Garland Square (ガーランド・スクウェア, Gārando Sukuwea) is a fictional urban complex which is the setting in Time Crisis: Crisis Zone.
Garland Square is located in the outskirts of London. It comprises of Drycreek Plaza, Belforte Hotel (name not revealed in the arcade version), Garland Park and Garland Technology Center. 5 km (3 miles) underneath Garland Square is an experimental atomic reactor constructed by Garland Electric, named Geyser 1.
Soon after the opening of Garland Square, it is taken over by a terrorist group called the U.R.D.A., led by Derrick Lynch. Since the terrorists held no hostages and made no demands for their reason for occupying the complex, the S.T.F. is sent to as been ordered to liberate Garland Square and suppress the U.R.D.A. Squad 1, the task force responsible for the liberation of Garland Square, is led by the player character, Claude McGarren (or Croad Macgalain, as he is known in the arcade version).
Although heavy resistance is imminent throughout Garland Square, Squad 1 secure the area, but fail to find Lynch. S.T.F. Headquarters than receives disturbing information about Lynch's goal of "over-working" an experimental atomic reactor 5 km (3 miles in the U.S. version) beneath the complex. McGarren and Squad 1 engage in a tense time-sensitive conflict to nullify Lynch and to prevent the reactor from becoming unstable, ultimately saving the security of London.
Six months after the Garland Square incident, new U.R.D.A. mastermind Jared Hunter gathers the remnants and occupies Grassmarket District and Belforte Hotel. Once again, McGarren and Squad 1 are sent to annihilate the U.R.D.A. remnants and rescue the hostages. The platoon first battle a droid called the A-0940, then Hunter provokes Squad 1 into a fight on top of Belforte Hotel's pool area with Squad 1 coming as the victor. As Hunter attempts to escape in a military cruiser, McGarren engages him in an air-to-sea chase at Crimson Beach (Crimson Sea in the U.K. version) to crush Hunter and ultimately secure Grassmarket.
|“||Terrorist group U.R.D.A. has occupied multi complex GARLAND SQUARE in suburban London. Get there immediately and recapture the complex.||„|
|~ First objective when none of the parts of Garland Square is recaptured|
|“||The complex is still occupied by U.R.D.A. and there's no sign of them moving any time soon. They might have some other hidden agenda. Take them down immediately!||„|
|~ Second objective when one part of Garland Square is recaptured|
|“||The leader behind this is Derrick Lynch. He must be somewhere in this complex. Locating him is your top priority!||„|
|~ Third objective when two parts of Garland Square are recaptured|
|“||Below the basement level of this complex, there is an experimental nuclear reactor constructed by Garland Electric called "Geyser 1". Lynch's target must be the nuclear reactor! Secure it immediately!||„|
|~ Final objective after all parts of Garland Square are recaptured|