• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2011
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 86 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    91
    LBP2 has the tools to be fantastic; time will tell us whether it lives up to its potential.
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    96
    Getting every awesome element of the first iteration of the LittleBigPlanet series, Media Molecule achieves what seemed to be really difficult: To improve its precursor.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    94
    Though you can power through the game's platforming levels in a day or two, getting 100% of all the goodies will take some time, and the endless community offerings should keep you busy for months to come.
  4. 94
    A smarter, more fun and accessible LittleBigPlanet that does everything better.
  5. Feb 19, 2011
    90
    The appeal doesn't come in the form of the game's sheer accessibility or variety, as attractive as they are, but instead the breadth of content available. Media Molecule saw fit to carry over the vast majority of user generated content from the first Little Big Planet, a decision that extends Little Big Planet 2's replayability beyond that of any other title from day one. With so much bang for your buck, why wait?
  6. Jan 5, 2011
    90
    All the pieces merge into one big picture, though it's not everyone's piece of cake to fiddle around with the quite complex editor.
  7. Feb 1, 2011
    100
    The level of polish that has been applied to LittleBigPlanet 2 is as apparent as we've come expect from the series, with no stone left unturned in upgrading each facet of the game's design.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    90
    Little Big Planet 2 is a very accessible game as it can be played in small bursts and does not require a whole lot of skill or commitment. Although its campaign is rather short (one that you could probably finish in one sitting), the fact that you can make your own levels and play levels/games that others in the community have created gives it endless replay value.
  9. Dec 12, 2011
    85
    If you build it, they will come. The only limiting factor in creating new games here is your own mind. Dive into the chaotic beauty of LittleBigPlanet 2.
  10. Jan 27, 2011
    90
    For any platformer fan, or fan of the previous game, LittleBigPlanet 2 is a game worth checking out.
  11. Feb 23, 2011
    90
    Whilst LittleBigPlanet 2 doesn't quite ascend to such heights, that fact does not make the game any less brilliant.
  12. Jan 10, 2011
    75
    The flaws of the first game are preserved and plain to see, and now that the freshness of the previous title is lacking, the problems are that much more glaring.
  13. Jan 16, 2011
    92
    Out of the box LittleBigPlanet 2 is undoubtedly a great game; it's up to the community to make it an exceptional one.
  14. Jan 5, 2011
    90
    It provides a revolution, but only inside its own idiosyncratic attitude and aesthetic. Sackboy remains Sackboy, and he won't convert those who didn't like the way he behaved in LBP. And for all the fascinating flexibility of its toolset, clearly this is still a framework: you can stamp a creation with your own style, but the overall vibe will ultimately be Media Molecule's. For those who are happy to embrace it, though, LBP2 represents a dazzling new opportunity for creating deep, diverse and ingenious play.
  15. Jan 4, 2011
    90
    Strip away the relentless good looks and the generous open-source playpen, and the bare, underlying platformer's shortcomings may hold it back from classic status. But as a package, as a concept, as an unfinished story, LittleBigPlanet 2 is a world apart.
  16. Jan 6, 2011
    100
    Little Big Planet 2 is the perfect platform for future game designers. Media Molecule have done a great job with this incredible editor, creating a superior gaming tool for dummies. If you're planning to buy this game looking for a platform game, skip it and try something else. LBP2 is not a simple videogame, but the perfect editing tool for videogames lovers.
  17. Jan 10, 2011
    90
    If you liked the first or were amused to see the little ones having fun with a product as intuitive as possible, so you have here something even more challenging.
  18. Jan 4, 2011
    90
    If you're looking for a platform game LBP2 is a great one, although not as good as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns or even Super Meat Boy. But if you're looking for an extremely powerful set of tools to unleash your creativity, LittleBigPlanet 2 has no rival.
  19. Feb 23, 2011
    80
    LittleBigPlanet 2 is an improvement over most things in the excellent first game, but it's not as breathtakingly revolutionary as its predecessor. All game clones that other people are creating always seem to be slighlty worse than their originals, but Media Molecule should be applauded for putting these tools in the players hands.
