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[[File:Anywhere_City.jpg|thumb|326px|Map of the Residential sector of Anywhere City.]]
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'''Anywhere City''' is the name of the city featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]. It is presumably called this, as GTA 2 is set in the near future, and because the city doesn't bear any resemblance to any city in particular, although the intro movie shows that it was filmed in [[:wp:New York City|New York City]]. Anywhere City is divided into three sectors - [[Downtown District]], [[Residential District]] and [[Industrial District]].
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{{quote|Modeled on the apocalyptic visions of the future from the 1970s and 1980s, the city for GTA 2 is a fully dysfunctional urban hell. Like all cities, it has a fully international flavor and each different group in the city wants to control something.|Official GTA 2 websiste.}}{{Infobox city|game = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''|mayor = [[Johnny Rotten]]|country = [[United States of America]]|pop = Unknown}}'''Anywhere City''' is the name of the city featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|''Grand Theft Auto 2'']]. It is likely named after the ambiguous futuristic setting (most likely in the year of [[2013]], albeit there are multiple inconsistencies as to what date GTA 2 is actually set in) and for not bearing any resemblance to any city in particular.
   
The Downtown District is the first district [[Claude Speed|Claude]] finds himself in. Here are the major office buildings and high flats, as well as a university and some outdated small docks. The game begins here and Claude can start taking missions from gang leaders, who ring certain telephones around the district. In this district Claude works for the [[Yakuza]] (led by [[Johnny Zoo]]), the [[Loonies]] (led by [[Elmo]]), and [[The Zaibatsu Corporation]] (led by [[Trey Welsh]]). The maximum [[Wanted Level in GTA 2|wanted level]] is 4 and therefore the highest police force encountered is the SWAT.
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The intro movie was filmed in [[wp:New York City|New York City]], but this doesn't necessarily imply Anywhere City is New York, as there are multiple disparities between the intro of the movie and the actual game. Nonetheless, the mapping of the city bears similarities to [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City in the 3D Universe]], as they were both directly split up into Industrial ([[Portland Island]]), Commercial ([[Staunton Island]]) and Residential ([[Shoreside Vale]]) districts. From a development history perspective, it's fair to say Anywhere City defined the thoroughly organized city mapping that would become standard in later games.
   
The Residential District is the second district Claude explores[[File:GTA2_2011-10-07_14-36-22-90.jpg|thumb]] and is full of blocks of flats and shops. The police headquarters, the Alma Mater Prison, a military base, the Zaibatsu Village, the [[Mobile RV Park]] and the SRS Scientists laboratory are located in the Resident District. Here Claude works for the [[Scientists]] (led by [[Dr. LaBrat]]), the [[Rednecks]] (led by [[Billy Bob Bean]]) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by [[Red Valdez]]). The maximum wanted level is 5 (6 in the PSX version), and therefore the highest police forces encountered are the Special Agents.
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==Overview==
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Anywhere City is a retrofuturistic metropolis, with an aesthetic reminiscent of stereotypical cyberpunk settings as seen in movies like [[wp:Blade Runner|Blade Runner]] and [[wp:Akira|Akira]]. The traffic consists solely of retro-modified classic cars and trucks designed up until the late 60s and a lot of the architecture is distinctively post-war, contrasting an old world culture with the otherwise futuristic and technologically advanced setting.
   
The Industrial District is the third and final district Claude explores. The Industrial District mainly consists of factories, although there are also blocks of flats and a small village in the northwest, Mad Island. Mad Island is populated by a gang which always attacks Claude, regardless of Claude's respect level. Here Claude works for the [[Hare Krishna]] (led by [[Sunbeam]]), the [[Russian Mafia (GTA 2)|Russian Mafia]] (led by [[Jerkov]]) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by [[Uno Carb]]). The maximum wanted level is 6, leading to an army chasing Claude.
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==Sectors==
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Anywhere City is divided into three sectors - Downtown District, Residencial District and Industrial District. All districts are patrolled by the [[Anywhere City Police Department]].
   
