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.
- A pollution leak occurs in Liberty City, presumably with some harmful effects as a government body report stated: "This spill is nowhere near as serious as the pollution leak of 1988, so I don’t know why people are complaining".
- Madd Dogg performed at the Los Santos Forum.
- Phil Bell is arrested for promoting gambling.
- Anna Faustin is born in Russia.
- Lester Arnold is arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
- Jimmy Pegorino is arrested for manslaughter.
- Joseph Johnson is arrested for resisting arrest.
- Michael De Santa does his first bank robbery in the Outskirts of Carcer City. He was later arrested twice in the same year.
- Franklin Clinton is born in South Los Santos.
- Mario Venturella is born in Algonquin.
- Radio Los Santos was founded in Chamberlain Hills, Los Santos and has been blazin' hip hop across San Andreas.