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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 71 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
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  1. Sep 25, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  7. 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.
  8. Games Master UK
    Oct 24, 2012
    If this joyous and oh-so-touchable platformer can't save Vita, nothing can. [Dec 2012, p.84]
  9. Oct 8, 2012
    The game's title doesn't lie, you get a big planet of gameplay packed into a little system.
  10. Sep 17, 2012
    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. Play UK
    Oct 2, 2012
    The eclectic level design makes the chore of unlocking a lot more colourful. [Issue#223, p.78]
  12. Sep 12, 2012
    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
    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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Sep 29, 2012
    Simply, the best LBP on any format. [Nov 2012, p.104]
  15. Sep 26, 2012
    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
    LBP for Vita is truly incredible, and arguably the definitive version of the experience.
  17. Sep 17, 2012
    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
    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. Sep 21, 2012
    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
    This new portable version of LittleBigPlanet is one of the best reasons to get a Vita right now. Lengthy Fun.
  21. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Nov 12, 2012
    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. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 29, 2012
    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
    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. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 23, 2012
    The smaller screen makes precision work tricky, but touch controls make it quicker. [Dec 2012, p.84]
  26. Oct 17, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  31. Oct 1, 2012
    As a flagship title for the PS Vita this latest LittleBigPlanet works beautifully, and with its hugely enjoyable story campaign, creative tools and community features there is huge incentive to keep playing. Most significantly, the breadth and variety of experiences it delivers serves as a reminder that LittleBigPlanet so much more than a simple platformer - it is a platform all of its own.
  32. Sep 27, 2012
    Portable version of LittleBigPlanet is a very good game without any bigger flaws. PS Vita finally gets a game that showcases the console's abilities. LBP also demonstrates that mixing classical controls with touch panels makes sense, but it has to be done as an integral part of gameplay and not just a silly gimmick. LBP for PSV is a must buy for all owners of Sony's newest console and it should become an investment for months to come (thanks to creative fans of the series).
  33. Sep 25, 2012
    A real killer app for the Vita, with tons of cozy charm. The campaign is great and the game makes good use of the Vita's touch controls. There is a lot of user created material too, thanks to the great level editor.
  34. Sep 24, 2012
    It's a bit short and it doesn't look as good as its console counterpart, but other than that this is a great portable LBP game. You'll be making levels from the palm of your hand now... and you'll be surprised at how well it works.
  35. Sep 24, 2012
    It's the closest the Vita has to an 'essential release', a game that encourages its audience to build and create as if there was nothing to stop them while providing the perfect example of what that kind of mentality can produce.
  36. Sep 24, 2012
    Compared to the PlayStation 3 version, Little Big Planet is a far superior game thanks to the unique control system of the PS Vita. Graphically, it is almost identical to the PS3 version but thanks to the controls, creating your own Little Big Planet worlds is a considerable easier task. Add in sturdy gaming mechanics, loveable characters and the ability to share and download other peoples creations and Little Big Planet is a must have game for the PS Vita!
  37. Sep 19, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet on the Vita is a true sequel to LittleBigPlanet 2. The touch and tilt functionalities offer a new way to create levels and the option to make iOS-style minigames, give LittleBigPlanet an endless amount of levels and games. The fact that it's not possible to play one of the seven million LittleBigPlanet levels made for PS3 is a bit of a bummer.
  38. Sep 14, 2012
    The beautiful artistic component and a well crafted gameplay structure make this portable episode of Little Big Planet a small masterpiece.
  39. Sep 14, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet Vita is in itself a reason to buy a PS Vita - it's that good! The only obstacle on the way to complete success is whether Sony has managed to sell enough systems to make it a super hit among gamers.
  40. Sep 13, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet Vita is a must own title for the platform. The series feels right at home on a handheld, and the new implementations made for this version are outstanding.
  41. Sep 13, 2012
    A flawless take on LittleBigPlanet on a system that looks especially well-suited for it. This version is faithful to the core of the LittleBigPlanet experience and manages to improve on other versions thanks to the great control system designed around Vita and novelties like the Memorizer that will add a new dimension to the creative work around this game.
  42. Sep 12, 2012
    It's just as solid as its console partners, it looks beautiful, and takes advantage of the Vita's controls in unique ways that don't negatively impact the core of the platforming gameplay. It serves as a wonderful reminder that you can never have enough Sackboy in your life.
  43. Sep 12, 2012
    The LittleBigPlanet saga has found its perfect match in PlayStation Vita. Mini-games, sharing options, co-op, touch controls and motion features make this game an absolute must for Media Molecule aficionados.
  44. Sep 12, 2012
    If you've been writing the series' Vita appearance off as a compromise or a contractual obligation, you're in for something of a treat. That 5 inch OLED screen is a chance to see Media Molecule's staggering achievement afresh, and to witness one of this generation's most intriguing engines of creativity at its most energetic and effective.
  45. Sep 12, 2012
    The definitive LittleBigPlanet game...Yes, the jumping is still floaty, the creation complicated and the load times a bit too long, but that doesn't stop LittleBigPlanet PS Vita from being an amazing experience.
  46. It's a slice of gleefully inventive oddness that's certainly sated our appetite for sackboy on handheld – and it's very nearly perfect.
  47. Sep 12, 2012
    Running through each level (even multiple times) is a charming, creative, and incredibly rewarding experience, regardless of whether it's to beat your friend's leaderboard score or if you're simply going after every collectible for that satisfying "pop" sound.
  48. Sep 12, 2012
    The best thing on the Vita to date, a perfect fit formed between the hardware and the franchise. But it doesn't just succeed on a conceptual level; it's polished, addictive, and precious. In every imaginable way, LittleBigPlanet Vita is a knockout.