[[File:Anywhere_City_Concept_Art.jpg|thumb|left|Concept art of Anywhere City.]]
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===Downtown District===
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{{main|Downtown District}}
   
The city bears similarities to [[Liberty City in 3D Universe|Liberty City in the 3D Universe]], as they were both directly split up into Industrial ([[Portland Island]]), Commercial ([[Staunton Island]]), and Residential ([[Shoreside Vale]]) districts.
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The Downtown District is the first district [[Claude Speed|Claude]] finds himself in. Here are the major office buildings and high flats, as well as a university and some outdated small docks. The game begins here and Claude can start taking missions from gang leaders, who ring certain telephones around the district. In this district Claude works for the [[Yakuza]] (led by [[Johnny Zoo]]), the [[Loonies]] (led by [[Elmo]]), and [[The Zaibatsu Corporation]] (led by [[Trey Welsh]]). The maximum [[Wanted Level in GTA 2|wanted level]] is 4 and therefore the highest police force encountered is the [[SWAT]].
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===Residential District===
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{{main|Residential District}}
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The Residential District is the second district Claude explores and is full of blocks of flats and shops. The police headquarters, the Alma Mater Prison, a military base, the Zaibatsu Village, the [[Mobile RV Park]] and the [[SRS Scientists]] laboratory are located in the Resident District. Here Claude works for the [[Scientists]] (led by [[Dr. LaBrat]]), the [[Rednecks]] (led by [[Billy Bob Bean]]) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by [[Red Valdez]]). The maximum wanted level is 5 (6 in the PSX version), and therefore the highest police forces encountered are the Special Agents.
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===Industrial District===
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{{main|Industrial District}}
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The Industrial District is the third and final district Claude explores. The Industrial District mainly consists of factories, although there are also blocks of flats and a small village in the northwest, [[Mad Island]]. Mad Island is populated by a [[Mad Island Gang|gang]] which always attacks Claude, regardless of Claude's respect level. Here Claude works for the [[Hare Krishna]] (led by [[Sunbeam]]), the [[Russian Mafia (GTA 2)|Russian Mafia]] (led by [[Jerkov]]) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by [[Uno Carb]]). The maximum wanted level is 6, leading to an [[Military|army]] chasing Claude.
   
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*Anywhere City is the only playable map featured only once in the series AND without an outer universe counterpart (like in [[3D Universe|3D]] or [[HD Universe|HD]] Universes).
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**It is also the only futuristic city in Grand Theft Auto.
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*In the promo movie, a place by the name of Chernobyl Docks was mentioned, but it's not found anywhere in the game. It might've been a beta district.
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*In the files, there are a few other districts mentioned, though they don't appear. They are named Barking, Kyabetsu, Romanova and Azimuth. It is implied that they would be part of the Downtown District.
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*The districts of [[Largo]] and [[Stromberg]] are named after villains from the James Bond franchise, namely Emilio Largo (from the novel and film ''Thunderball'') and Karl Stromberg (from the film ''The Spy Who Loved Me'').
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*The city can be seen in a screenshot of ''GTA 2'' shown on a computer in the [[TW@ Internet Cafe]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III|''Grand Theft Auto III'']]. This is technically the only appearance of Anywhere City outside of ''GTA 2''.
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* Curiously, [[Legendary Motorsport|LegendaryMotorsport.net]]'s description of the [[Furore GT]] (which has appeared in both GTA 2 and GTA V) contains "''From Los Santos to Nowhere, USA''". It is possible that "Nowhere, USA" is meant to be a reference/homage to Anywhere City (which is sometimes referred to as "Anywhere, USA"), either as the name of the state/county it's located in, or as the name of its possible counterpart in the [[HD Universe]].
   
* This is the only city that was only featured once in the series, as it does not have a [[3D Universe|3D]] or [[HD Universe|HD]] counterpart. It is possible Anywhere City is '''completely''' non-canon in any universe, since there is no mention of the city outside of GTA 2.
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*The districts of [[Largo]] and Stromberg are named after villains from the James Bond franchise, namely Emilio Largo (from the novel and film ''Thunderball'') and Karl Stromberg (from the film ''The Spy Who Loved Me'').
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Image:Downtown.jpg|Downtown District
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Image:Residential.jpg|Residential District
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Image:Industrial.jpg|Industrial District
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GTA2_2011-10-07_14-36-22-90.jpg|The starting location in the downtown district.
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Latest revision as of 09:56, April 13, 2016

Anywhere City Concept Art

Concept art of Anywhere City.

