Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1985.
- The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is released.
- May 15: Devin Moore, who murdered three people in 2003, is born.
- June 15: Carolina Ravassa, who voiced Taliana Martinez is Grand Theft Auto V, is born in Cali, Colombia.
- Johnny Rotten is released after assaulting other doctors with a shotgun, on the grounds of diminished responsibilty.
- The Home Degenatron games console is released.
- Giggle Cream is released to the public.
- Jack Howitzer is nominated for an Oscar, but does not win.
- Jenny Louise Crab wins the Vice City Civilian of the Year Award.
- Jessica is born.
- Clarence Little is born in East Holland, Liberty City.
- Katt Maguire is born in England.
- Kerry McIntosh is born in San Fierro.
- Carmen Ortiz is born in South Bohan, Liberty City.
- Mitch (a member of the Lost Brotherhood) is killed when his motorcycle collides with a freight train.
- Mori Green is arrested for tax evasion.
- Sonny Honorato is arrested for possessing tranquilizers.
- Mark Lupisella is arrested for manslaughter.
- Derrick McReary is arrested for criminal possession of explosive weapons.
- Jimmy Pegorino is arrested for hijacking.
- Gay Tony is arrested for tax evasion.
- Anthony Spoleto is arrested for racketeering.
- Fredo Volpe is arrested for armed robbery.
- Rami Yalon is charged with murder, although he escapes to Israel.
- Michael Townley and Trevor Philips meet for the first time in North Yankton, and smuggle cargo into Canada together, beginning their business relationship and friendship.
- Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince gains the nickname "Gay Tony" according to Luis Fernando Lopez.
- Devin Weston earns his first million dollars but spent it within one week.
- Glory Hole Theme Park opens.
- The film 18 Wheeler Deathrace is released.
- The Feud win the championship this year.