History VideoGame / TheGetaway

19th Mar '18 5:33:48 PM AmuckCricetine
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A series of London set ThirdPersonShooter and [[DrivingGame Driving]][[note]]While the gameplay is similar to WideOpenSandbox games like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', ''The Getaway'' games have a linear mission-based story mode with a separate mode for free exploration.[[/note]]crime games, inspired by Creator/GuyRitchie movies, with two entries to date. It's published world by Sony Computer Entertainment's North American and European branches with Capcom (for The Getaway) and Sega (for Black Monday) as the publisher for Japan.

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A series of London set ThirdPersonShooter and [[DrivingGame Driving]][[note]]While the gameplay is similar to WideOpenSandbox games like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', ''The Getaway'' games have a linear mission-based story mode with a separate mode for free exploration.[[/note]]crime games, inspired by Creator/GuyRitchie movies, with two entries to date. It's published world by Sony Computer Entertainment's North American and European branches with Capcom (for The Getaway) ''The Getaway'') and Sega (for Black Monday) ''Black Monday'') as the publisher for Japan.



* DirtyCop: DCI Clive [=McCormick=], head of the Flying Squad. He's on Jolson's payroll and also deals with Jamal behind his back. Jolson has Hammond kill him, just as Frank uncovers the truth about him.

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* DirtyCop: DCI Clive [=McCormick=], [=McCormack=], head of the Flying Squad. He's on Jolson's payroll and also deals with Jamal behind his back. Jolson has Hammond kill him, just as Frank uncovers the truth about him.



* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Charlie Jolson smokes fine cigars, lives in a BigFancyHouse, wears Savile Row suits and drives around in a Rolls Royce.

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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Charlie Jolson smokes fine cigars, lives in a BigFancyHouse, wears Savile Row suits and drives around in a Rolls Royce.Bentley.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Charlie and his crew casually toss around ethnic slurs when discussing the rival gangs.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Charlie was a member of the National Front, so he and his crew casually toss around ethnic slurs when discussing the rival gangs.gangs.
18th Mar '18 6:50:36 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AdultFear: The plot involves Mark Hammond's getting kidnapped by a gangster, who orders him tasks that are pretty sadistic, from forcing him to kill his best friends in his favorite bar to dealing in drugs. It is also impossible for him to refuse this because he is an ex-criminal, which invites policemen to blame all the crimes on him.


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* CriticalExistenceFailure: Averted. Cars that take enough damage will have handling and performance problems, and taking too much damage will cause your character to start limping.


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* DirtyCop: DCI Clive [=McCormick=], head of the Flying Squad. He's on Jolson's payroll and also deals with Jamal behind his back. Jolson has Hammond kill him, just as Frank uncovers the truth about him.


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* HateSink: Charlie Johnson was already hated in-universe before the plot of the game even starts because he was THE drug lord of London. The game manual explains that he wants to go back to the glory days when he was one. It ends just as you would expect, only worse, because in order to force him to smuggle drugs and fight against the rival drug lords he kidnaps the son of the protagonist and kills his wife.


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* RealPlaceBackground: A lot of effort was put into replicating London. You can find the restaurant you burn down in real life; the screenshots are as similar as the page image.


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* RestingRecovery: Propping yourself against a wall will gradually restore your health, depicted as Hammond catching his breath. And bloodstains on his clothes will magically fade away.


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* RubberBandAI: At the latter stages for both Mark and Frank, where any gang starts chasing you, they'll always be faster than even the only sports car in the game, and only a crash will stop them from going to your side and empty their guns on your current car.


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* WorstAid: You've been shot multiple times? No problem! Just lean on this wall for a bit. It even launders clothes.
18th Mar '18 12:52:43 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AnotherSideOfTheStory: After beating the first game as Mark Hammond, the next play through allows you to play as Frank Carter.



* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon: As Mark runs out into the street to find his wife shot, he drops his own gun only to paw the dropped murder weapon for a second.



* CrowdPanic: People will freak out and run during the first half of the game if you were seen with a gun in public, and just like they would in real life, at least some of them call the cops. Less of an issue in the second half, as you're playing a plainclothes police officer and usually accompanied by some uniformed colleagues.



* DigeticInterface: The game doesn't have any kind of HUD to try and make the game more cinematic and immersible. Rather than a health bar, your character develops bloodstains and a limp the more they get hurt. Rather than floating health kits, leaning against a wall recovers you health (and removes bloodstains). And rather than a minimap or GPS arrow pointing you to your destination, your cars indicators will blink when you should turn, and both will flash when you reach your destination. The game did come with an actual map of London to help you find your way around though.



* EvilOldFolks: Charlie Jolson.
* {{Fauxrarri}}: Averted as all of the cars are actual licenced vehicles, largely to add to the verisimilitude already present with the inclusion of a GPS-street accurate map of London.
** British Telecommunications however took umbrage to a mission involving a van bearing their livery, where a driver has to be killed and the van used to assassinate a police officer; as the company was worried that the use of their vehicles in an organised crime game "might incite attacks on [its] engineers," this was later amended on subsequent pressings, though the initial release wasn't recalled.



