Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Fighting in Getting Uplooks a whole hell of a lot like Rockstar's The Warriors,right down to the slow-motion wind-up when beer bottle meets head. Like Warriors, the action segmentsrevolve around brawling with multiple opponents, and any items lying around can be used as weapons. Trane can also deal damage with his painting tools (which for some reason include a long-handled roller) and has a broad array of flashy combo moves at his disposal.As long as the controls are tight, the variety should keep brawler fans happy. And if brawling won't work, then there's always sneaking and stealth kills. Only one thing about the game is for sure: this one's sure to piss off parent groups almost as much as the art it imitates.

Mikel Reparaz
After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.