LittleBigPlanet Karting’s single player campaign is perhaps the most comprehensive, with absolutely loads to do across a massive range of levels and minigames. Some of the tracks lack character and quite a lot look and feel like one another, especially within the same world, but there’s still a lot to get through here. It’s a progressive, rewarding single player too, one that doesn’t loop around or re-use the same courses repeatedly.
Unlike F1, whose campaign feels somewhat tired and stitched together, the player going over the same levels continuously throughout the extensive career mode. You can of course dip in and out of single races and time trials, but that’s the same with any of these three games.
Sonic’s career mode does a similar job, although the wider selection of courses negates the overwhelming feeling of repetition, and of course the fact that the tracks change as you race on them (or at least, some do) further pushes this one ahead of F1. It’s probably not quite as rewarding as LittleBigPlanet’s single player, despite better tracks, but it’s still a fun ride through the vaults of SEGA’s history.
Which one is best depends more on the individual, then. If you’re into creating and customising, it’s probably LBP for you, but if you want lots of rich character and lots of really good ready-made tracks, we’d probably suggest Sonic’s latest karting game instead.
Single player winner: Tie between LittleBigPlanet Karting and Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed.