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...
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Very Positive (524 reviews) - 90% of the 524 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

    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Wired Xbox 360 Controller Strongly Recommended
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Very Positive (524 reviews)
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Lopper 🐮🔪
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 16
Pretty cool game, get to tag everywhere and stuff, story takes around 9-10 hours to beat if you skip all the side stuff so it's pretty long but it's a bit of a buggy pc port, lot of graphical issues and it wasn't designed to run at 1080p so it looks a bit messy and the cutscenes are in 480p but it isn't too bad. There are some annoying missions that have difficult parts but nothing that a few tries won't solve. There are a few times where you have no idea where to go cause sometimes it isn't really pointed out which is frustrating. The keyboard controls aren't great but they are manageable, only real problem is when trying to walk across beams the controls are all messed up so that can be annoying. Aside from that there aren't too many problems and I'd say give it a try if you're into action/stealth games with tagging, gangs and rap music (It does have some dope tracks my negga) 7/10
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Sam
18.3 hrs
Posted: June 24
You're able to throw guys into traffic and use a can of spray as a flamethrow while listening to Mobb Deep.
10/10
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ASPAPI
1.0 hrs
Posted: June 23
I used to play this game when i was younger, and i used to love it.
So when i saw this game on steam i was really happy, and i bought it.
Turns out that when i start the game and start the first mission the character are all invisible, i cant play like this.
And i know you guys are not going to fix this, because it's an old game.
THIS IS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T.
And i cant refund, because i bought this game about 4 weaks ago.
♥♥♥♥, i really wanted this ♥♥♥♥.
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Груша
18.0 hrs
Posted: May 19
Old school game, Good story, nice gameplay, Yes maybe controls are little bit ♥♥♥♥ed up, but thats not big issue
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Pixel
1.2 hrs
Posted: May 16
This Game Is So Cool I Want To Come Getting Up 2
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8 Bit IS Dead
4.5 hrs
Posted: May 15
Marc Eckō's Getting Up is a game which was released on the ps2 in 2006 and re released in 2012 after the atari buyout and by god does this game stand the test of time as it still kicks ♥♥♥ today as in a nutshell this is a beatem up with grafiti which infuses together to form Marc Eckō's Getting Up which yes it is buggy but you should forget about the issues and just enjoy a Bloody Good Game
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CassioStar
0.8 hrs
Posted: May 15
One of the best games ever released on PS2; the last generation from that console era gave us some real diamonds (GTA:SA, God of War 2, Final Fantasy XII, Splinter Cell:Chaos Theory & Double Agent, etc). Has more depth, inventive gameplay, and a better soundtrack than most games of the modern era.

Port is awkward; mouse sensitivity is an issue if you don't own a variable speed mouse. A similar problem to the port of GTA: Vice City. But does support a 1080x1920 res. so it does well enough.

Maybe has nostalgia value only. It might be difficult for a newbie to overcome the awkward controls. But I plan on 100%ing this badboy again.

Let the Mobb Deep play.


"New radius used to be alive..."
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Parud
14.8 hrs
Posted: May 12
best game ever 11/10
imagine mark ecko remake this game
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Reptisquad
16.6 hrs
Posted: May 12
There's a community guide to help fix the bindings a little but the game is still unplayable with an xbox 360 or xbone controller. I had to use the key binding text and then use a logitech controller. Other than that, I am very happy about this port, it works out very well.
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mud
1.4 hrs
Posted: May 8
we need to know the extent of our sins if this is the punishment that awaits us
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Pretty cool game, get to tag everywhere and stuff, story takes around 9-10 hours to beat if you skip all the side stuff so it's pretty long but it's a bit of a buggy pc port, lot of graphical issues and it wasn't designed to run at 1080p so it looks a bit messy and the cutscenes are in 480p but it isn't too bad. There are some annoying missions that have difficult parts but nothing that a few tries won't solve. There are a few times where you have no idea where to go cause sometimes it isn't really pointed out which is frustrating. The keyboard controls aren't great but they are manageable, only real problem is when trying to walk across beams the controls are all messed up so that can be annoying. Aside from that there aren't too many problems and I'd say give it a try if you're into action/stealth games with tagging, gangs and rap music (It does have some dope tracks my negga) 7/10
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339 of 384 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 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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181 of 207 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 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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84 of 92 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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359 of 542 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 11, 2013
Best graffiti game ever?
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
232.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
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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74 of 104 people (71%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
♥♥♥♥ the police coming straight from the underground
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71 of 101 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
One of greatest PS2 games. Nuff said.
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
This game is nice 9/10. they should remastered this
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