The Getaway PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2003
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
Buy On
  1. Horribly stiff and unfriendly controls, a tedious plot with unskippable cutscenes, a graphics engine that slows down with alarming regularity and a general lack of the magic that makes a truly excellent game.
  2. It’s too realistic, not responsive enough, and far too easy. That’s my biggest problem with the game – it just isn’t fun.
  3. Play Magazine
    40
    In a game that is billed as a "true filmic crossover," neither the story nor the play provide any pull, and their inability to work in tandem reveals the cracks even deeper. [Mar 2003, p.44]
  4. 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]

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#32 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 61
  2. Negative: 14 out of 61
  1. PhillipS.
    Jun 30, 2003
    9
    This game is cool but the only problem is that the cars are to slow but I think it is still better than Grantheftauto3/vice city.
  2. Chuck76
    Mar 31, 2003
    6
    Probably the most hyped and over-rated game of the year (in the uk anyway). The humour, graphics and superb story line are the biggest Probably the most hyped and over-rated game of the year (in the uk anyway). The humour, graphics and superb story line are the biggest acheivment of this title. Once you've got used to the sluggish controls, slightly too realistic driving physics and the awkward but rewarding aiming system this game can be pretty cool. But as you get further you grow bored of the cut scenes, the constant repeating of the same tasks and similar missions. A word of warning, if you're the kinda guy who gets infuriated to the point where you wanna put your controller through the TV give this game a miss! The feel of a movie is what this game stes out to do and it delivers but that's also the biggest flaw. If I wanna watch a movie I will. Definitely worth playin' should take a week or less to crack. Try an take advantage of some stores 10 day return policy (oops shouldn't really say that, ha). A must if you live in London though. Full Review »
  3. Oct 16, 2016
    5
    This game is best left alone. The only good things about this game are the graphics and the story. Other than that, the gameplay is terribleThis game is best left alone. The only good things about this game are the graphics and the story. Other than that, the gameplay is terrible and leaves a lot to be desired.

    The game is bordering on unplayable, due to bad controls. You can only move around with one thumbstick and the auto-aim is severely inaccurate. There's no HUD, meaning you won't know what you're doing half the time and there's a steep learning curve due to bad level design.

    This game, along with Driver 3, is the reason why Grand Theft Auto will always remain superior in my opinion. Only try if you're really interested.
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