Rob, it you ever get to compare the two, you will brace yourself for a surprise. Gotham Racing 1 has a sort of digital feel, with shadows and the like that feel artificial. Gotham Racing 2, now, that has a layer of graphics and execution that is absolutely more lifelike. It is also a hard game when it comes to competition against others, either humans and machine. Well worth the money I paid for it, about $40. Now, only if there were people or peatons on the sidewalks. That would be interesting.