A series of London set Third-Person Shooter
crime games, inspired by Guy Ritchie
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.
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 Frank Carter
and his vendetta against the underworld.
The sequel The Getaway: Black Monday
was released in 2004 and follows the parallel stories of SO19 officer Ben Mitchell and underworld connected amateur boxer Eddie O'Connor as a new underworld war breaks out.
A third game was intended, but is currently in Development Hell
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.
Additionally the PSP game Gangs of London
may qualify as a spinoff, having been made by the same team and also set in the London underworld.
Not to be confused with the Sam Peckinpah
film The Getaway
or its 1994 remake, or the pinball game The Getaway: High Speed II
Distinct tropes of this game: