I hadn't played the first one. I didn't think it came out on PC for some reason. I think I was thinking of that other coop game that came out around the same time, brothers something. I liked this new demo so much I went and picked up the original for $9.99. Freakin awesome game, I wish I would have played it when it came out, back when the graphics were impressive. Still I'm really enjoying it and running 4x4SS.