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Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (PlayStation 2)

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Most underrated and overlooked racing game ever. gozilla (64) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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90
Game Over Online
In a way, it's kind of difficult to see for me why people would like this game, because there is only one track (you unlock 2 parts of it further in the game to make it a bigger track), and there isn't really all that much variety to it. However, I really, really enjoyed it, and I think it deserves a Gamers Choice Award. The car handling is very good, the physics are excellent, and while there is no car damage and the car variety is limited to 10 or 15 variations of the same car times 5 cars, it's still fun. I enjoyed this a lot, and I recommend you check it out. Rent it, perhaps, to see if it's your game.
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4Players.de
Wenn man sich von dem zugegebenermaßen simplen Spielprinzip gefangen nehmen lässt, wird man so schnell nicht von Tokyo Xtreme Racer mit seinem gigantischen Umfang loskommen. In dem Fall sieht man auch über die fehlende Abwechslung im Bereich Umgebungs-Texturen und Gameplay hinweg und freut sich über die Möglichkeit, sich auch optisch ein Traumauto zusammenzustellen sowie an den witzigen Biografien der Gegner. Auch wenn es Tokyo Extreme Racer auf der PS2 nicht schafft, den König in Gefahr zu bringen, gibt es doch recht wenig Gründe, die gegen eine Anschaffung sprechen - wenn man in der gleichbleibenden Aufgabenstellung keinen Demotivationsfaktor sieht. Und die Musik kann man ja abschalten.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While not the best looking racing game on the market, and not exactly the most varied experience out there, drivers looking for realistic street racing will find the extensive challenges offered by Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero wholly satisfying. This PS2 iteration of the series offers more of the same: more cars, more realistically modeled Tokyo highways, more rivals and more parts with which to upgrade your ride. Given that Gran Tourismo 3: A Spec has finally hit store shelves, there’s little chance that this title will take the racing championship on Sony’s system. Thanks, however, to its unique battle system and extensive car library, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero is a solid contender that would be worth serious consideration for any fan of hardcore street racing at its purist.
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Game Informer Magazine
Small points off because there isn't a marked upgrade in graphics from the DC's TXR 2, the new Vs. mode shows pop-up and less onscreen details, and the city's areas are the same (as in said DC title). Either way, however, you'll be intoxicated by the fumes.
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PSX Extreme
Tokyo Xtreme Racer is a not failure, in fact this is one the most enjoyable racers you may across. It may not win any awards, but racing fans I suggest at least renting Tokyo Xtreme Racer. If you're tight on cash then I suggest holding off until Gran Turismo 3 comes out on July the 11th. Tokyo Xtreme Racer is a grand package that outweighs its downs by a vast margin with its great gameplay and even better control scheme. Like I said above, either rent, or wait for GT3 if you're short on cash.
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Gaming Target
While it might sound like I’m bagging on Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, I’m really not. I find the game to be a lot of fun when the pace is picked up. Yes there are some really dragging moments where you’ll never find a new opponent for a while; you will get rewarded for patience. Sure it may not be the best looking or sounding game, but the unique premise and depth is really nice. Not all will get into this game, but anyone into racers should give it a try.
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Gamesmania
Mit Tokyo Extreme Racer ist Crave eine gelungene Umsetzung der Dreamcast-Variante gelungen. Als solides Rennspiel, mit netter Grundidee aber zu kühler Aufmachung, ist dieser Racer sicherlich nicht nur für Rennsportfans ein Probespiel wert.
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Gamezilla
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero is a solid racing title with enough car-tweaking goodness to satisfy any tinkering junkie. The huge amount of available roadway and varied collection of opponents will keep you racing for a good long time, but if you’re not a dedicated racing junkie then there’s not much here to catch your attention. While pure racing fans will find Xtreme Racer more than satisfying, I’d recommend renting this one for a weekend before buying -- it’s not going to be a must-have title for everyone.
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GameSpot
The PlayStation 2 version of Tokyo Xtreme Racer comes with a handful of extras. First, the menu interface has been completely overhauled. The sleek new look is both intuitive and attractive, and it is easy to find your way through the various modes of play and the car customization options. More interestingly however, the PS2 version of the game has extra DVD features, which include a theatrical trailer for the upcoming street-racing film The Fast and the Furious and an excellent documentary on Tokyo's illegal street-racing scene.
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Gamezone (Germany)
Besonders der Quest-Mode hat ganz klar einiges zu bieten und sorgt für anhaltenden Spielspass. Racing Fans, welche über die bescheidene Streckengrafik und das Fehlen der Lizenzen hinwegsehen können, sollten Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Zero unbedingt einmal näher anschauen.
70
Consoles Plus
Un principe plutôt beauf, et ce n'est pas la réalisation qui vous motivera. Manque de finesse visuelle, voitures toujours aussi molles et délicates, ensemble sonore pitoyable... Un jeu qui, vous l'avez compris, porte plutôt bien son nom.
70
PSM
The most significant improvement is to the rival driver AI - it's trickier and more infuriating than ever. This is one of the few games that you actually feel like you're driving against someone instead of an AI-controlled pace car. And in the end run, that's still the best reason to be playing this game.
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Super Play
Genki verkar inte tröttna på livsfarliga race längs Tokyos enorma motorvägar. Vi däremot börjar tvivla på Genkis förmåga att förnya sitt urvattnade spelkoncept.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Pour peu que vous aimiez déambuler de nuit sur une autoroute pratiquement déserte, Tokyo Xtreme Racer est fait pour vous. Pour les autres, il n'y a malheureusement rien à voir et si vous cherchez un bon jeu de caisses, tournez-vous plutôt du côté de GT3.
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The Video Game Critic
The races are fun, thanks to highly original "battle meters" that determine who's winning the race. Little by little you win money to upgrade and buy cars. That's right, this game uses the "garage" system like every racing game since Gran Turismo 1 (Playstation). The two-player mode isn't so hot because you only get a first-person view which makes it hard to see and pass your opponent. Tokyo Xtreme is not a standout title, but racing fans will want to check this out.