  20. Jan 10, 2011
    90
    Little Big Planet 2 is an incredible sequel. New features expand the gameplay experience and tease the player's creativity.
  21. Feb 4, 2011
    94
    From all its frustrating jumps to news ways to create, LittleBigPlanet 2 is one of the must-have purchases for the PS3.
  22. Feb 11, 2011
    98
    There is already a steady stream of additional first party content and costumes being released, and thousands of user-created levels ready for gamers' consumption. Add that to the 2.5 million levels from the original LittleBigPlanet, that import seamlessly into LittleBigPlanet 2, and it all adds up to an infinite amount of gameplay that further emphasizes Sony's plan to make LittleBigPlanet a sustainable franchise.
  23. Jan 4, 2011
    95
    The original LittleBigPlanet was impressive, but LittleBigPlanet 2 cements Media Molecule's position as masters of facilitating user-created content.
  24. Feb 9, 2011
    95
    If you enjoyed the original LittleBigPlanet, you're going to love LittleBigPlanet 2. Everything's either been polished or seen substantial improvement in the form of easier navigation or welcome additions.
  25. Jan 10, 2011
    83
    LBP2 is just about the toughest game I've ever had to score. You'll only get as much out of it as you're willing to put in.
  26. Jan 19, 2011
    100
    If the Sandbox idea exists in many games, LittleBigPlanet 2 goes far beyond, almost inventing a new genre we could call "toybox". The user can become a true game designer, and draw inspiration from the really nice Story mode and the multiplayer mini-games, all the way up to designing the proverbial cherry on the cake.
  27. Feb 7, 2011
    96
    In all honesty, provided you don't need the Call of Dutys and Killzones of the world, you could pick up a PS3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 and not have to buy another game. Yes, it's that good.
  28. Jan 24, 2011
    70
    Its depth can be terribly intimidating.
  29. Jan 26, 2011
    85
    At its heart, LittleBigPlanet 2 is a suite of development tools wrapped up in a user-friendly, child-like aesthetic of yarn and cardboard.
  30. Jan 4, 2011
    100
    Whether you're looking for a solo diversion or online camaraderie, personal expression, or community inclusion, there's just no good reason whatsoever not to dive in and explore the many wild worlds of LittleBigPlanet 2.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 588 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 134
  1. Jan 20, 2011
    5
    A solid if derivative platformer with a beautiful aesthetic, and a great editor: not a huge leapo from its predecessor, it will be interestingA solid if derivative platformer with a beautiful aesthetic, and a great editor: not a huge leapo from its predecessor, it will be interesting to see if this one can keep a large community over a long period. And more importantly, will the tools allow people to create anything actually worth playing? A few people making half-baked versions of better games for consumption via Youtube is not a revolution. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    The first Little Big Planet was my maiden voyage into the PS3, and I've stuck with it ever since. Very rarely is a game's sequel not only aThe first Little Big Planet was my maiden voyage into the PS3, and I've stuck with it ever since. Very rarely is a game's sequel not only a great improvement, but also a carrier of amazing additions that make it feel like a fresh new game. I can hardly contain my fanboy madness at the new gadgets, tools, tweaks and CONTROLLER MAPPING!! The ability to create games that are no longer stuck on the platformer genre, but open the world to everything from RPG's to FPS's. This game redefines the custom builder mechanism that is slowly becoming more popular. A king of creation, Little Big Planet 2 is truly limited to your capacity for creativity!! Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2014
    9
    This is what you expect from a sequel to one of the most creative and alluring platformers of all-time. Gameplay has improved slightly withThis is what you expect from a sequel to one of the most creative and alluring platformers of all-time. Gameplay has improved slightly with the addition of new items to use, and the graphics are a bit sharper. Where it really excels, though, is in its array of new editor tools. There are more creative levels to play than the first LittleBigPlanet, and by a large margin. Full Review »