• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 71 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    100
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita has a compelling story and is a joy to play through. Its ability to successfully integrate so many of the Vita's hardware functions makes gameplay both challenging and entertaining. Allowing players to contribute to its world by building their own levels is simply the cherry on the sundae.
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    100
    If you have a PlayStation Vita, and whether or not it's gathering dust right now, you owe yourself a copy of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. It's not only a great LittleBigPlanet game and a great Vita game, it's a great game, period.
  3. Oct 18, 2012
    95
    It might have taken them a few months but Sony has finally found a title to sell their new handheld system. LittleBigPlanet is more than just the best game available for the Vita, it is the best entry in the LBP series to date. It should be mandatory to have this game if you own a Vita!
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    95
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita isn't only one of the best LittleBigPlanet games ever, it's one of the best games to pick up for your Vita. It's got creativity, fun, and challenge – entertainment cornerstones that most people would argue make up a great video game.
  5. Sep 19, 2012
    95
    One of the best games on PlayStation Vita. It expands the possibilities of the previous episodes of the series and makes the most of the hardware. It's a great example of what PS Vita has to show, and proves that LittleBigPlanet won't stop growing. Unmissable if you're a LBP fan, and a game you should definitely try if you're not.
  6. 95
    This compelling, imaginative adventure is the best LittleBigPlanet yet and breaks new ground in a hybrid space of touch-and-button-based gaming that is only possible on PlayStation Vita.
  7. 95
    The best part? None of these will cost you an easily regrettable 99 cents. Users will crank out tons and tons of the games, further fulfilling the promise of LBP and the imagination.
  8. Oct 24, 2012
    94
    If this joyous and oh-so-touchable platformer can't save Vita, nothing can. [Dec 2012, p.84]
  9. Oct 8, 2012
    94
    The game's title doesn't lie, you get a big planet of gameplay packed into a little system.
  10. Sep 17, 2012
    94
    LittleBigPlanet is exactly the type of game that the Vita needs right now. It's equally playable in short bursts or marathon sessions, it uses the Vita's unique controls in ways that feel intuitive, and its creative tools and level sharing provide the potential for almost unlimited replayability.
  11. Oct 2, 2012
    93
    The eclectic level design makes the chore of unlocking a lot more colourful. [Issue#223, p.78]
  12. Sep 12, 2012
    93
    Being able to use my fingers to manage items onscreen in both story and creation environments is a significant upgrade in the playability of the title.
  13. Oct 2, 2012
    92
    While Media Molecule is no longer directly in charge, the trio of new developers took the LittleBigPlanet spirit and ran with it. You wouldn't even know it was made by a veritable conglomerate of companies. I'll be honest, they should all be commended for making what could be the best LBP yet.
  14. Sep 29, 2012
    92
    Simply, the best LBP on any format. [Nov 2012, p.104]
  15. Sep 26, 2012
    92
    This is definitely the best PS Vita game so far! The game makes full use of all the motion possibilities that are available. Furthermore, Sackboy proves to be more than just a pretty face. The game contains enough innovative content and is so a lot of fun to play.
  16. Sep 23, 2012
    92
    LBP for Vita is truly incredible, and arguably the definitive version of the experience.
  17. Sep 17, 2012
    92
    It can be a little tough to get used to and there are a few small hiccups here and there, but for the most part, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is among the elite portable experiences available. Get it.
  18. Sep 12, 2012
    92
    LittleBigPlanet is a perfect fit for PlayStation Vita. The new gadgets and the new materials expand all the possibilities already seen in LBP2, in what is probably the best game in the series.
  19. 91
    Overall, LittleBigPlanet for the PS Vita is simply a wonderful addition to the franchise as it utilizes all the hardware features of the Vita unlike any other game that I can think of making it hard to put down.
  20. Sep 14, 2012
    91
    This new portable version of LittleBigPlanet is one of the best reasons to get a Vita right now. Lengthy Fun.
  21. Maybe the biggest revolution is the Memorizer, a feature that allows you to store and save data in your home made levels. In short it means that you can potentially create your own RPGs, complete with statistics and items. [November 2012, p.78]
  22. 90
    Splendid and playful platformer you will switch on to play for just five minutes – only to find out that you've spent a couple of hours unable to quit. [Oct 2012]
  23. LittleBigPlanet Vita, like its console brethren, is a nice expression of the potential for the video game medium: It can be passively consumed, or it can be turned into a personal, interactive statement by the player. Either way, this is what good games are all about.