** TheDragon / TheEvilGenius: Alexei the Dentist

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** TheDragon / TheEvilGenius: TheDragon[=/=]TheEvilGenius: Alexei the Dentist


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* HealThyself: The main character heals by... leaning against walls for a few seconds.
* HideYourChildren: Alex Hammond appears to be the only child in the whole Greater London area.
* HotPursuit: Justified; occasionally you'll hear someone on a police radio mention that they've recognised Mark Hammond, who becomes wanted for murdering his wife (which he didn't actually do) in the opening cutscene and has been roaming the streets of London single-handedly causing enough mayhem to rival the 2011 riots.
* HumanShield: Mark Hammond can grab anyone as a hostage if he is close enough, and if you grab a gang member or PC their faction will cease fire and plead for you not to shoot - until you start picking them off like a coward. Once the hostage has outlived their usefulness you can choose to shoot them, snap their neck, or let them go.
* IHaveYourWife: Mark's motivation. Hilariously parodied by the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/unskippable/520-The-Getaway Unskippable crew]]:
-->'''Charlie Jolson''': I ring you, you do the job. You don't do what I tell you, the kid dies. You don't do it where I tell you, the kid dies. You don't do it when I tell you, the kid dies! Are you getting my drift? Now you want to see your kid again, you do exactly what I say. You talk to anyone, you're late, or you let me down, your kid dies! Do I make myself clear?
-->'''Paul Saunders''' (as Mark): But what if I go skydiving?
-->'''Graham Stark''' (as Charlie): Your kid dies!
-->'''Paul''': What if I forget to bathe?
-->'''Graham''': Your kid dies!
-->'''Paul''': But what if I kill my kid?
-->'''Graham''': Your ki--touché.


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* KillTheCutie: Security guards in the sequel will feel no guilt about killing Samantha, a petite, nineteen year old woman who cannot defend herself at all. If you get the bad ending, [[spoiler:Skobel does it himself]].


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* OptionalTrafficLaws: The series enforces strict driving rules correct side of the road, stopping at red lights, etc. This is useful at the beginning of the game, but as you engage in more and more criminal activity as the plot demands, the police will come after you no matter what you do.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Charlie and his crew casually toss around ethnic slurs when discussing the rival gangs.
18th Mar '18 12:40:00 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Charlie Jolson smokes fine cigars, lives in a BigFancyHouse, wears Savile Row suits and drives around in a Rolls Royce.
24th Feb '18 7:24:35 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the SamPeckinpah film ''Film/TheGetaway'' or its 1994 remake, or the pinball game ''[[Pinball/TheGetawayHighSpeed2 The Getaway: High Speed II]]''.

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Not to be confused with the SamPeckinpah Creator/SamPeckinpah film ''Film/TheGetaway'' or its 1994 remake, or the pinball game ''[[Pinball/TheGetawayHighSpeed2 The Getaway: High Speed II]]''.
21st Aug '17 6:19:23 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* LondonGangster: Technically most of the cast, but the Bethnal Green Mob (led by the bald, cigar chomping Charlie Jolson) and the Soho based Collins Crew fit the archetype. Averted in that a multiratial London underworld is portrayed with Triads, Yardies and Russian Mafiya taking major roles.

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* LondonGangster: Technically most of the cast, but the Bethnal Green Mob (led by the bald, cigar chomping Charlie Jolson) and the Soho based Collins Crew fit the archetype. Averted in that a multiratial multiracial London underworld is portrayed with Triads, Yardies and Russian Mafiya taking major roles.
8th Jul '17 12:42:07 PM nombretomado
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** Except for Grievous and Mr. Lee, who fates were never revealed. Although TheOtherWiki claims that [[spoiler:they died on board the ''Sol Vita'']].

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** Except for Grievous and Mr. Lee, who fates were never revealed. Although TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki claims that [[spoiler:they died on board the ''Sol Vita'']].
22nd Jun '17 12:26:48 AM veronchung27
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The first (''The Getaway'' (2002) follows former Soho gangster Mark Hammond as he is blackmailed back into the life by a ruthless crime boss who has kidnapped his son. Parallel to this the game follows [[CowboyCop Frank Carter]] and his vendetta against the underworld.

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The first (''The Getaway'' (2002) (2002)) follows former Soho gangster Mark Hammond as he is blackmailed back into the life by a ruthless crime boss who has kidnapped his son. Parallel to this the game follows [[CowboyCop Frank Carter]] and his vendetta against the underworld.
17th Oct '16 5:28:10 PM nombretomado
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A series of London set ThirdPersonShooter and [[DrivingGame Driving]][[note]]While the gameplay is similar to WideOpenSandbox games like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', ''The Getaway'' games have a linear mission-based story mode with a separate mode for free exploration.[[/note]]crime games, inspired by GuyRitchie movies, with two entries to date. It's published world by Sony Computer Entertainment's North American and European branches with Capcom (for The Getaway) and Sega (for Black Monday) as the publisher for Japan.

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A series of London set ThirdPersonShooter and [[DrivingGame Driving]][[note]]While the gameplay is similar to WideOpenSandbox games like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', ''The Getaway'' games have a linear mission-based story mode with a separate mode for free exploration.[[/note]]crime games, inspired by GuyRitchie Creator/GuyRitchie movies, with two entries to date. It's published world by Sony Computer Entertainment's North American and European branches with Capcom (for The Getaway) and Sega (for Black Monday) as the publisher for Japan.
4th Aug '16 2:49:12 AM Ominae
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A third game was intended, but is currently in DevelopmentHell as Sony's European branch is concentrating on developing/publishing other properties. Recent statements have suggested that they will move it to the Playstation 4 instead. However, Sony announced that the game is not in development as of 2016.

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A third game was intended, but is currently in DevelopmentHell as Sony's European branch is concentrating on developing/publishing other properties. Recent statements have suggested that they will move it to the Playstation 4 instead. However, Sony announced that the game is not in development as of 2016.
and instead, an unnamed demo was shown recently compatible with the Playstation VR, suggesting that it's under development again.
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