RasmusB.
    Feb 9, 2005
    A brilliant game the getaway black monday is 10 times better than the getaway its quite hard in the start but after a few days the game might be your favorite Game..... The getaway is for everybody who likes action and i think that ab maybe is a bit PSYCHO???? The graphics are awesome and this game is one of the most detailed games ever (except for Gta san andreas)! This game deffinently deserves a 10!!! Expand
  4. TuomasK.
    Nov 20, 2004
    Game is good, but not excellent. Graphics are great, controls are good after awhile of practise. Cars are from real life, and not that sh.t you see in GTA. I have both games and I like this one better. Yes, maybe there is not same amount of things to do, but great plot, athmospere, and voice acting rise this over average game. Dark, gritty experience and it has 4 different endings. Minigames give more age to this game, but multiplayer support would been good too. And now there is a map so you can see it, and it helps you in missions. Only minuses come from framerate, which drops very slow when action is at it's best, and it took about 12-14 hours to complete story. If you liked Getaway 1 or movies like "Snatch" or "Lock, Stock and Couple of Smoking Barrels" you like this. Expand
  5. DevinM.
    Jul 30, 2005
    I got for 10 bucks and think the game is pretty dam good! It's about the gaming experience and Black Monday provides a great one. Buy it if it's discounted you won't be sorry. Expand
  6. SteveM.
    Mar 21, 2005
    Very good graffix and decent plot but way too easy - completed in under 10 hours.
  7. AB
    Jan 10, 2005
    I thought that I could only die once but Sony has appearantly proved me wrong as they've released a crappy sequel to the crappy first "The Getaway" game. The first game had ridiculous control and bad acting, and they've managed to make this one even worse. Expand

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