Gamestyle writes: "It's been over two and a half years since the release of an official Formula One title. For fans of the sport that's a virtual lifetime of pain as new circuits, drivers and rules have come and gone. Can Sumo Digital breath new life into a license that deserves better?
The straightforward answer is a reserved yes, but while F1 2009 doesn't mark a return to the glory days of Bizarre Creation's Formula One incarnations, Sumo Digital have restored the emphasis on fun. A common trend nowadays is to pitch unique versions of games for the Nintendo Wii demographic; we've seen this in sporting releases such as FIFA and PES. This version of F1 2009 is unique to the Wii and Sony PSP and Gamestyle isn't surprised that the arcade flavour is evident throughout the experience."