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.
- Huang Lee, protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is arrested for trademark counterfeiting in Liberty City.
- Mallorie Bardas is arrested for marijuana possession.
- Teddy Benavidez is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Hsin Jaoming is arrested for extortion.
- Johnny Barbosa is arrested for possession of marijuana.
- Lazlow Jones is arrested for public lewdness.