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[PlayStation 5] Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Review

[PlayStation 5] Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Review

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees from Broken Rules gives us a gorgeous 2D platformer dealing with a serious issue. Learn more in our Gibbon: Beyond the Trees review!

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees from Broken Rules gives us a gorgeous 2D platformer dealing with a serious issue. Summer is in full swing. The temperature keeps rising and rising, and global warming is certainly a thing. It’s now time to take a look at an interesting game on PlayStation. The game has you playing as a Gibbon, which is a monkey. You and your family of other Gibbons will swing and jump from tree to tree as you go through various locations. Some will include areas with human inhabitants, with the overall message being conveyed that forests are being reduced to create more housing for humanity at the expense of the Gibbons and other animals, which is not good.

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Controls are pretty simple, and the tutorial teaches you everything you need to know so that you can move from branch to branch. Timing is of the essence since your swings and jumps need to be just right in order for you to gracefully move through each area without falling down. The good news is that if you do end up making a mistake, there’s a chance for you to fix things and get back to the top. As you swing and jump your way from branch to branch – or while swinging from buildings and other contraptions – you will sometimes be able to get boosts from other Gibbon.


As you progress through the game’s story chapters, things take a dark turn as forests are destroyed, leaving the poor creatures without a home. It’s very sad, and unfortunately, many of us are aware of what is happening to their habitats, and a lot of it is down to money. There’s a lot of money to be made in destroying our forests, so greedy people will do it at the expense of destroying the habitat of beautiful creatures, sometimes killing them in the process!

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The game is a short experience but a very powerful one. It’s an excellent way of getting the studio’s environmental message across since there are millions of gamers out there with a PlayStation 5 console to take this one for a spin. It’s a game that should certainly be made available at schools to teach students about the impact that greedy practices can have on entire ecosystems if we don’t pay attention to what is going on. We need to act now while it is still possible to save our forests, gorges, beautiful countryside, and waterfalls before they’re completely destroyed.


There are several trophies for you to unlock during your time with Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, which means it also has a Platinum trophy that you can add to your collection. And since Broken Rules released this one as a Cross-Buy title, those of you that have a PlayStation 5 console will get to download the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game at no extra cost. The list has 12 Bronze trophies, 8 Silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies. There are several trophies that will unlock as you complete the main story, but a big chunk of them will pop during the additional mode that you unlock after beating the main story as you free the many animals that have been trapped.

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Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is a beautiful game with beautiful graphics and wildlife sounds that really feel authentic. The developers have really done their research, and I was pretty impressed with the game I got to experience. Their message is very clear, and this game can be used to connect with gamers across the globe so that they can learn of the consequences of the greedy companies that are devastating the habitats of animals across the world. I’m not sure if the game will make players feel moved enough to donate to conservation charities, but hopefully, some of you out there do. It’s a brilliant way to show us how endangered animals really are, and it’s a journey that should definitely be played by the children of today for the protection of the environment of the future. Get ’em young! Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $14.99 purchase will allow you to download the PS4 and PS4 versions of the game.

This Gibbon: Beyond the Trees review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Broken Rules.

Review Overview

A gorgeous 2D platformer dealing with a serious issue