Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero Coverart
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero cover art




Genki (JP)
Crave Entertainment (EU/US)


Sony PlayStation 2

Release Dates

  • (JP) 15 March 2001
  • (NA) 28 May 2001
  • (EU) 2001



Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (known as Shutokō Battle 0 (首都高バトル) in Japan, and Tokyo Xtreme Racer in Europe) is the third game in the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series of street racing games set on the Shuto Expressways of Tokyo, Japan. Despite its name, the storyline takes place after the events of Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2. Released in 2001 for the Sony PlayStation 2, it was developed by Genki and published by Crave Entertainment in Europe and North America. It was originally planned for release on the Dreamcast, but was moved to the PlayStation 2 following Sega's decision to cease Dreamcast production.


The game further expands the number of rivals to 400, keeping those from Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 while adding several new Wanderers and two new teams. Much like TXR2, Western versions of TXR:Zero have rivals with Western real names (although their real names are different from TXR2); also, some of the translations of the Japanese rival names were mistranslated into English (their stickers, however, have the original names).

Miscellaneous Info Edit

  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero is the first game in the TXR series (among those sold in the US) to feature Japanese license plates. When you buy a car, it will come with a license plate, where you can select the prefecture, vehicle classification number, hirogana character, and plate number. Note in order to race several Wanderers, you must have license plates that feature certain prefectures on them.
  • It is possible to receive speeding tickets in Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero. Certain parts of the expressways have speed cameras where if triggered, the screen flashes red briefly and a siren can be heard. There are no police in the game and no police chases, but when you return to the garage, you will be assessed a fine. The fine amount depends on your speed past the designated section. This happens primarily during battles and not during general cruising. It is possible to get a SAFE rating and avoid getting fined, but this usually involves driving a custom car with a variable license plate.

Localization differences Edit

  • The game's title varies by localization.
  • As mentioned earlier, US and European versions of the game have Western rival names and real names, while the Japanese version uses the original rival names and Japanese real names. Some of the Western names were mistranslated from their Japanese counterparts.
  • The car model names of the Honda models have the real Honda chassis code #s in their names (for example, Type-DC2, Type-EK9, etc.), but most of car model names these are changed in the US version, although the cars themselves are the same. The name Type-RF2 (Honda Stepwgn) is unchanged as this particular vehicle was not sold in North America nor was it well known in general outside of Japan.

Links Edit

TXR:Zero Car List

TXR:Zero Rival List

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