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LittleBigPlanet is a puzzle platformer where the player controls sackboys. It takes the characters on an adventure through levels with different themes and settings, trying to reach the end of each level alive. The platforming is based entirely on physics where the sackboys can push or pull items, or generally manipulate them with their movement or weight. In addition to running, jumping, pushing and pulling, it is also necessary to master grabbing dangling objects and swinging from them to get over some obstacles and traps.

The game can be played by up to four players simultaneously with some puzzles requiring more than one player to be solved. Levels consists of three planes: foreground, middle, and background, which can be traversed.

Next to the main game with about 50 levels, a large portion is devoted to creating user generated content. Players can design their own levels and devise custom rules. The objects used to build up the levels are largely based on the characteristics of real world materials emulated by the physics engine.

During the course of a level, stickers can be picked up for (mostly) decorative purposes or new items used to dress up the sackboys or for inclusion in the player's own levels. User created content can be shared via the PlayStation Network.


LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Some areas require two, three or four players to access!
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Lots of springy platforms which can be tricky to navigate
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Escape this spooky castle with the help of a skateboard
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Ride on these giraffe necks to reach higher areas

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Next Big Thing" -- Working title
  • "LBP" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Craft World" -- Working title
  • "リトルビッグプラネット" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Play, Create, Share Masa♥Yuki (3090) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Darkstation Oct 27, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Nexus Nov 10, 2008 A 100
Playstation Illustrated Nov, 2008 100 out of 100 100
DarkZero Nov 13, 2008 10 out of 10 100
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 13, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Worth Playing Nov 18, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN Australia Oct 13, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Shark Nov 05, 2008 A- 91
Co-Optimus Nov 02, 2008 4 out of 5 80 Oct 23, 2008 13 out of 20 65


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1001 Video Games

LittleBigPlanet appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Postponed release

The release of the game was postponed for a week because of some offensive content. A few days prior to the official release, a post on the PlayStation forums claimed that a song played on the first level of the third world (Swinging Safari by Malian musician Toumani Diabaté) contained a lyric taken from the Quran. Sony immediately recalled all copies of the game and replaced the offending track with an instrumental version, however, there are reports of some copies having been sold before the official release date. For the EU version, these copies can be identified by the Sony product code on the disc. In the modified release of the game the code ends on "#2", whereas the code on original, unmodified discs does not.


  • Deutscher Computerspielepreis
  • 2009 - Best International Game (together with Wii Fit)
  • GAME British Academy Video Games Awards
  • 2009 - Artistic achievement
  • GamePro Magazine
  • February 2009 - Game of the Year (2008)
  • February 2009 - PlayStation 3 Game of the Year (2008)
  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #5 Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PS3 Platformer of the Year
  • Information also contributed by sgtcook, erbaltan and PCGamer77.

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    robotriot (9069) added LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation 3) on Nov 09, 2008