LittleBigPlanet (Series)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Released: October 2008. Added to this library 2 weeks ago.

Overview

Little Big Planet is a series of games staring the Sackboy character. They offer a multiplayer running and jumping adventure, but also enable to player to substantially edit their character and eventually make their own levels.

This creative play starts simply and is accessible to any age, but then can be made more complex and powerful so that full games can be created by dragging, dropping, connecting and shaping elements with the PlayStation controller. The levels the player creates can then be shared with the community.

It's a great way to start understanding how video games are made, even if all you do is create a rocket charged skateboard. But like the more recent incarnation, Dreams it's a powerful tool in its own right that has led to many players getting work in the games industry.

 
This game is good if you want to learn something playing a properly great game, make video games or connect and challenge friends.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Time to learn and use the creation tools is considerably longer and may need a parent to help younger players.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 7+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more.


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It can seem like making a video-games is only possible with a degree and lots of complicated equipment. The games on this list let you design and share your own levels just using your controller and tools like Scratch.

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