Parents' Guide to

The Getaway: Black Monday

By Raffi Kevorkian, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Stay away -- it's bloody and boring.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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The dreary, rainy London backdrop is well-drawn, and the dialogue of the cut scenes is impressive, despite often incomprehensible British slang and excessive use of the F-word. But the linear gameplay grows boring, and the characters must be "steered" using a limited camera swivel that can make you nauseous. Enemies are easily dispatched with very little skill. And like a movie, the action feels far away.

The killing is not the kind of close-up goriness found in first-person shooters, but the game combines mature themes. There is nudity (bare breasts) and sexual suggestion; characters smoke cigarettes; and the cussing includes use of the F-word, C-word, and other genitalia references. Overall, though the novelty of multiple plots and the blurring of lines between video games and movies are compelling innovations, the mature material makes this a bad choice for young players -- and even older teens will be bored.

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