  24. Oct 25, 2012
    90
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is a craftsmanship that promotes the features of the hardware it uses, a selling point for the Vita and what it can do. Now if only more games were doing that on the system.
  25. The smaller screen makes precision work tricky, but touch controls make it quicker. [Dec 2012, p.84]
  26. Oct 17, 2012
    90
    Buy LittleBigPlanet and you won't have to nag about the lack of games for the Vita again. It's an ingenious platformer, a collection of arcade games and a huge app store in one. All these elements make a creative and artsy whole, and its beauty is astounding. Even if you don't like what's already there, you can just create what you would enjoy.
  27. Oct 14, 2012
    90
    The best game PS Vita has seen to date, the best LittleBigPlanet in every Sony platform and probably one of the best games in this generation of hardware.
  28. Oct 8, 2012
    90
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is a portable powerhouse – a truly astounding experience that matches the ambition of its console counterparts. Tarsier has meticulously re-laid the foundations originally plotted by series creators Media Molecule, and constructed a pocketable planet brimming with potential. It's now down to the game's imaginative player base to furnish that virtual landmass with ideas and ambitions of its own.
  29. Oct 3, 2012
    90
    The end result is a successful blend of traditional controls and new-wave touch gaming, a title that seamlessly mixes rival input schemes. LittleBigPlanet Vita makes good on the promise Sony made with the Vita when it was revealed.
  30. 90
    LittleBigPlanet is usually synonymous with quality, but still, this Vita version is a huge surprise.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 280 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 63
  2. Negative: 3 out of 63
  1. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    I have always believed that the vita has been one of the only consoles thats powerful enough to rival the current generation of consoles, and as such games on the vita wouldn't need to be scored as traditional 'portable' titles because the hardware is just as capable as consoles. So far, this hasn't been true, until now. Ive really enjoyed playing games like uncharted golden abyss, but if you compare that game to its ps3 counterparts, you can't help but be just a little disappointed with golden abyss. I've always thought the excuse 'Hey that reviewer gave that game a negative score! He should be reviewing this game in the context of the expectations set by other portable titles' shouldn't hold true for the vita, so THANK YOU little big planet vita for proving this. Not only is little big planet ps vita a great conversion of a console title, it actually improves on the existing formula by adding some seemingly minor changes that definitely benefit the game in big ways. Things like the saveinator that allow you to make games where the players can actually save their progress through your game is a little edition that brings huge possibilities with it, so not only can you make quick arcade like experiences now, but you could make a full fledges rpg game that takes 10 hours or more to complete! The new vita specific touch, tilt, and rear touch functionalities are surprisingly a lot of fun as well, and the ability to take a photo of anything and upload it to your level (Don't worry I haven't seen any penis filled levels yet) is a really fun edition. Oh yea, and unlike the psp lpb this game has online multiplayer, and it works really well, pretty much any level can be played with someone else, well, except for the levels that the creator has specifically made as a single player level. There are a couple of things that could make it better however; it would be nice if you could play miltiplayer with ad-hoc, and wouldn't it be cool if lbp ps vita was able to play the existing games available for the ps3 titles? But this game does way to much good to make those few things even matter. If you have been on the fence about the vita, YOU NEED TO BUY THIS GAME! I really hope an awesome community forms around ithis game, because it definatley deserves it. Its a wonderful game that honestly makes little big planet feel like it was designed with the vita specifically in mind. I'd write more praise for this game, but I need to get creating. In short, this is the reason you bought a vita. Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    This is best game in the LBP series and best Vita game so far. It has all the features from LBP, many new features using Vita capabilities. A some general improvements that are causing editor being even more comfortable. The campain (all new. Not a port) is kind of standart shorter platforming game with puzzle side levels. But the editor is the core of this game. It is fun to just play with it - everybody who likes games like Minecraft should go buy this game immediately. It has so much more possibilities... And in few days we can expect many new great levels online. There are already efw good ones. And the game is just one day online. It will be getting better and better. Full Review »
  3. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. LittleBigPlanet Vita is the best little planet till date. The game is perfect for the vita. It was like the game was made for the vita in the first place. The touch controls does not feel gimmicky but really well implemented in the game. This game deserves to bought by a lot of people. Furthermore, the storyline is the best of all the Littlebigplanet games. Superb:D Full Review »