Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment), the not-for-profit trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry has been running a poll to decide which game from the past thirty years – essentially since the dawn of video games – is the best, and Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet has triumphed.
The games were paired up and set against each other over a series of rounds with Tomb Raider facing off against UFO: Enemy Unknown, Sensible Soccer pitted against Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, and Manic Miner battling Sniper Elite. Manic Miner won, by the way.
The semi finals found LittleBigPlanet clashing with Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars and Wipeout trying to defeat Monument Valley, a 50% chance of a PlayStation exclusive being the final. This resulted in the last pairing of LittleBigPlanet vs. Monument Valley and Sackboy thrashed the competition scoring 79% of all the votes.
If you’re wondering where Grand Theft Auto V ended up, it was knocked out during first battle of the competition where it faced off against… LittleBigPlanet!
“Over 10,000 of your votes were placed throughout the tournament and we can now say that @mediamolecule’s LittleBigPlanet has officially been crowned champion!” tweeted UKIE, “Seeing off the likes of Grand Theft Auto V, Tomb Raider, Batman and Broken Sword this game has clearly touched many!”
Congratulations to Media Molecule!