"Modeled on the apocalyptic visions of the future from the 1970s and 1980s, the city for GTA 2 is a fully dysfunctional urban hell. Like all cities, it has a fully international flavor and each different group in the city wants to control something."
―Official GTA 2 websiste.

Anywhere City is the name of the city featured in Grand Theft Auto 2. It is likely named after the ambiguous futuristic setting (most likely in the year of 2013, albeit there are multiple inconsistencies as to what date GTA 2 is actually set in) and for not bearing any resemblance to any city in particular.

The intro movie was filmed in New York City, but this doesn't necessarily imply Anywhere City is New York, as there are multiple disparities between the intro of the movie and the actual game. Nonetheless, the mapping of the city bears similarities to Liberty City in the 3D Universe, as they were both directly split up into Industrial (Portland Island), Commercial (Staunton Island) and Residential (Shoreside Vale) districts. From a development history perspective, it's fair to say Anywhere City defined the thoroughly organized city mapping that would become standard in later games.

OverviewEdit

Anywhere City is a retrofuturistic metropolis, with an aesthetic reminiscent of stereotypical cyberpunk settings as seen in movies like Blade Runner and Akira. The traffic consists solely of retro-modified classic cars and trucks designed up until the late 60s and a lot of the architecture is distinctively post-war, contrasting an old world culture with the otherwise futuristic and technologically advanced setting.

SectorsEdit

Anywhere City is divided into three sectors - Downtown District, Residencial District and Industrial District. All districts are patrolled by the Anywhere City Police Department.

Downtown DistrictEdit

Main article: Downtown District

The Downtown District is the first district Claude finds himself in. Here are the major office buildings and high flats, as well as a university and some outdated small docks. The game begins here and Claude can start taking missions from gang leaders, who ring certain telephones around the district. In this district Claude works for the Yakuza (led by Johnny Zoo), the Loonies (led by Elmo), and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by Trey Welsh). The maximum wanted level is 4 and therefore the highest police force encountered is the SWAT.

Residential DistrictEdit

Main article: Residential District

The Residential District is the second district Claude explores and is full of blocks of flats and shops. The police headquarters, the Alma Mater Prison, a military base, the Zaibatsu Village, the Mobile RV Park and the SRS Scientists laboratory are located in the Resident District. Here Claude works for the Scientists (led by Dr. LaBrat), the Rednecks (led by Billy Bob Bean) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by Red Valdez). The maximum wanted level is 5 (6 in the PSX version), and therefore the highest police forces encountered are the Special Agents.

Industrial DistrictEdit

Main article: Industrial District

The Industrial District is the third and final district Claude explores. The Industrial District mainly consists of factories, although there are also blocks of flats and a small village in the northwest, Mad Island. Mad Island is populated by a gang which always attacks Claude, regardless of Claude's respect level. Here Claude works for the Hare Krishna (led by Sunbeam), the Russian Mafia (led by Jerkov) and The Zaibatsu Corporation (led by Uno Carb). The maximum wanted level is 6, leading to an army chasing Claude.

TriviaEdit

  • Anywhere City is the only playable map featured only once in the series AND without an outer universe counterpart (like in 3D or HD Universes).
    • It is also the only futuristic city in Grand Theft Auto.
  • In the promo movie, a place by the name of Chernobyl Docks was mentioned, but it's not found anywhere in the game. It might've been a beta district.
  • In the files, there are a few other districts mentioned, though they don't appear. They are named Barking, Kyabetsu, Romanova and Azimuth. It is implied that they would be part of the Downtown District.
  • The districts of Largo and Stromberg are named after villains from the James Bond franchise, namely Emilio Largo (from the novel and film Thunderball) and Karl Stromberg (from the film The Spy Who Loved Me).
  • The city can be seen in a screenshot of GTA 2 shown on a computer in the TW@ Internet Cafe in Grand Theft Auto III. This is technically the only appearance of Anywhere City outside of GTA 2.
  • Curiously, LegendaryMotorsport.net's description of the Furore GT (which has appeared in both GTA 2 and GTA V) contains "From Los Santos to Nowhere, USA". It is possible that "Nowhere, USA" is meant to be a reference/homage to Anywhere City (which is sometimes referred to as "Anywhere, USA"), either as the name of the state/county it's located in, or as the name of its possible counterpart in the HD Universe.

GalleryEdit

NavigationEdit

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