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 (369 reviews) - 90% of the 369 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

    • 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
    • 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
33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
This game is nice 9/10. they should remastered this
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
The game can be fun if you can get past the ABO♥♥♥♥ELY AWFUL Controls and Camera.

In a game that requires a lot of platforming, why the hell would they make the camera that feels like its being controlled by a drunk on a unicycle?
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
This game is one of the best ones I've ever played.

Well, at first the game is pretty boring, but move ahead and you'll see the difficulties. I will not give many spoilers, I just want to tell you why you should play this game.

1. The story. It is really good story about graffiti writer who's getting up from bottom to the top of graffiti world, improving his own style, facing the streets difficulties, anti-vandal squads, graffiti legends and enemies. But that's just a few words about the story. The New Radius city is fighting against graffiti writers with CCK anti-vandal squads, Because the mayor wants his аss to be clean after things he have done. I won't say what he exactly did, but just to let you know, it is tightly connected to the Trane and his father. Decoy, the guy who do all these 9/06 drawing will tell you more. You'll see the war and the friendship between two teams, the treacheries, victory and defeat. You can't even imagine how big is this game. The ending is also very interesting and you'll be kinda shocked and maybe inspired by this game.

2. Soundtrack. Oh god it's wonderful. You will enjoy every song you'll hear, I promise, it is really well-matched.

3. The graffiti simulator itself. Well, that's just awesome that you can feel that you're real graffiti writer! You have a choice of hundred different graffiti pieces, and they can even be various, so, it'll take you time to enjoy drawing all the stuff.

4. Secrets. The game is keeping a lot of secrets. And challenges. Really hard ones, Try that, unless you're scared!

5. Fighting. This game is also a nice fighting-simulator, you have many ways and weapons to kill your enemy, and by completing some challenges you can unlock new fighting techniques.

Result: even though the game is pretty old it is really worth playing! It's really interesting and hard, I would suggest it to everyone. Just believe me, you'll be happy as you're complete the walkthrough of the game. You'll even want to draw graffiti yourself, believe me I wanted to and even started to. Or at least beat the game once more.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Damn didn't even know this great game was on steam

I played this game along time ago on my PS2 and man do i have such nostalgia playing this again on the pc its just as good as i remember, The gameplay,the art,the combat and those god damn silver guards , anyways as i was saying this game is just great and for the price that its at i would say you should get it if you like graffiti or atleast want a taste of the 2000's

i give it a 9/10 just because it has some annoying bugs but besides that its perfect
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21's_Getting_Up:_Contents_Under_Pressure

The written review is way too long and can't post the hole whole thing here, so you have to watch my video for complete information about the game.

Art is a crime and the biggest criminals are graffiti artists. This is according to New Radius mayor and our main character Trane is about to become the most wanted person.

I want to start with the things I don't like before I continue with story, gameplay etc. Firstly is the lack of any video options, beside resoluition, that you choose in a launcher. Secondly, you can't rebind in-game the keys. You have to delve in a file if you want to change them, but it's not necessary. Thirdly, mouse sensetivity is high and again you have to delve in to files to lower it. This applies for FOV too. Just check PCGamingWiki. Also I have some problems with the AI, but later I will cover it. There few small bugs, that are worth mentioning. In some cases there is overlapping voices or they are too quiet. In other, the game starts loading, when the cutscene is not entirly over. But the biggest bug I encounter is a flickering, when painting a graffiti. If you select restart in doesn't restart from the last checkpoin, but in the beginning of the level. I found that the hard way. Also it's worth noticing almost 1 minute loading times, when you enter a new level. Non of this is gamebreaking, it's just annoying and most of the problems can be fixed.

So after I left all behind all the negative stuff, it's time to concentrate on the positive and from here to the end of this review, it's all that.

The graphics are all right. It's 9 year old game, so they didn't age very well, but the game is definitely not ugly. People are jaggy, but the city or to be precise parts of the city are well made, vibrant, colorful, despite the “gray” situation. In the end, if you are turn off by graphics, you will miss a lot.

