Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1986.
The events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City take place.
- By this time, the Trailer Park from 1984, which was owned by Marty Jay Williams and his gang 'Trailer Park Mafia', has been completely demolished and turned into an empty plot of land.
- The 'Harwood Butcher', Tommy Vercetti, is released from prison in Liberty City.
- The Forelli Family decide to expand their business interests into Vice City due to the lucrative drugs trade in the city.
- Lawyer Ken Rosenberg sets up a drugs deal between the Vance Crime Family and Forelli Family representatives Tommy Vercetti, Harry and Lee. The deal is ambushed by Ricardo Diaz' men, resulting in the deaths of Victor Vance, Harry and Lee.
- Sonny Forelli, Don of the Forelli Family, threatens Vercetti, who promises to recoup his money.
- Tommy Vercetti begins to work for various criminals throughout the city in his attempt to rise up through the city's underworld.
- Tommy Vercetti befriends Colonel Juan Cortez, who begins an investigation in the ambushed drug deal. He later tells Vercetti that Gonzalez and Ricardo Diaz were involved, which led to their demise.
- Tommy Vercetti befriends Lance Vance, the second Vance brother in the ambushed drug deal, and begins to work with him.
- Tommy Vercetti begins to purchase various businesses throughout the city, including a taxi company, a night club and a strip club.
- Tommy Vercetti fails to give Sonny Forelli his money, resulting in Forelli sending his men to collect the money for him. Vercetti, however, kills the men and stops the money reaching Sonny.
- Sonny Forelli flies to Vice City to recoup his money himself and persuades Lance Vance, Vercetti's best friend in the city, to join forces with him. Forelli and Vance assault Vercetti's mansion but are both killed.
- Phil Cassidy blew off his left arm!
- The Haitian Drug Factory in Little Haiti, Vice City is destroyed in an explosion caused by Tommy Vercetti and the Cuban Gang.
- Rock band Love Fist arrives in Vice City and holds several performances.
- The "best ever graphics" was discovered, as seen at the coffee table in Tommy's Hotel room at Ocean View Hotel
- Victor Vance (killed in an ambushed drugs deal)
- Harry (killed in an ambushed drugs deal)
- Lee (killed in an ambushed drugs deal)
- Leo Teal (a hitman killed for his suspected role in the ambushed drugs deal)
- Carl Pearson (killed on orders from Mr. Black for unknown reasons)
- Mrs. Dawson (killed on orders from Mr. Black for unknown reasons)
- Mike Griffin (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Dick Tanner (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Marcus Hammond (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Franco Carter (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Nick Kong (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Charlie Dilson (killed on orders from Mr. Black for planning a bank robbery)
- Gonzalez (killed for his role in the ambushed drug deal)
- Pierre La Ponce (killed to obtain military technology for Juan Cortez)
- Ricardo Diaz (killed for his role in the ambushed drugs deal)
- Hilary King (killed during an armed robbery at El Banco Corrupto Grande)
- Pedro Garcia (killed for being a rival gun runner to Phil Cassidy)
- Lance Vance (killed for betraying Tommy Vercetti)
- Sonny Forelli (killed for betraying Tommy Vercetti)
- Billy Grey is arrested for hijacking.
- Tyrone Hancock is arrested for possession of heroin.
- Isiah Friedlander receives a Doctorate Degree in Psychology.
- Brian Jeremy is arrested for grand larceny.
- Gerald McReary is arrested for grand larceny.
- Oswaldo Quiroga is arrested for assault.
- Bucky Sligo is arrested for grand larceny.
- Fredo Volpe is arrested for armed robbery.
- Stephanie Peerson is born in Liberty City.
- Larry Tupper is born in Blaine County, San Andreas.