* One of the hidden [[Easter Egg]]s in the game is the now famous "Gouranga" bonus, given for swiftly killing an entire group of [[Hare Krishna]] monks.
* The parts of the cities are based on their real-life counterparts, such as Liberty City's neighborhoods. There are neighborhoods like [[Brix]], which is based on The Bronx, [[Brocklyn]] (obviously based on Brooklyn). Vice City has districts such as [[Vice Beach]] and
[[Banana Grove ]], which are based on Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.
*A character called [[El Burro]] also appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and a character called [[El Burro (GTA CW)|El Burro]] also appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
*[[Head Radio]] is one (if not the only) original station left. It was in this game, and it was also a station in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] as well as in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].