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Average Player Score Based on 2512 ratings
7.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 2512 ratings
  1. 10 (182)
  2. 9 (378)
  3. 8 (798)
  4. 7 (664)
  5. 6 (243)
  6. 5 (115)
  7. 4 (57)
  8. 3 (34)
  9. 2 (18)
  10. 1 (24)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.9

    Great game set in london

    Getaway is a really good game, you have all the cars you see in london streets, the roads, everything is awesome. The graphics are really good and much superior other game graphics back when the game was released. The st... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:3

    This game had me and lost me even quicker

    From the opening car chase this game had me...then once I got out, it lost me. This game has some of the worst control, camera angles, and therefore gameplay of a game I ever played. I had this game in my posession fo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Getaway

  • Review Score:6.7

    Dissapointing is the only thing I can say about the getaway

    This was one of those games I solely bought becuase of hype. This was hyped as THE GTA killer but it fell flat on almost all fronts. The graphics and sound are the only good points in this game, but no matter how good... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    This game is revolutionary and sets an unprecedented standard for 3rd person games in the future. The Graphics and game play for the Getaway are unbelievably amazing. When I play this game feel overwhelmed by the re... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    The Getaway is the action\drving game fan's dream game. If you have a ps2 it is lunacy not to own this.

    The Getaway is about a convicted bank robber named Mark Hammond , his old boss Charlie Jolson kills his wife and kidnapps his kid , forcing Mark to do missions for him . There are 12 explosive missions in which you play... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    ok, i admit, this is no grand theft auto, maybe not even close,but it is very fun at times but also very frustrating. the driving is a little to realistic and not many cars are that good(fast/good handling). Plus all of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.1

    A game that could've been awesome, but fell short due to poorly thought out gameplay decisions.

    The Getaway could've been a great game if just a few little things were changed, or just left out. I played it the whole way through and I loved the story, but the gameplay made me want to quit at times. The Cons -... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    If you read this review, you'll get the idea of what's in store. This game was aggrivating but I still wrote the review.

    Aight. I kept looking at this game not sure if i should get it or not. i kept looking at the graphics and i thought, "eh, maybe not". at one point though, i seemed 2 get an urge for it...so i got it. How do i think it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.4

    RUN THE OTHER WAY!!

    The Getaway is by far one of the worst games I have ever wasted my hard earned cash on. A total let down. I started this game not expecting that much because I was bored one weekend and went to buy a used game withou... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Great game, A must buy!

    i was looking for something different, something good, something British? well this was a great find when i played this game it is so different form other sandbox game's, also feel's very realistic with no HUD. You will... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    Despite many negative reviews and rants about The Getaway, I decided to pick it up and give it a shot just because of the sheer amount of work and sweat SoHo Developors in England put into this game. Although i can agree... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Cinematic beauty...

    While the Getaway is lacking in a few technical ares, its sheer personality and Guy Ritchie-esque cinematic quality more than makes up for it. It combines surprisingly great driving missions with quite a few on-foot shoo... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful