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LittleBigPlanet (Series) Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 27/10/2008

Platforms: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Developer: @MediaMolecule


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.


LittleBigPlanet usually costs £10.99 to £15.99. 

Littlebigplanet 2

PS3 £10.99

Littlebigplanet 2 Demo

PS3 Free

Littlebigplanet 3

PS4 £15.99
PS3 £15.99

Littlebigplanet Karting

PS3 £10.99

Littlebigplanet PlayStation Vita

PS Vita £12.99


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

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge 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.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our LittleBigPlanet Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MediaMolecule) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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