Tokyo Xtreme Racer was a launch title for the dreamcast and the second release in the Tokyo Highway Battle Series. The game is unlike most racing games in that there are no tracks per say an endless highway to race on. The game features a semi-open world although there are no sidequest and the world is rather limited, still it was two years before GTA 3 and so it felt bigger than it was. During the game the main goal is to win races again a variety of gangs. To do this the player drives up to a gang member's car and then flashes their headlight's initiating a race. During races each car has a life bar, the life bar of each car deteriorates for every few seconds they fall behind, a race is completed once one of the opponents' life bars is totally depleted.