Events that occur in 1998.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories occur in autumn.
- Roman Bellic immigrates to the USA and becomes a cab driver.
- Dimitri Rascalov and Mikhail Faustin are arrested for extortion.
- Niko Bellic was almost killed when the fifteen man squad 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.
- Patrick McReary is arrested for grand larceny.