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MATURE, Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
SCEE Studio London
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This sequel to Team Soho's GTA3-style action-adventure returns players to a detailed re-creation of modern London, where they face more driving and shooting challenges in the city's gangland underworld. Unlike the original game, Black Monday has PS2 gamers taking the roles of three different playable characters, each with his or her own background, motivation, and perspective. By exploring the story from each character's point of view, players can begin to piece together the bigger picture.
The story is set about two years after the events of the original game. Those who played the original are sure to see some familiar friends and foes, but three new characters take center stage: The part-time bouncer Eddie O'Connor is more than a hired thug, though it may not seem so at first. The talented cop Ben Mitchell has a career marred by controversy. The computer hacker Sam seems to have a penchant for trouble, and may be a little too smart for her own good. As players move through the game's story, they take turns as each of these characters.
Like the original game, presentation was emphasized in the development of this sequel, which is designed to play out in a slick, cinematic style. The Getaway: Black Monday boasts a cast of over 20 actors whose performances were recorded and motion-captured to bring their in-game characters to life. Adjustments have also been made to improve the game engine and control scheme, for a more responsive feel both on foot and behind the wheel. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide