Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Xbox

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12

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  1. JayC.
    Mar 31, 2006
    9
    Take a walk through the under world of graffiti. This game is a street brawler with art mixed with Prince of Persia type platfom elements. This game is very addictive with its slick presentation, all star great voice acting and great art work. You can vandalize the city in a quest to unearth the corrution in it. The soundtrack is one of the best hip hop sound tracks I have ever heard. I Take a walk through the under world of graffiti. This game is a street brawler with art mixed with Prince of Persia type platfom elements. This game is very addictive with its slick presentation, all star great voice acting and great art work. You can vandalize the city in a quest to unearth the corrution in it. The soundtrack is one of the best hip hop sound tracks I have ever heard. I have to go play now. Expand
  2. Frank
    Mar 11, 2006
    10
    I'm not a graffiti artist, but I do think this is the most authentic interactive experience to make you feel like one. You play as Trane, a kid looking for fame in the fictitious city of New Radius. Trane has to battle rival crews and the tyrannical police force known as the CCK. Trane abandons his search for fame and takes a stand against the corrupt government with a message of I'm not a graffiti artist, but I do think this is the most authentic interactive experience to make you feel like one. You play as Trane, a kid looking for fame in the fictitious city of New Radius. Trane has to battle rival crews and the tyrannical police force known as the CCK. Trane abandons his search for fame and takes a stand against the corrupt government with a message of freedom and a call for change. The game-play is varied, it has 4 styles, Navigation, Combat, Stealth and Graff. Each component is fun and inventive, especially the graffiti, Trane can use a variety of tools to spread his message, markers, posters, stencils, spray paint pieces, wheatpaste, and roller blockbusters. Trane doesn't have access to all of these in the beginning, but by the middle of the game, he is introduced to these tools by Legends, real life graffiti artists that teach you techniques or styles. The graff itself also expands as you play the game, it really shows off his evolution as an artist and a political activist. The characters and story really pulled me in, I really wanted to complete the game because Trane's story is a compelling one. The world of New Radius was gritty and realistic, the character models looked great for current gen and the cinematic work was top notch. The music is really note worthy, I don't think I've ever heard such a rich mix of styles, yet it all works together, much like a Q.T. movie. If you have the money, spend the extra 10 bucks on the Limited Edition, the making of DVD, soundtrack, blackbook and Sharpie pen make a really nice package. What can I say, I played this game all the way through in one long setting 14 hours, and loved it. Highly recommended. Collapse
  3. MargieJ.
    Mar 30, 2006
    10
    The game is definitely one of the best out there. Finally a game that comes out with an original concept- none of the old hat stuff where games are based on a book or a movie. This game has heart and you can tell that the people behind this really put in some real thought and live and breathe this culture. But graffiti is not the only thing in this game, which makes it great for others The game is definitely one of the best out there. Finally a game that comes out with an original concept- none of the old hat stuff where games are based on a book or a movie. This game has heart and you can tell that the people behind this really put in some real thought and live and breathe this culture. But graffiti is not the only thing in this game, which makes it great for others who are not necessarily into graffiti. It has awesome gameplay, great fighting techniques and the ability to roam the streets of New Radius (essentially NY). The soundtrack adds a great sense of drama that heightens the game. The score was done by a producer named RJD2 who is famed and renowned out of NY. It has 4 original songs and a number of great licensed ones. I highly recommend this to all who are adventurous and enjoy new exciting things! Expand
  4. LarryT.
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    This game has everything you look for. It has elements of stealth as you sneak around guards and quietly bomb a spot. It has celebrities. P.Diddy does voices, Britney Murphy does them too. And not to mention the various Graffiti legends thats are included. Is that wasnt enough, the graffiti that you'd put up yourself looks great. You put them up through use of aerosol, markers, pens, This game has everything you look for. It has elements of stealth as you sneak around guards and quietly bomb a spot. It has celebrities. P.Diddy does voices, Britney Murphy does them too. And not to mention the various Graffiti legends thats are included. Is that wasnt enough, the graffiti that you'd put up yourself looks great. You put them up through use of aerosol, markers, pens, paint rollers, wheat paste, stickers, and stencils. This games makes graffiti look fun. The soundtrack to this is good too. Expand
  5. JimmyM.
    Jun 5, 2006
    9
    the only bad thing about it is it is not free rome and i can live with that.
  6. DjB.
    Dec 29, 2006
    10
    hmm I only played the first level and I was like goof the fighting is great I love it I only played it once and me cousin's been playing it since well it urban hip hop look and graffiti style is great it better than jet set radio a game that was once for the dream cast belive it or not. know came on the xbox for jet set radio future I loved both of those games! This one beat both of hmm I only played the first level and I was like goof the fighting is great I love it I only played it once and me cousin's been playing it since well it urban hip hop look and graffiti style is great it better than jet set radio a game that was once for the dream cast belive it or not. know came on the xbox for jet set radio future I loved both of those games! This one beat both of them though well I got to go and play this game. Expand
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Getting Up is like a breath of fresh air, never before seen in the games industry and implemented to a degree that should make it a must in any gamer's collection.
  2. It's a surprisingly entertaining, well-designed game that stays interesting from start to finish, and if nothing else it'll give you a whole new perspective on those rat bastards who keep tagging your house.
  3. At times, things look great and play well, but this is all too rare. For the majority of your playing time, you'll be doing the same things over and over again, whilst wandering through what's fast becoming the stock set of urban environments.