Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2009.
- Grand Theft Auto IV DLC The Lost and Damned was released for the Xbox 360 on February 17.
- Grand Theft Auto IV DLC The Lost and Damned was released for the PlayStation 3 and PC on April 13.
- Grand Theft Auto Double Pack: Liberty City Stories & Vice City Stories was released for the PlayStation 2 on June 23.
- Grand Theft Auto IV DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony was released for the Xbox 360 on October 29.
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City was released for the Xbox 360 on October 29.
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was released for the Nintendo DS on March 17 and for PSP on October 20.
- Mr. Magic dies on October 2nd from a heart attack in Brooklyn, New York.
- Manhunt 2 is released in North America and Europe for PC on November 9th.
- Huang Lee's father is murdered in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars take place.
- Huang Lee arrives in Liberty City from Hong Kong, China.
- The Yu Jian Sword is stolen from the Lee Family.
- Ling Shan is killed by some street thugs.
- A Chinese food store is destroyed by Huang Lee.
- Uri is killed by Zhou Ming.
- Weazel News reporter Natalie Vanet dies while investigating a drug factory owned by the Yardies.
- Melanie Mallard is killed by Chan Jaoming.
- An gambling den in South Bohan is destroyed by Huang Lee.
- Several Midtown Gangsters underbosses are killed by Huang Lee.
- The Minigun Wonsu Assassin is killed by Huang Lee.
- The Bank of Liberty is robbed by Zhou Ming and some Triads, the crew escape through a Chinatown celebration.
- Several members of Chan Jaoming's entourage are killed on separate occasions by Huang Lee.
- Rusty Schit Salvage is partially destroyed by Huang Lee.
- Two Midtown Gangsters leaders are beheaded by Huang Lee.
- Hsin Jaoming hires the private investigator Lester Leroc to infiltrate the Angels of Death in order to investigate who is leaking information about the Triads.
- Several The Lost Motorcycle Club bikers are killed by Huang Lee, while posing as Lester Leroc and wearing his Angels of Death jacket.
- The Monoglobe and Ice Skating Museum in Meadows Park are destroyed by Huang Lee.
- The Midtown Gangsters main base is destroyed by Huang Lee.
- Several Messina Crime Family mobsters are killed by Huang Lee in an ambush for Rudy D'Avanzo.
- Rudy D'Avanzo is killed by Huang Lee.
- Chan Jaoming is killed by Huang Lee.
- Zhou Ming is killed by Huang Lee.
- Wu "Kenny" Lee is killed by Huang Lee to avenge his father.
- Hsin Jaoming is arrested by Wade Heston.
- Molly Schultz is headhunted by Devin Weston for his "Resistance Training in Rwanda" benefit workout. 
- Roman Bellic and Mallorie Bardas' child may have been born this year.
- Frank Mathers leaves his unnamed first wife to marry Abigail Winthrop. 
- Fabien LaRouche learned various different yoga techniques.
- The Los Santos Panic Basketball Team became champions. 
- Marvin Trill emerges from his underground bunker after 10 years in order to survive Y2K.