- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
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The Getaway: Black Monday (PS2)
- Even more interactive version of London with the Underground and River Thames
- View the action as three new playable characters, Eddie, Mitch and Sam, each with their own skills, attitudes and motivations
- Make critical decisions that influence the final outcome of the game
- Cinematic cut scenes and intense orchestral score accentuate the action
- Choose from a variety of new vehicles, including motorcycles, buses, vans and taxis
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The Getaway: Black Monday (PS2)
London tends to get overlooked as a backdrop for video games on account of the ever-present gridlock and the relative paucity of firearm-wielding villains. The Getaway: Black Monday ignores both these problems and plunges you into a seedy world of high-speed car chases, exciting shoot-outs and outrageous Cockney accents.
Although a passable Grand Theft Auto clone, the original The Getaway was criticised for its stodgy driving model, uneven fight sequences and unappealing characters. This sequel addresses each problem in turn and if it doesn't entirely silence its critics the early preview versions so far shown are still more entertaining than the original game ever was.
You'll take the role of three new characters--policeman Mitchell, ex-boxer Eddie O'Conner and petty thief Sam, each with their own skills, abilities, attitude and motivations. The script itself is far less obnoxious than before but more importantly the control system has been completely revamped so that it's far more responsive and fluid. The actual graphics have changed very little, but the already highly detailed representation of London has been markedly improved to include the Underground, many more building interiors and even the Thames.--David JenkinsSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I was expecting the same with the sequal.
Black Monday is a great game, a lot of the missions are really good, shooting and driving around london and the stealth missions are good too. However being an average gamer (i.e. not very good usually) i thought this game would last at least a week, but i found it really easy and managed to complete the game within 20 hours or less.
I think it's easier because you can get shot loads of times and still survive and the driving is easier.
The special features are nothing special either, once the game is complete you can choose from about eight characters for free roaming, one of which has a gun you can use (Eddie) the rest you can just drive. the raceing is ok but gets boring after a while.
basically if you want a fun shoot em up which lasts a couple of days then this is the one to get.
After all i've said it is a great game, the graphics are great, similar to the first one but still good.
And don't pay more than £30 for it, it's not worth more than that.
To unlock things for 'extra features' like new races for 'race' or new characters for 'free roam' ect, you have to collect 'key rings' which are in almost in every story mode mission. For more information search for: Keyrings The Getaway - Black Monday into Google or Youtube.
I would recommend buying 'The Getaway' which is the first in the series and is also a great game and dose tie in to The Getaway - Black Monday. I am not sure about this but i read a long time ago that the newest Getaway should come out at the end of 2010 for PlayStation 3 only. I would also say it is the closest thing to having a Grand Theft Auto in England.
The story is great too, and the characters are best described as perfect.
A great game, and proudly BRITISH.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Suprised such an old game came all packaged and untouched!! Perfect thanksPublished 5 months ago by Jason c
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once you get past the swearing and frustration at not knowing where to go or what to do at first it sbecomes a game that is not that bad, but I would not get it for the ps3 unless... Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2014 by J