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LittleBigPlanet 3 (2008) is part of a series of action platform games starring the Sackboy character. They offer a multiplayer running and jumping adventure but also enable players 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked LittleBigPlanet 3 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Collecting, Creative and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Online co-op multiplayer on LittleBigPlanet 3 on PlayStation 4 only. Local cooperative play on LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet 3 on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. But no cooperative play on the PlayStation Vita version.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. The time to learn and use the creation tools is considerably longer and may need a parent to help younger players.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Violence.
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.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Tobacco Reference.

Account Rating

  • You need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


LittleBigPlanet 3

PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/10/2008

Out Now: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Platform (Collecting, Creative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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