Why You Should Still Be Playing LittleBigPlanet

When I first saw the front cover of LittleBigPlanet in 2009, I was genuinely confused about what this game was supposed to be. If you have never seen the game before, I’m sure you wouldn’t know either! 

For those not in the know, LittleBigPlanet is a platformer series mainly focused on user-generated content (UGC).  

The story begins with the development of the first third-party game on Steam in 2005, Rag Doll Kung Fu. The physics of this game would later inspire the tactile, physics-based platforming of their Craftworld prototype starring Mr. Yellowhead. 

A Brief History

LittleBigPlanet is a surprisingly physics-centric platformer. It’s a 2.5D title with several ‘layers.’ The player can move in and out of these layers to navigate the world.

Game Play

The first game’s main villain intends to steal everyone’s creations to become popular. In one of its first major DLC packs, the Metal Gear Solid kit’s story mode ends with villain Liquid’s level copying machine being destroyed. He cries out that he only did it so that the community would love him.


There is a lot of fun to be had when playing LittleBigPlanet with friends. The story mode offers some unique challenges that only multiple players can complete.


Custom and private servers are in the works for Little Big Planet PlayStation 3 and Vita right now.

Custom Servers