Districts: Downtown, Residential and Industrial
Leaders: Trey Welsh (Downtown), Red Valdez (Residential) and Uno Carb (Industrial)
Enemies: Loonies, Yakuza, Rednecks, SRS Scientists, Krishnas and Russian Mafia
Color: Dark gray/black
Vehicle: Z-Type
Weapons: Pistol, Dual Pistol, Machine Gun, Silenced Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher
Businesses: Pharmaceuticals
Fronts: Zaibatsu Pharmaceuticals
Members: Trey Welsh, Red Valdez, Uno Carb, Flambo Cortez, Sacchmo

The Zaibatsu Corporation are an organized crime syndicate in Grand Theft Auto 2. They hide behind the guise of a pharmaceutical company, and their website describes them as "the world's last major privately owned corporation". They appear frequently throughout the entire game, as their presence can be seen and felt in all three districts of Anywhere City. They became embroiled into a violent struggle over control of business interests and gang territories with all other gangs in Anywhere City during the period of which Grand Theft Auto 2 is set in.

The following gangs that contests the control by the Zaibatsu Corporation are: Yakuza, the Rednecks, the SRS Scientists, the Loonies, the Krishnas, and the Russian Mafia. They were presumed to be the most powerful criminal organization of all in Anywhere City during the time of Grand Theft Auto 2. The top-ranking leaders of the Zaibatsu Corporation frequently refer to Claude Speed by the nickname they gave him, "Gecko". In the film/movie rendition of Grand Theft Auto 2, Claude is shot dead by a Zaibatsu assassin sent to avenge for his theft of Zaibatsu merchandise.

Zaibatsu merchandiseEdit

  • Zoom Zoom - Energy stimulant.
  • Silky Milky - Breast implants that "feel and taste like the real thing".
  • Doesn't Need Anything (DNA) - Baby food.
  • Hush - Self-reliant sedative.
  • Equinox - Alertness pills (advertised in GTA III).


  • Zaibatsu is a japanese term meaning "conglomerate", showing the influence the Zaibatsu has over Anywhere City