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Hey there, stranger! Welcome to the Downtown District. Stick around if you wanna learn what's going down... Apart from neutral areas like this one [Avalon], the city is carved up between three feuding gangs - the Zaibatsu in grey, the Loonies in green, and the Yakuza in blue.

The Downtown District is a district of Anywhere City, USA, that appears in Grand Theft Auto 2.


In the Downtown District, the player can find casinos, hotels, a university and a large mental institution. The district consists of four sections; neutral territory, Yakuza territory, Zaibatsu territory and Loonie territory. Sedans and sports cars are very common around the district, as well as gang cars belonging to the members of the particular gangs controlling the parts of that district (Mostly the Loonies, they have the most spawning on the streets) and the Yakuza (they are the largest gang). A conglomeration of back alleys and narrow city streets in the Downtown district can mean a clean getaway by outmaneuvering the cops, or your worst nightmare when trying to evade the police.


There are 11 neighborhoods in total.

Mission Appearances[]

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  • If the player happens to fall into water by being thrown by an explosion, instead of sinking in and drowning the player will instead fall flat onto it as if it were solid ground. This is probably due to the fact that there are no means to access water unlike the other two areas after Downtown that do allow water and have water deaths.


[ ve ]Neighborhoods and areas in Grand Theft Auto 2
Downtown District
NeighborhoodsAltamount | Avalon | Flotsam | Fruitbat | Funabashi | Omnitron | Shiroto | Sunnyside | Ukita | Zarelli
LandmarksJ-Lab | University | Zaibatsu HQ
Residential District
NeighborhoodsArbo | Belmont | Cayman | Dominatrix | Guntersville | Largo | Mobile RV Park | Morton | Redemption | Stromberg | Tabasco | The Village | Wormley | Xanadu | Xenoton
LandmarksAlma Mater Prison | Army Base | Central Cop HQ | Disgracelands | Plaza de Panique | RV Opry | Scientist Research Center | The Mall | The Ol' Banjo
Industrial District
NeighborhoodsAzeri Heights | Bayano | Escobar | Gonad | Krimea | Lattero | Lubyanka | Maharishi | Narayana | Petula | Pravda | Sennora | Tabernacle | Tedium
LandmarksArmy Base | Azeri Heights Docks | Brown-Eye Sewage Plant | Chemists | Construction Yard | Cop Station | Cop Station HQ | DeCon Labs | Hospital* | House Of Guns | Hut On The Hill | Jesus Saves* | Krishna Cranes | Krishna Krushers | Lubyanka Docks | Lubyanka Warehouses | Mad Island | Power Core | Power Plant | Russian Cranes | Russian HQ | Tedium Docks | The Cross | Tower Square | Vedic Temple | Zaibatsu Cranes
† denotes absent in the PlayStation version.
* denotes locations that are only considered a landmark in the Industrial District.
[ ve ]Grand Theft Auto 2
LocationsAnywhere City (Downtown District | Residential District | Industrial District)
CharactersClaude Speed | Johnny Zoo | Trey Welsh | Elmo | Billy Bob Bean | Dr. LaBrat | Red Valdez | Jerkov | Sunbeam | Uno Carb
GangsZaibatsu | Yakuza | Loonies | Rednecks | Scientists | Hare Krishna | Russian Mafia
ContentRespect | Missions | Kill Frenzies | Car Crusher Bonuses | Vehicles | Weapons | Power-ups | Radio Stations | Garages | Wang Cars
InformationGTA 2: The Movie | Cheats | Wanted Level