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Sackboy: A Big Adventure (2020) is a running and jumping game. It's a spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series and follows Sackboy and three friends as they explore, collect and battle their way through a fantasy world. It stands out for the simple exuberant running and jumping challenges you can take on with four players working together.

It offers a fully explorable three-dimensional world. As you progress you follow a story of the dastardly Vex kidnapping Sackboy’s friends. You set off on a whirlwind caper through snowy mountains, dense jungles, dank underwater realms and even dark space colonies.

It's a fun game to play with the family not only because of the four-player mode but also because of the Pixar-like story it tells. On PlayStation 5 it's fast loading and supports the new DualSense controllers' haptic feedback.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Sackboy: A Big Adventure 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Collecting, Puzzle and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Online multiplayer and support of saves from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 to be added in the future. You need 4 DualSense controllers to play with four players on PlayStation 5.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. Violence is always directed at fantasy characters. Violence is cartoon-like in nature, as are reactions to it. For example, enemies disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated and the player’s character falls down and floats up like a ghost when defeated. The colourful visual style makes any violence less disturbing. The game also features some boss fights, most of which pit the player against huge monster-like creatures. These boss monsters can be somewhat frightening, most notably the game’s antagonist, Vex, a giant jester-like doll with huge glowing eyes. The design could scare young children.
 
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. ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Cartoon Violence and Mild Lyrics. Players traverse platform environments, collect various items (e.g., bubbles), and battle whimsical enemies (e.g., fabric bulls). Players can defeat enemies by jumping on their heads, smacking them, or pulling their tails; enemies sometimes get stunned with “dizzy stars,” or disappear in a cloud of confetti and smoke. One song contains the word “damn.”

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple controls and multiplayer nature of this game make it an ideal early platforming challenge. Older players can help youngsters progress, but they will still feel like they are participating meaningfully.

Account Rating

  • 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 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Sackboy: A Big Adventure usually costs £10 to £69.99.
 

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

PlayStation Store PS5 £59.99 Free

PS Plus Essential

PlayStation Store PS4 £59.99 Free

PS Plus Essential

Steam Store PC £49.99

Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade

PlayStation Store PS5 £10
PlayStation Store PS4 £10

Sackboy: A Big Adventure Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £69.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £69.99
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 or PlayStation 5.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/11/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Collecting, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 30 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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