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 (221 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
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
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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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Graffiti culture par excellence!
This is what Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure really contains. Under the supervision of Marc Eckō, creator of the worldwide known brand Eckō, was this masterpiece of graffiti history designed. Underlined by the beats of hiphop culture and smooth classics you are painting the streets and buildings of the city "New Radius" with your character Trane who lives for graffiti.
You start with your blackbook which let you use different kinds of art like murals, roll-ups, wildstyles or freeforms like sticker, marker, poster. You try to fight yourself to a legend in graffiti. On your way to the top the story let you fight against the rival crew VanR and tells the you who inspired the graffiti culture (focused on New York).
Some product placements like Nokia or Montana(cans) are not disturbing.
You like graffiti and you like to colorize the city with your awesome blackbook designs, learn something about graffiti history and to beat some rivals by fighting?
You gonna love this unique game like I do.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Moje česká recenze: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/12/marc-eckos-getting-up-contents-under-pressure/

This game. I thought it's just mostly about vandalizing and fighting some gangbangers, but it goes far behind that. The controls are complicated, especially on controller and the game simply hates moving the camera. But the story will blow your mind. If you are a rebel in you heart, like myself, you're gonna love it. Corrupted goverment opressing the people of New Radius and you're here to prove that somebody is still free. The story gets even more personal as you learn about a member of your family being mixed in the politics, there will be even more motivation to put the mayor down. I like grafitti, some of them are truly an art. And it's still better to be tagging in this game than in your city. I gotta mention its awesome soundtrack, you'll be singing some of the songs a week later after finishing it. Let me warn you a little people, this is one of the old games that has checkpoints very far away from each other and jumping over buildings can't get by without an occassional fall, so prepare for a little bit of frustration and repettion. It really is worth it though. 8.5/10

All I know is what I feel
Deceive my eyes and distort what's real
Only truth will set you free
I'd rather die on my feet than to live on my knees
Pharoahe Monch - Book of Judges (Marc Eckō's OST)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
The grafitti art is great, there are grafitti legends, the music is awesome, the levels are interesting & different, there are collectible upgrades, the characters are interesting and different from one another, the fighting is good, the platforming also, the camera at times is a pain in the ♥♥♥, the story is progressive & intense at parts, it gets progressively difficult. Final verdict 9/10, deserves to be re-released in HD, with a better engine & a potential sequel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
One of my favorite games from the PS2! So glad I found it on Steam!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Getting Up: One of the best games I've ever played. The game, basiclly, is a revolution game. its giving you so much things to think about. I also think that its the best game for Graffiti lovers. the battle parts on the game are also pretty cool, I have to admit, thanx to the game giving you a few ways to act while in combat, Gives you even more the feeling of a revolution game. The whole Graffiti thing is also one of the coolest ideas I ever heard for a PC video game, I actually have grown up with this game during the years and that is actuall one of the reason why I like art so much, especially Graffiti art. this game is the best. Highly recommended to everyone <3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
YES FOUND IT , I LOVE THIS BANNED GAME
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Great game, the controls are a bit weird I still cant figure out how to sneak without holding the shift key with my pinky and moving with my controller but that should be fixed if you get the 360 controller mod. This game is a must have if you're into graffiti or hip-hop at all, the music is great especially if you like Jet Set Radio but its not as fast paced. There are some missions that focus on stealth but most of the time I get lazy and just beat up everyone so I don't have to sneak. Graphics are a bit dated since it is a PS2 port but they're not that bad at all.

Fun story, fun gameplay, great music, and amazing graffiti art. Definitely recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Remember playing this game back in the day on ps2 , saw it was on steam and had to pick it up even got it on sale. Highly Recomend it. Good soundtrack, good gameplay and great art and story imo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
One of the best games I ever played as a kid on the classic xbox. I have so many hours in this game but I swear it never gets old. This game is like no other game, if you want a graffiti game this is what you would want to buy. Everything from fighting cops to looking through your blackbook for which pieces you want to bring to the next level. I have to say though, this game might not be your cup of tea if you are not into the graffiti culture. You have to respect graffiti to see the beauty in this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
This is one of my favorite games through my childhood, i loved everything about it. If you're into Graffiti and/or Parkour, i would highly recommend this game for you. It was a great experience playing this, i still got it on CD somewhere. The graphics are amazing for an game that are released at 2005. First time i saw the game, i wanted it so much i tried to buy it myself (I was waay too young). Worth every cent!

"Graffiti was chosen as the main crime to commit in Marc Ecko's Getting Up after test audiences responded poorly to a game based on not paying parking tickets."
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Best !
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324 of 368 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
Great game, awesome soundtrack.
Now with widescreen and gamepad support
Buy it, do not look at metascore, highly underrated game :)

I dont like hip-hop/rap at all, and I am neutral to graffiti/parkour culture. But game perfectly express and show the atmosphere of these subcultures with awesome soundtrack, voice acting and cut-scenes. Yes, the game tecnically not so good ( "torn" animation, ugly models and flickering textures and etc), but unique style of this game overcomes most of disadvantages. I think this game deserves at least 8/10
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173 of 199 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
An amazing game, a rare treat on steam, if you are into graffiti art this game is for you. This game has some graffiti artists such as COPE2, OBEY, FUTURA, SEEN, T-KID, and SMITH (they play as themselves) and many more artist that are featured. This game also has a great cast such as Talib Kweli, Adam West, Brittany Murphy (R.I.P), Charlie Murphy, Geogre Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Rosario Dawson, The RZA, Sean "Diddy" Combs, MC Serch, and Andy ♥♥♥♥. Original music by The RZA and RJD2. Gameplay is dated. The story fits with the game and does not feel like a waste of good talent. The graphics do not look bad ps2 quality. The music and the art is true to the graffiti lifestyle. This game is fun and may even inspire some to make art as it did for me. This game works best with a Xbox controller and is working fine on windows 8.1. Thanks to publisher Devolver Digital for bringing this game back.
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014
I played Getting Up long time ago, but I remembered that there was not a game like this one. It is quite unique mixture of platforming/climbing + fighting the enemies using your combos and weapons + graffiti + some stealth actions.

Pluses:
+ very interesting story. You play as Trane who wants to become famous, to get up, but later you get into political intrigues and scandals and become a rebel!
+ Graffiti! There are lots of styles to choose from.
+ Atmosphere of anti-utopian city. There are guards and patrols who will shoot or try to apprehend you as soon as they spot you.
+ Music! It is one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard. Songs vary from hip-hop to hard rock!
+ CGI cutscenes. There aren't many of them, but they are very well done.
+ Voice actors. Rosario Dawson, Giovanni Ribisi, Brittany Murphy and many other famous people gave their voices to different characters.

Minuses:
- Not very comfortable controls. Your character sometimes just doesn't want to do what you want him to do. And yes, use gamepad. It's just better.
- Stealth. I love stealth games such as Splinter Cell and Deus Ex, but here it is just poorly executed. It is not obligatory, but you won't survive otherwise.

All in all, solid 9 out of 10! Try it.
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348 of 520 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Best graffiti game ever?
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45 of 64 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
I like graffiti, and this is simply the best graffiti game there is (even if it's the only).
Graphics may feel a bit dated but the gameplay is fine. :)
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2014
PART 2 PLEEEEEASSSEEEE!!!!!!
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