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"Hey! This is fan-tastic. Some top-notch gonk gaming company have made a Gorillaz game (gorillaz.com) that you can play for free online. It's all based on Plastic Beach, and it features me, 2D and my Cyborg Noodle! What's even better is that if you pay the £1.50 for the last part, you get our new single "Superfast Jellyfish", and that's got 'Super Furry' Gruff and the De La Soul boys on it! El Caminos, Boogiemen, ghostly pirate ships, underwater chases, mines, fat cops and gun battles all wrapped up in some snazzy new gaming technology and a great new Gorillaz track too... I mean, what more could you want? Come n' play with me and Gorillaz on Plastic Beach and see how far that gets you..."

- Murdoc Niccals

Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach (not to be mistaken with the self-titled Plastic Beach web game) was a multi-chapter 2D and 3D action and adventure game by Gorillaz, developed by Matmi and the Zombie Flesh Eaters, inspired by the band's third studio album Plastic Beach which takes place on Plastic Beach and revolves around the events from Phase Three: Escape To Plastic Beach.


The game as a whole consisted of three chapters; the first and second ones were released together as free-to-play web games on the Gorillaz.com website in February 2010, with both of them containing separate objectives and mechanics. Later, the third chapter was also released, but as a pay-to-play game instead, costing 1.50 euros. By purchasing the game on the band's website, you would also get an MP3 download of the single Superfast Jellyfish, featuring De La Soul and Gruff Rhys. You could, however, play the game for free if you had purchased the Experience Edition of the album Plastic Beach by validating the code from the Access Card that came with your copy of the album. A free-to-play demo version, running on the Unity Web Player, was also made available on the Gorillaz.com website.

On the 26th of July 2010, a mobile version of Chapter 3 was released on the App Store for iOS devices, with a price of 0.99 dollars, with the same content as the web version. It received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike.

The web game, as well as the Phase 3 Gorillaz.com website, were shut down in 2014, therefore becoming unplayable. As for the third chapter's mobile game, due to incompatibility issues with newer and modern devices, it is also currently unplayable for most users, though the IPA has been preserved over the years.

Chapter 1[]

Part 1[]

In Chapter 1, part 1, you are tasked with driving the Stylo car down a highway from a birdseye perspective while dodging obstacles, and your objective is to make it to the finish line before the timer runs out.

Part 2[]

In Chapter 1, part 2, you play as Cyborg Noodle in a first-person perspective, and your objective is to cause as much damage as possible to the police car tailing you to cause it to crash.

Part 3[]

In Chapter 1, part 3, you are tasked with driving the Stylo car down a highway from a birdseye perspective, dodging obstacles and avoiding Bruce Willis, driving the El Camino, from ramming you off the road, and your objective is to make it to the finish line before the timer runs out.

Chapter 2[]

In Chapter 2, you play as Murdoc. There, you are tasked with dragging your companions, 2-D & Cyborg Noodle, one at a time through underwater mazes and dodging obstacles, such as Superfast Jellyfishes, underwater mines and sharks, to find checkpoint bunkers before your oxygen runs out. Oxygen pockets could be found throughout these mazes but were scarce. You would swim through a total of 3 arenas until making your way into the final checkpoint, the Stylo Shark Submarine.

Chapter 3[]

Escape to Plastic Beach is a 3D action game in which Murdoc floats and fights above Plastic Beach HQ on his Doom Glider to foil 2D's repeated escape attempts whilst battling ghost pirate ships, and a mix of other hazards and obstacles. Designed especially for the tilt controls of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and featuring eight exciting levels of gun-toting, gliding actions in full 3D, designs from Jamie Hewlett, and music and voice-overs from the band themselves, "Escape To Plastic Beach" is a must-have game app for any Gorillaz fan.

- Matmi

In Chapter 3, on both web and mobile versions, you control Murdoc in eight different levels as he flies around Plastic Beach (location) in his Doom Glider. The goal is to stop 2-D from escaping the island while avoiding various obstacles and battling ghost pirate ships.

In this chapter, the instrumental version of Rhinestone Eyes plays in the background of most levels.

Update History[]


  • Initial Release


  • Highscore update.
  • Reduced memory usage.

Chapter 3 Demo Version[]

It was featured on the trailers for the web game by Matmi.


Chapters 1 & 2[]

Chapter 3[]

Web Version[]

Mobile Version[]

Update History[]


Web Game[]

Mobile Game[]