Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1988
- Chesti-Kov's sentence for stealing two hundred million oil barrels from Siberian oil fields ends.
- The San Fierro district of Doherty is leveled by an earthquake.
- Phil Bell is arrested for promoting gambling.
- Lester Arnold is arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
- Michael De Santa commits a robbery, stealing $10,000 from a franchise in Carcer City.
- Franklin Clinton is born.