Summary: 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.
The Getaway (PS2): GTA London.....well nearly.....
17 December 2010
Summary: 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....
Pros: A real-life tour of London
Cons: Not quite so good as its main competitor, GTA!
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: The getaway is the 2002 game developed by team SOHO The getaway is made in the same format as the grand theft auto games. Basically allowing you to 'free roam' as often as you like. You play an ex gangster, Mark Hammond. After retiring from a life of crime, Hammond has settled down with his wife and kids, only to find that one day his wife has been murdered, and his son has been taken hostage by the leader of a rival gang, Charlie Jolson.
Summary: Cockney gangster time in the style of the Getaway, based in London this game is pretty much made in the same veign as Grand Theft Auto was, basically you play a one time crook who has his wife and kids stolen but has to go back to his gangster ways to get them back . You can play this game either as the villain or the cop which is a nice touch as they're two completley different plot lines.
Excerpt: "...intriguing and controversail games of the playstation 2 era it is still hard to believe that its no longer just a myth and actually exists inside DVD case. The core game is a mission based driving game outing set in central london. Gangster orientated and with a vengeance themed storyline this is a driver on steroids with millions of pounds poured into its development. its not a normal game the gataway started out life as a simple PSone tech demo ...
Excerpt: "The Getaway --------------------------------- I recently borrowed this game of a friend of mine and I like it very much, So much so I still haven’t given it back to him yet… lol. Look: The game is a type of mix between, Max Payne and GTA Vice city. Including car chases, and the fact you can roam freely around the city and not run into any “load zones”. One huge problem though! While playing the levels/ missions you can’t save the game until ...
Summary: I came on here to see the reviews cos i wasnt sure how other countries would react to this amazingly good game. The graphics are great and i know where i am in the city. It is hard i admit but its worth buying it just for the free roaming. I've noticed that alot of people have said that the way of getting your health restored is stupid. You have to stand next to a wall for a short amount of time depending how much you have been damged. The maximum is about 20 seconds.