You take the role of Trane, young man, who wants to make a name by become graffiti artist. Despite the protest of his grandmother, he runaway from home with that idea in mind. In the beginning Trane is making his way in the slums, where he grow up and he paint in the wrong places and encounters Vandals of New Radious and their leader Gabe. Our hero is beaten by gang, but he get up and continues the make graffiti. But in New Radius artist like Trane are not welcome. What in the beginning is getting revenge on VoNR, soon becomes more complicated. While painting graffiti Trane faces the bitter reallity. New Radious is shiny outside and rotten inside. Mayor Sung wants to make the city to look prosperous. For this purpose he is using C.C.K. (Civil Conduct Keeper), armored police force created from the government, to suppress the free speech and people from the slums by using violence, as long as no cameras are around. Pretty soon Trane finds, that the Sung hands are “dirty”. Half of the game is making a name for Trane and the other half everything turns 180 for him and the graffiti is one of his ways to protest againts the corrupt mayor. The other is his fighting skills. The story is worth following, but don't expect something groundbreaking.

Ah, sweet, sweet gameplay. It's a mix between PoP-style acrobatics, street fighting, stealth and painting graffiti.

Trane likes to make graffitis not only on the ground level, but on high and dangerous places. Big part of the game is platforming. Climbing on outfalls, bridges, walking or hanging on ledges, bouncing from walls on so many different places. Don't expect from Trane to do wild acrobatic stunts like in PoP or AC. He feels heavy, but agile enough and I like this. Trane is regular guy, not some super hero.

Fighting system is good. If you are coming from a game like Batman Arkham series, maybe you will be disappointed, but I love it. As a hole battles are little bit slow, but more stratigic. This is not Devil May Cry. You have a punch, a kick, combination of both, grabbing enemy, block and dodge roll. But that's not all. You have to change combos frequently and dodge roll, because enemy adapts and block your punches and kicks. But there is a “cure” for that. Under your health is the Power bar. While you make three hit combo, hold the button on the third press and this will break the block with a powerful punch or kick and make more damage. But the Power bar drains and there is two ways to restore it. Stun an enemy and make humiliating move or just hit him. Of course, you will unlock new set of moves for kicking, punching and so on. Grabbing is especially useful for dealing with powerful enemies. Figthing feels great. Trane doesn't know martial arts, just what the streets taught him. If you run into a 4-5 enemies, you maybe able to beat them. It's hard, but not impossible. It's better to stalk and eliminate the one by one. And when you get in a fight, watch when enemy will make move, then dodge roll and beat him. You can lock on a single target, but I find out if they are more, it's better not to do it, because your combos can hit multiple targets.

There are available weapons in the game. You can find pipes, pice of wood, buckets, radio and others. They can change course of a battle. After few hits with, they break. I really like how Trane is picking items – by dodge rolling. This is the coolest way!!! No need to stop and picking it up and wasting time. Great idea!!!

Here stealth is encourage. A lot of battle can be avoided, you don't get XP points from them. So, it's better to crouch, walk behind enemy and knock him down. There isn't some stealth mechanic, like sticking to a wall. Just crouch, hide or get somewhere high and wait for you moment to strike. You have to hold 2 buttons to knock enemy down, but either you have to do it extremely precise or i'm doing it wrong, because in a lot of situations I just start a fight. Probably it's my fault.

Except fighting and platforming, big part of the game is painting graffitis. They are awesome!!! Their design is incredible! Through them you will gain reputation and unlock concept art, combos, graffiti and so on. While painting, you have limited time for doing it. In addition to that, you must not make drips. If you succeed with both, this will get you more reputation and unlock faster everything I mention above. When you start to paint, pressure in the can lowers and you have to stop to recharge When you enter a level, you have few main graffiti to paint and some optional. More you make, more reputation you'll gain. Other side objectives vary between writing, sticking posters (I hate them) and others to a wall, cars, doors.. Before each mission, you can choose your arsenal of graffiti, stickers and other. If don't want the game will change them for you, if you unlock them.

For easier way to find all spots to hit, you have Intuition. Sometimes they are not easy to see. With a press of a button all the places you can paint are marked with “X”.

The level design is awesome. The game is linear, it's not open world. Slums, factory for meat, bridge, warehouse and so on. All are greatly design, so you can climb where you need to go, to fight and to paint graffiti. Platforming is not a challenge. You just need to look around for a few seconds. Sometimes they are more wide open, other more linear. When you start a level your objectives will be shown. How you approach them, it's up to you to decide. But start with stealth. A lot of times levels a heavily guarded. There some that keep you on your toes, because of a time limit, other because of the design.
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