SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (2009)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny: A PSP Exclusive with Console Quality Combat

Released in 2009, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny is a fighting game exclusive to the PlayStation Portable (PSP). Despite being a portable game, Broken Destiny features console-quality combat, a huge roster of characters, and an all-new single-player mode.


Broken Destiny features the same core gameplay as other SoulCalibur games. Players control one of a variety of characters and fight against each other using a combination of melee attacks, special moves, and throws. The game’s combat system is deep and rewarding, with a wide variety of moves to master.

One of the new features in Broken Destiny is the Critical Finish system. Critical Finishes are powerful attacks that can be performed after building up enough meter. These attacks can deal massive damage and can even end a match early.

Another new feature is the Soul Crush system. Soul Crushes are special moves that can be performed after breaking an opponent’s guard. Soul Crushes deal significant damage and can also stun the opponent, leaving them open for a follow-up attack.


Broken Destiny features a huge roster of characters, including many returning favorites from previous SoulCalibur games. Some of the most popular characters include Mitsurugi, Taki, Nightmare, and Ivy.

In addition to the returning characters, Broken Destiny also introduces several new characters. These new characters include Dampierre, a vampire hunter; Hilde, a Valkyrie; and Kilik, a monk who wields a staff.

Single-Player Mode

Broken Destiny features an all-new single-player mode called “Destiny Mode.” In Destiny Mode, players create their own custom character and fight their way through a series of battles. As they progress, they will learn new skills and abilities, and they will also unlock new weapons and armor.

Destiny Mode is a great way to learn the basics of SoulCalibur’s combat system. It is also a lot of fun, and it can be very rewarding to create your own custom character and see them grow and develop.


Broken Destiny supports both local and online multiplayer. In local multiplayer, players can battle against each other using the PSP’s ad hoc networking feature. In online multiplayer, players can battle against other players from around the world.

The online multiplayer in Broken Destiny is very good. The netcode is solid, and there is a large community of players online. This makes it easy to find matches, and it also ensures that there is always someone to challenge.

Graphics and Sound

Broken Destiny’s graphics are very good for a PSP game. The characters are well-modeled and animated, and the environments are detailed and atmospheric. The game’s sound is also very good, with excellent voice acting and a catchy soundtrack.


SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny is a fantastic fighting game for the PSP. It features console-quality combat, a huge roster of characters, and an all-new single-player mode. Whether you’re a fan of SoulCalibur games or just looking for a great fighting game to play on the go, Broken Destiny is definitely worth checking out.

Score: 8.5/10

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