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The Getaway: Black Monday
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The Getaway: Black Monday

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Overall 7
7.0

The Getaway: Black Monday PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Sony’s original bandwagon-jumping take on the GTA series was a decent, but flawed attempt at matching Rockstar’s well-established and classic series. The mechanics were there, but it’s just a shame that so many areas of the game needed some picking up.
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GameBump
25 July 2008

The Getaway: Black Monday – Review

GameCritics.com
31 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Well, the gameplay still sucks. 2003's The Getaway was an attempt to raise videogames to the level of interactive film. One of the main ways they attempted to do this was by removing all obvious signs of "gameness"—no health bars, no ammo counters, no maps.
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Stay away -- it's bloody and boring.

Common Sense Media
30 October 2005
  • Summary: Parents need to know that the game's three primary characters either are criminals or once were criminals. Although each has admirable qualities (Mitchell is a police officer, Eddie is loyal, and Sam is intelligent), stealing from and/or killing people is a central theme in all of their lives.
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Overall 7
6.5

The Getaway: Black Monday

Game Over Online
16 September 2005
  • Excerpt: Two years ago, PS2 owners were introduced to The Getaway, a gritty crime drama of murder and betrayal. Team Soho's creative decision to remove all onscreen HUDs, facial animation capture system and faithful recreation of London streets were hailed as a cinematic achievement.
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Overall 7
6.8

The Getaway: Black Monday

Playstation Illustrated
31 August 2005
  • Excerpt: What can I say about a game that strives to recreate a real-world environment in a video game? While the city may be a general recreation of London in Team Soho’s The Getaway: Black Monday , the details that would be found in the real world just aren’t there.
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Overall 4
4.0

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RewiredMind.com
29 August 2005
  • Excerpt: 2002 is a long time ago. Two years, in fact. Since 2002, we’ve had technological advances, gameplay innovation and game franchises that consistently raise the bar. The Getaway was impressive enough ‘ albeit far from perfect ‘ when it was released back in 2002, so given that another two years have...
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Overall 5
5.0

The Getaway: Black Monday

GamesPaper
19 July 2005
  • Conclusion: Overall Black Monday isn't the sequel it was hoped to be. Most new additions are poorly-executed or unsuitable for the game, nearly every niggling fault of the original remains and the storyline feels amateurish and boring.
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Overall 5
5.0

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The Laser
29 June 2005
  • Summary: Taking players back into the London underworld, The Getaway: Black Monday is an ambitious sequel to the top selling crime game. Set several years after the first game, Black Monday casts the player in one of three roles - which lends the gameplay a little more variety.
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
5.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 6
6.0

The Getaway: Black Monday

Gaming Target
8 March 2005
  • Summary: If the first Getaway was a bloody good time, this one is a tosser.
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