IGN states: "While Americans seem to generally prefer NASCAR as their preferred racing league, folks around the rest of the world tend to flock to Formula One for its extremely technical racing. The sport has an extremely hardcore following, with its gaming fans accepting no less than perfection from titles based on the series. With its slick visuals, quick pacing and promises of racing bliss, Formula One Championship Edition hits the PlayStation 3 in an attempt to not only please Formula fans but all racing junkies around the world."
Despite it's impressive visuals and surprisingly realistic handling of the vehicles, what prevents the respective IGN reviewer from handing F1:CE a higher rating is the fact that it's too close to the real thing, requiring highly technical driving skills and featuring a daunting initiation during career mode. The overall recommendation is to try the demo out first on the Playstation Network.