Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
Play as Trane, a "toy" graffiti artist with the street smarts, athletic prowess and vision to become an "All City King" - the most reputable of all graffiti artists. Along your quest, uncover the mayor's deep, dark secret and use your fighting talents and high-wire graffiti to expose the city's leader as a corrupt...
User reviews: Very Positive (191 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2006
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“...a game that has plenty of flashy style, but is a quality game underneath all that flash.”
8.4/10 – Gamespot

“It's an aural and visual feast for hip hop fans everywhere.”
4.4/5 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game

Play as Trane, a "toy" graffiti artist with the street smarts, athletic prowess and vision to become an "All City King" - the most reputable of all graffiti artists. Along your quest, uncover the mayor's deep, dark secret and use your fighting talents and high-wire graffiti to expose the city's leader as a corrupt tyrant. As you struggle to save a neighborhood from an oppressive government, one question stands out: What if graffiti could change the world? Risk your life battling city authorities and rival graf gangs - mere obstacles in your attempt to get your tag up. And in this city, not just any tag will do. You have to "Get IN, Get UP and Get OUT".

  • Combat: master a unique fighting technique and use improvised weapons
  • Graffiti: create tags in pressure situations, using multiple skills and styles
  • Intuition: follow your sixth sense to find the best spots to tag
  • Sneak mode: infiltrate areas and avoid capture as you creep silently through the city
  • Navigation: utilize a unique guidance system to "get up" and tag

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Memory, T&L compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Wired Xbox 360 Controller Strongly Recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Memory, T&L compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Wired Xbox 360 Controller Strongly Recommended
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Best !
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
2/5

+ atmosphere
-/+ visuals
-/+ writing
-/+ music
-/+ story
- camera controls
- gameplay
- bugs
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Getting Up is a reference to getting your name up on the wall, not necessarily climbing up to huge heights to do so. But in Marc Ecko's new graffiti-laced action game, Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, you'll have plenty of chances to do both. As a mixture of third-person fighting, Prince of Persia-like acrobatics, and frequent stops to get your name up on various surfaces around the near-future city of New Radius, there's a good deal of variety to the action in the game. But Getting Up has more to offer than just exciting gameplay. The story, dialogue, soundtrack, and look of the game all contribute a great deal to the flavor and authenticity of the package. The end result is an interesting and often-exciting adventure that should be appealing to most action-game fans, but will probably hold extra appeal if you're at all interested in graffiti and the culture surrounding it.The gameplay in Getting Up is usually structured like this: You get into a new area, and there are one or more primary targets that you have to get to and paint. There are also plenty of secondary surfaces that you can paint on to earn additional rep points, which figure into the game's unlockables.Painting in Getting Up is a pretty easy process that doesn't take a whole lot of skill. When you get near a surface that's part of an objective, an outline of your tag or piece will appear. You can change the size of it or cycle between a few different options, but then you hold down the paint button and go to work.While there's an element of stealth involved in Getting Up, there's still plenty of face-to-face, hand-to-hand combat to get through.Getting Up has a unique and effective visual style to it that gets across the look of urban decay extremely well while still doing justice to the enemy designs.If you happen to be at least slightly interested in graffiti, you'll get a lot out of the game. If you aren't, you'll probably still be able to appreciate a lot of what the game does, and you just might learn a little something along the way.Overall 7/10.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is great. A fun beat em up with a bit of platforming, graffiti, and a good sense of humor, not to mention a fantastic soundtrack. The game also plays well with a keyboard and mouse, much to my surprise, though you can use a gamepad if you prefer. Buy this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Firstly, if you're going to get this:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=237505853

This was the game that first taught me about late fees - the hard way. When "underrated/overlooked games" come up, this is always in my top 3.

Even if you didn't play it when it first came out, it's a good freedom fighter/uprising game; you might find the graffiti a little repetitive but there are so many (styles of) tags to spray, it's fine. The combat is simple but fun as well.

Some of the textures have seizures, breaking the immersion and some of the sound is muffled (remember it is a port from an old-♥♥♥ game); the little I've played of it has shown the transition from obsolete console to pc to be good enough.

Charlie Murphy plays a white guy.


EDIT 1: The main gripe with this game is the camera: at times, it will be impossible to tell while spraying if you're nearing too much paint on one point. A buffing motion is the best way to combat potential dripping.

