Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 92
    The definitive weapon-based fighter comes to the PSP and manages not to lose anything in the translation. [Issue#183, p.72]
  2. 91
    Broken Destiny's visuals are gorgeous on the PSP's screen, and matches effortlessly flow without any noticeable stutters or jarring problems.
  3. It's amazing this has been crammed on one UMD with little sacrifice. Essential. [Oct 2009, p.76]
  4. The premier weapon-wielding fighter jumps to the portable with nary a hitch. Oh, and you can kick pretty-boy Siegfried's ass as Kratos!
  5. Even with several flashy, promising new PSP titles on the way this gaming season, Broken Destiny should be near the top of your must-play list.
  6. Ultimately, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is a superb adaptation on an established and great franchise.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    This game looks great and plays great. However, there is a massive lack of single player. I did like the new character Dampierre adn Kratos was pretty good. Character customization was fun and the soundtrack is still awesome. Unfortunately, no arcade mode hurts the game Full Review »
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    The gameplay itself is fine but with little to do it will feel like so much more could have been added maybe even a short story mode which SoulCalibur usually prides itself on. It feels as if the game need some TLC which it didnt receive and therefore you are left with what feels like anothing more than a training mode to its console counter part. Full Review »
  3. Apr 12, 2012
    Have spent 2 hours only mastering the fighting system in tutorials. Got bored.