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"Our source in the police has informed us that one of our drivers is a strangely animated undercover cop. He's more or less useless out of his car, so we've tagged it with a tracer. Make him bleed."
Asuka Kasen

Two-Faced Tanner is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III, given to protagonist Claude by Yakuza co-leader Asuka Kasen from her condominium in the Newport district of Staunton Island, Liberty City.


Claude drops by Asuka's place, only to find out that she and Maria have gone shopping. Claude reads a note left by Asuka, which states that the Yakuza's police informant has said to them that one of their drivers is an undercover cop. She then tasks Claude to kill him.

He then heads to Kenji's Casino in Torrington. Once there, the driver is seen hopping onto his car. Claude then follows the car and tries to damage it enough to make him pull out of his car, all while having a four-star wanted level. Once he has bailed, Claude quickly kills him.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Head over to the Casino
  • Take out Tanner


The reward for this mission is $20,000.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you have obtained a rocket launcher before this mission, you can blow up Tanner's car as it leaves the casino to complete the mission quickly. However, caution should be taken as Tanner will drive erratically, causing a few tries before hitting the car. A Grenade is also a suitable, but less accurate choice.
  • Another good weapon is the Uzi. When you enter the marker near the casino, you must be in your car. After the cutscene is finished, follow his car and shoot it until it is on fire, causing Tanner to exit. You will have now the opportunity to ram him over. This trick is not as quick as the rocket launcher but it is also fast in case the player doesn't have a rocket launcher.
    • However, attacking Tanner will result in an immediate four-star wanted level (Three-star wanted level in the mobile port), so move quickly to eliminate him before the cops swarm the scene, causing damage to the player's car.
  • A heavy, durable car, such as the Flatbed, Fire Truck or Linerunner, will allow the player to damage Tanner's car and potentially flip it over, allowing the mission to be done quicker. 


  • The driver, along with his name and outfit, is a reference (and a mockery) of Tanner, the protagonist of the Driver video game series. He is mentioned by Asuka as being "useless outside of his car", referencing the lack of on-foot abilities in Driver 2. Tanner is even given a female running animation, making fun of the strange way Tanner moves in Driver 2.
  • Damaging Tanner's Esperanto before starting the mission will cause Tanner to be alerted, failing the mission.

Video walkthroughs

iPad Version
GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 35 - Two-Faced Tanner02:16

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 35 - Two-Faced Tanner

PC Version
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 35 - Two-Faced Tanner (HD)01:41

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 35 - Two-Faced Tanner (HD)


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