Dinosaurs. In a city. Not since Jurassic Park 2 let us down so enormously has the prospect of urban dinos been so appealing. Dinosaur city has it all, from velociraptors to a gigantic T-Rex to a water… lizard thingy. It’s one of the more creative level ideas out there, pairing the fantastical with the mundane, and it absolutely works.
Star Wars: The Dark Side Reborn
Is there anything better than Star Wars? Well, I suppose there’s pizza, and strip clubs. While it’s unlikely you’ll find the latter in any LittleBigPlanet levels (though I haven’t checked) Star Wars is abundant, and is at its best here. Complete with an opening crawl, space battles and a faithfully recreated theme tune, Star Wars: The Dark Side Reborn is as close as you’ll get to a Star Wars platformer.
Little Dead Space
A fine example of the ability of the LittleBigPlanet toolset, Little Dead Space is one of the best LBP levels of all time. It’s a faithful recreation of the horror series, complete with the glum atmosphere and plentiful scares you’d expect.
Plants vs. Zombots
I’m sensing a pattern here. Aren’t all these levels just knock-offs of other franchise’s? You’d be sort of right if you thought that, but does that make any bad? Hell no. Plants vs. Zombots continues that trend too. It’s as though the original PVZ was lifted directly into LittleBigPlanet 2, and it even comes with theme music. All the features of Plants vs. Zombies, like collecting sun and deploying peashooters, are designed to perfection, and this is easy to play even if you’ve never touched the original.
Mini Golf (1-4 Players)
Is it any surprise that the best community level in a video game that allows you to create anything… is golf? Well, yes it is actually, but that doesn’t stop this one from being super fun. As the name implies, up to 4 sack-buddies can partake in all the ball-whacking antics, and it’s incredibly enjoyable with friends. Those close shots, those hole in one’s, it’s all here and it’s well-designed.
LittleBigPlanet is truly an astounding platform for creators, but that doesn’t mean those of us who simply want to play are left out. Far from it! We get to enjoy the fruits of the LBP community over and over again – and these 10 LittleBigPlanet levels are some tasty fruits indeed. If platforming is your thing, you may agree with our list of the best 3D platforming features – LittleBigPlanet has them in spades.