The next gripe after this is the difficulty: I haven't found an "Easy/Normal/Hard" function... Thankfully. I forgot that the fun to be had in this game was only part of the reason I incurred such hefty late-fees back in 2006; the other part was how unforgiving the mobs of officers and gangers are. Especially when using a controller and the Power Move (in this case, X,X,hold X) can only be accomplished with X,X,mash X.

I stand by this being one of my favorite (relatively obscure) games ever - very few games are as tense as this. Attempting (and no doubt failing) to sneak around enemies is the calm part; bombing active subway tunnels, the trains themselves, the side of a building being panned about with an authority's spotlight... You very well might get up due to adrenaline...


EDIT 2: Amusement Pier: No Checkpoints 'til after you bomb the water tower. Be cautious, especially of the wonky camera angles while on the tower. Do not pick up the bolt cutters until you dispatch the Vandal Squad around the corner.

As with most ports I've played, the dialogue within cutscenes likes to cut out or even get rearranged. One scripted line will be interrupted, to resume after what was supposed to be its rebuttal, to be interrupted again by the next line... All I can say is enable subtitles and read fast.

Andy D-ick plays a fat-pig-female-cop.


EDIT 3: Adam West plays the chief of police.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

So, when i saw this game on Steam it looked good. I was not sure if it was a game i would like since i have to admit the screenshots on the store page makes the game look a bit boring. But since it was on 75% off, i decided to buy it. Which was a wonderful idea. Because this game is not only fun, it also has a great story and some nice combat. It's right i did say combat. This game is quite old, and so are the graphics. But even though the graphics are old, the game is still worth buying. I never had the chance of trying this game when it came out, so i am glad i can now.

I will give the game 8/10 for what i have tried so far.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Played this game growing up on the Ps2, and I enjoyed playing it again!

I can say though that it is not for everyone. You have to have an interest in art/graffiti
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I dont know why i didnt made a review of this, well, this game is a legend in my life, i met this game in a magazine in 2006, i was just 11 years old and i had an old pc, i used to put the webpage of the game all the day just to see the info and that stuff, in that times i didnt had a ps2 or a xbox to play so i never played it so long time after that i played in a friend house but was the same ♥♥♥♥, i wanted that game, finnaly like 3 years ago i downloaded a torrent and played it, omg, i love it, its an awesome game about graffiti, it "teachs" you stuff about it.

Funny, creative, good controls, good thematic, if you like graffiti and you always looked for a game to tag in whatever place u want, this is your game, you will paint from trains and walls until spectaculars, zeppelins, police barracks and more.

9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
One of the best games that I've played on my old XBOX when I was a little kid :D

Bought this game recently and It's just simply epic. The Campaign is fun and long, music is Sick and Fighting is just simply epic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
If you love the culture of hip hop like I do. You'll love this game.
pros
-Soundtrack is 0rgasmic
-TALIB KWELI IS THE VOICE OF MAIN CHARACTER
-very close realitly of the graff world.
-Game is cult classic.

Like the only con is that game is buggy sometimes(the ps2 port to pc wasnt "optimized fully")

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
I really enjoyed this game, especially throwing enemies off of buildings and watching in slow motion as they scream and fall ;)

I liked the art and unlockable background information about the real life writers and some of the crews.

The controls and level mapping can be a little frustrating at times, mainly when you have to redo parts of a level because of it but I enjoyed it enough to push past that and finish the game. I could see myself messing with this game again in the future.

Not sure how good the vs mode is since I didn't try it at all. Also don't let the low play time fool you I put in a good 20 hours playing this offline that doesn't show on steam.

8/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I'm missing those days, when games made me feel like a part of something big happening in their worlds.
Even a ordinary graffity artist could bring his name to the top. And start the revolution against government of the New Radius.
Trane.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
"10/10" Best game ever!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
having loved this game on my ps2 years ago, i thought this would be great with a HD upgrade. the port is the worst ive ever seen, no rebinding of keys and a controller set up that is totally unuseable. honestly dont waste your money even if it is on sale.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
CLASSIC!!! WE NEED A SEQUEL!!!
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10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
One of my favorite games from the PS2! So glad I found it on Steam!!!
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4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
YES FOUND IT , I LOVE THIS BANNED GAME
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Getting Up is one of the most underrated titles ever. If you don't believe me, try it out.
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9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
i played this game 7 years ago,and it still be my favorite game
if you love graffiti but you can't make one,this game is the best choice for you
story=9/10
combat system=8/10
graphic=7.5/10(because it's old game)
music=9/10
overall of this game is good,but the only problem is sometime when i bomb some place,my graffiti won't show up
tho i don't really think it's worth full price,buy this game when it on sale
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