Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1998.
- Johnny Zoo is alleged to have a cocaine and amphetamine smuggling operation, along with arms theft and dealing.
- Danny Zoo is linked to a gambling racket and more gambling den murders.
- Jerkov is suspected of disemboweling rival gang figures.
- Sunbeam is suspected of large scale grand theft auto.
- Tortoise kidnaps an entire stadium of people, and there is no witness.
- Tetsuo is suspected of numerous shootings and tortures.
- Lodov is suspected of kidnapping an entire convent, for an unknown reason.
- Kov-Kov is suspected of a car bomb attack on a rival porn dealer.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories takes place.
- Mayor R.C. Hole assassinated by Toni Cipriani.
- Miles O'Donovan elected after beating Donald Love.
- Los Santos is given an award for 'city where you were most likely to be eaten by an animal'.
- Liberty City is given an award for the 'city where you were most likely to fail'.
- Jermaine Andrews is arrested for hijacking.
- Luther Austin is arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Mallorie Bardas is arrested for joyriding.
- Tyler Dixon is arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
- Oscar Gomez is arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
- Jon Gravelli, Jr. is arrested for possessing crack cocaine.
- Lazlow is arrested for forcible touching.
- Gordon Sargent is arrested for possessing stolen property.
- Willy Valerio is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Fredo Volpe becomes a police informant.
- Heathcliff Waterstreet is arrested for identity theft.
- Niko Bellic was almost killed when the fifteen man unit he was in were ambushed, with twelve of his friends killed in the attack. Only he, Florian Cravic and Darko Brevic survived, the latter having betrayed the unit. The bodies were buried in a mass grave.
- Roman Bellic moves to Liberty City because of of the Yugoslav wars.
- Grand Theft Auto 1 is released for the PlayStation on February 28.