The kidnapping of Mark Hammond's son leads him on a journey through London as he does jobs from the kidnapper, Charlie Jolson, criminal empire. Meanwhile, DC Frank Carter searches through the empire for answers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Kembry ...
Mark Hammond (voice)
Charlie Jolson (voice) (as Ricky Hards)
Joe Rice ...
DC Frank Carter (voice)
Anna Edwards ...
Yasmin (voice)
Michael Preston ...
Harry 'The Hat' (voice)
Dave Golds ...
Jake Jolson (voice)
Paul Burfoot ...
Eyebrows (voice)
Mick Oliver ...
DCI Clive McCormack (voice)
Jim Darrah ...
Grievous (voice)
Elwin 'Chopper' David ...
Jamahl (voice)
Russell Levy ...
Nick Collins (voice)
Paul Swaby ...
Liam (voice)
Vic Robinson ...
DI Joe Fielding (voice)
Wai Tsang ...
Bobby Lee (voice)
Chee Kin Chan ...
Fu Shan Chu (voice)


The kidnapping of Mark Hammond's son leads him on a journey through London as he does jobs from the kidnapper, Charlie Jolson, criminal empire. Meanwhile, DC Frank Carter searches through the empire for answers.

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Getaway 1  »

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28 Square miles of London were digitally recreated. Boroughs included are: Marylebone, Chelsea, Mayfair, Islington, Paddington, Bethnal Green, Southwark, Whitechapel, Knightsbridge, Soho, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Brompton, Westminster, Lambeth, Vauxhall and The City. See more »


In the Snow Hill Police Station massacre mission Hammond goes in wearing a BT uniform. When you reach Yasmin in the interview room your outfit changes back to your suit and tie. However, the suit can be seen on the floor. See more »


DC Frank Carter: Seems like coppers are more in danger from McCormack these days than they are from the villains.
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Crazy Credits

There is the following message at the end of the credits: Team Soho would like to thank those who have stood by us through this insane time, our wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and partners and bollocks to all those who said it could never be done, it couldn't be built, it would never run...You're playing it. See more »


Followed by The Getaway: Black Monday (2004) See more »

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One of the best PS2 games I've ever played.
21 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this one for starters. It was well worth the wait and well worth the attention as well.

  • The graphics in the game, in my opinion, were very good. I can see

how the game makers and designers at Sony Computer Entertainment America and Team Soho made the levels very unique and challenging because you have to reach your destination by following the indicators on the tail lights of your car, and then when they both flash, that means you've reached your destination. I think that this was a very nice touch because it feels so real and all the places you go to are all real as well, and not in some kind of "made-up" place that the game makers and designers thought up of.

  • The controls in the game, in my opinion, are pretty good. I know that

it can be a bit irritating at most times, because you never know when you're gonna run out of ammo because, again, they don't have a display for that. But, then I realized that you'll know when you're running low after you've been firing the pistol, shotgun or assault rifle a lot of times, and then you feel the controller vibrate. That's when you know it's time to reload. The driving controls for the game were also good as well.

  • The voice-acting in the game, in my opinion, was very good. I can see

now why it said on the back of the case, "Cast of professional actors", because every single actor and actress gave a really good performance in the entire game right up 'til the end. Just amazing.

  • The dialogue in the game, in my opinion, was also very good. There's

no scenes of empty dialogue anywhere throughout the entire game and I think that the dialogue was very detailed and very well-written.

  • The cars in the game, in my opinion, were very good as well. Just

make sure that you don't go flying at a rapid speed, then what happens is that your car would catch smoke and if a front or a rear tire is flat, then you'd be swerving around all over the place, which is kind of annoying at most times, but other than that, the cars are very good to handle and get around with.

  • The gameplay in the game, lastly, in my opinion, was really good,

too. I find that the idea of you having to drive to a certain place and it takes you a little while to get there and then you can shoot up different people there for a little while too, whether you were Mark Hammond or Frank Carter, it was fun, and nothing but fun.

Some action-driving players may feel unusual about the idea of a game that has no map or a bullet screen or an arrow to show you where to go next, but, I have to say that this game is definitely one of the best driving/shooting adventure games I've played in a long time, right up there with Grand Theft Auto.

I definitely would recommend this to anyone who's looking for a real fun challenge in a really fun game.

With all of that said, I give "The Getaway",

9 stars out of 10.

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