  49. Sep 21, 2012
    Charming, diversified and incredibly versatile. Sackboy's Vita adventure adds small, but well working touchscreen improvements to the powerful editor/game.
  50. Sep 12, 2012
    While LittleBigPlanet has clearly settled into a comfortable groove, it's still one of the best pure platformers on the market. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is another stellar entry on Sackboy's impressive resume.
  51. Sep 25, 2012
    Despite a few wrinkles, LittleBigPlanet is a wonderful outlet for creativity and a great fit on the handheld. While the gameplay won't convert those who weren't already enamored with the series, its longtime admirers are guaranteed to burlap it up.
  52. Sep 18, 2012
    This is the game that your Vita has been waiting for. For months, the shiny handheld has been aching to show you what it's really capable of, and with the arrival of Little Big Planet PS Vita, it finally has an opportunity to do so.
  53. Sep 12, 2012
    A great first episode for the LittleBigPlanet franchise on PSVita: creating and sharing has never been this easy and fun, even if the platform sections aren't as polished as expected.
  54. Sep 12, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is the definitive LittleBigPlanet. The new interface options work splendidly, the extra toys are fun to play with, and the portable format simply works best for such a creative and laid-back venture. It's not as visually attractive as its bigger brothers, and it does little to move the series forward in any meaningful way, but it's by far the most earnest fun I've had with a LittleBigPlanet game to date.
  55. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 15, 2012
    This little platformer is by far one of the best Vita releases yet. The game uses the whole shebang of Vita's controls and the touch screen makes the level editor super easy to use. Unfortunately the levels made for PS3 are not compatible and the controls are still a tad too clunky for my taste. [Nov 2012]
  56. Oct 12, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is close to what the IP can do best. With touch controls that make building things more intuitive, the title appears to be less inflexible than the PS3 and PSP versions of the game, offering a gameplay experience that players will clearly enjoy, but in exchange for long hours of training.
  57. Sep 24, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita in many ways defines the series. The option to create on the move or jump in and out of user-generated mini-games sees the concept take on a new level of significance, and it makes few compromises along the way. Age-old complaints about the complex nature of content creation still apply, but so does every one of the plus points of the PS3 classics.
  58. Sep 21, 2012
    It plays just like the home versions of LittleBigPlanet, but that's ironically to its detriment. However, it's still a quality product in its own right.
  59. Sep 21, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet on the Vita has the same beautiful appearance, with a reworked interface using touch controls. Those integrate decisively well both when playing the solo campaign and creating levels. It may be a little short as a solo platformer, but apart from that, it's as good as ever, if not more.
  60. Sep 20, 2012
    In defiance of the expectation that this out-sourced handheld update would be a second rate knock-off, the game builds on the past, rather than merely riffing on it.
  61. Sep 20, 2012
    Sackboy still doesn't do his actual running and jumping in the same league as Mario or Rayman, then. But at the same time this is by far the best toolbox for gaming creativity this brand ever spawned. How much you will appreciate this package almost entirely depends on how much time you are planning to spend building, constructing and mucking about with this aspect of the game.
  62. Sep 18, 2012
    The best LittleBigPlanet has ever been, and although there are still problems with the platforming mechanics at least it's easy now to build around them.
  63. Sep 18, 2012
    This is the newest great arcade series' installment, and since it makes use of the new Sony handheld's capabilities and controls at full throttle, it belongs among the best PlayStation Vita titles. The game has only one major flaw: short story, through which you will rush in no time.
  64. 80
    Does everything you'd expect, and does it with some of the best level design the series has seen so far. Still, there aren't any of the major innovations that could have made this game something really special. Instead, it's "just" rock solid entertainment for your handheld.
  65. Sep 13, 2012
    Even though the controls still are a bit on the stale side, the PS Vita turns out to be the perfect match for Little Big Planet and has everything the Playstation 3, Dual Shock 3, Playstation Eye and Playstation Move offer in a tiny little package that even has some really nice extras. This is the best game in the series and the best game for PS Vita.
  66. Sep 13, 2012
    If you've never played LittleBigPlanet before, then this PS Vita version is the ideal introduction. In fact, it's the ideal introduction to games in general, as it will teach you the basics of how to make them, as well as providing you with a huge dollop of entertainment.
  67. Sep 12, 2012
    We're not saying that the story mode here is any worse (or better) than previous titles in the series – it's easily on par, but it's also rather stoic in its mechanics and a few more diversions would have elevated it beyond its PS3 contemporaries. But as a platform for your own imagination (and one generously compatible with much of LittleBigPlanet 2′s DLC) it's unmatched, and as limitless as you'd want it to be.
  68. Sep 12, 2012
    LittleBigPlanet Vita positively bursts with charm and cleverness. It's more refinement than revolution, but that also makes it the purest distillation of the concept's potential. Don't let franchise fatigue keep you from this latest incarnation; it's the best yet.
  69. Sep 12, 2012
    There's never enough of a challenge to match how complex the levels look, resulting in a joyous jaunt through some wondrous lands that never reaches the gameplay heights that always seem to lie tantalisingly around the corner.
  70. Sep 20, 2012
    Although one of the better Vita games out there, the touch screen gimmicks still get in the way sometimes of the franchise's core values.
  71. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 10, 2012
    Taking your hands off the traditional controls to manipulate a touchscreen wider than the Nullabor isn't fun. And yet a lot of puzzles in LBP, timed and otherwise, revolve around doing exactly that. You're forever tapping blue blocks to create solid ground, or you're dragging them to solve environmental puzzles. At best, it's disruptive to classic platforming, at worst it'll be the bane of any no-deaths run. [November 2012, p78]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 393 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 393
  1. Sep 19, 2012
    I have always believed that the vita has been one of the only consoles thats powerful enough to rival the current generation of consoles, andI 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
    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. AThis 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
    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 »