Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2002.
- The Xbox is released in Japan on February 22.
- The Xbox is released in Europe on March 14.
- Grand Theft Auto III is released for the PC on May 21.
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is released in the U.S. for the PlayStation 2 on October 27.
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is released in Europe for the PlayStation 2 on November 28.
- D-Ice is scheduled for release from prison in January.
- Lilly, a girl who can simultaneously interpret twelve languages, is created by Eugenics Incorporated.
- Johnny Barbosa is arrested for possession of marijuana.
- Mallorie Bardas is arrested for marijuana possession.
- Teddy Benavidez is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Mikhail Faustin is arrested for possessing stolen property.
- Vladimir Glebov is arrested for public lewdness.
- Billy Grey is arrested for racketeering.
- Tyrone Hancock is arrested for possessing crack cocaine.
- "Little" Jacob Hughes is arrested for burglary.
- Hsin Jaoming is arrested for extortion.
- Lazlow is arrested for public lewdness.
- Huang Lee, protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is arrested for trademark counterfeiting in Liberty City.
- Wu Lee is arrested for arson.
- Teafore "Real Badman" Maxwell-Davis is arrested for selling cocaine.
- Gordon Sargent is arrested for possessing gambling records.
- Claude Wome is arrested for possessing a gold-plated rocket launcher.