Excerpt: When I bought this Product I first heard of the Getaway after playing Grand Theft Auto 3 and stumbling across it in a Game Station store probably about a year or so after it was released. As I mentioned above I believe I bought this from Game Station but I can't be too sure as it was over 10 years ago I bought it.
Pros: English GTA, Fun, Free Roam around London
Cons: Free Roam not available until story complete
A very good gangster-style game, only slightly let down by its gameplay
29 August 2011
Excerpt: The Getaway is a third-person shooter game for the Playstation 2 developed by Team Soho in 2002. It is inspired by British gangster films such as Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Get Carter. The game is divided into two halfs, in which you play as two different characters following parallel storylines. In the first half of the game you play as former Soho gangster Mark Hammond whose wife is killed and son kidnapped by a rival gang.
Excerpt: The Getaway is the British equivalent of GTA set entirely in a realistic version of London with real locations, famous sight-seeing spots and extremely realistic cars and driving conditions! Smash your car into enough other vehicles and you are left with a smoking ruin; as you prang other motors whilst attempting to escape the rozzers, you will hear behind you cries of "where's Your Insurance Details....
Excerpt: To many, The Getaway was seen as a potential GTA beater, and a sign that Rockstar perhaps didn't have the exclusive foothold on violent, mission-based mayhem that they thought they did. Whilst the game did turn out to be a disappointment in this regard, it's still a solid action game that offers a very legitimate challenge, and whilst overhyped, is nevertheless impressive as a visual and visceral outing.
Excerpt: The Getaway is an action game developed by Team Soho exclusively for the Playstation 2. The story follows Mark Hammond, his wife is shot in the stomach and his son kidnapped. He is seen with his wife holding her as she dies and is mistaken for the killer himself. Mark must escape from the law and rescue his son. The story is quite decent and takes you into the criminal underworld of London involving gang warfare.
Excerpt: The Getaway is a Playstation 2 game which is set in London and is based around the life of Mark Hammond, a former gangster living in Soho. When he returns home one day to discover that his wife has been killed and his son kidnapped, he goes on an all-out mission to get his child back and avenge his wife’s death from the gang who took him.
Excerpt: For its age this game offers a quite impressive representation of London City. When I bought this game I was looking for a viable alternative to the elusive GTA III and I was not disappointed. First of all the story is impressive. For half the game you play as Mark Hammond as you complete missions for a London Gang boss who has kidnapped your son. If you do not complete the things he asks you to do your son dies.
Excerpt: Story --------- the story of the getaway is excellent theres two sides to it one Mark Hammond who is an ex criminal who is forced to do jobs for a man he used to work for by the name of charlie who kidnapps his son and kills his wife.to get his son back he must do missions for charlie. in these missions he disrupts the area creating war between the triads the yaardie and other gangs.
Excerpt: Be warned, the Getaway is a game not for the faint of hearted not only is the language remarkably foul making a Quentin Tarantino film seeming like a novel written by Dr. Seuss, and the accents are absoutly dreadful, with so many East End London cliches, "muppet" "filth" and of course "claret". The game sees the player taking control of two characters which helps to explore and unravel the plot, these two being ex-bank robber Mark Hammond and Detective Frank Carter.
Excerpt: Introduction___________________________________ The Getaway is a gangster style playstation 2 game in which you have to complete missions in various parts of London. You can complete missions on foot or by car or in a lot of missions the game will require you to use both methods. The character you play is Mark Hammond, later in the game you get to play DC Frank Carter a detective police officer.
Pros: east end gangster killing fun, see realistic streets of london