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Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gritty, well-drawn graffiti game for adults.

Game PlayStation 2 2006
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The game benefits from obvious care from its developers. Top-notch voice acting talent includes notable stars such as rapper Talib Kweli, Brittany Murphy, Andy Dick, and renowned graffiti artists, and rap impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs lends his voice and handles the music direction. The beautiful environments feature notable graffiti artwork from known artists and the storyline is thoughtfully developed.

Getting Up is a genuinely fun game when placed in the right hands, but there certainly are plenty of reasons for parents to be concerned about the content. Mature players may appreciate the well-drawn world, and it may inspire them to consider complex issues ranging from freedom of expression to the commercialism of hip-hop culture. But this game is not for teens and tweens.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: May 3, 2006
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Strong Language, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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