The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, more commonly known as North Korea, is a country located on the Korean Peninsula in eastern Asia. It is bordered by China and Russia to the north and South Korea to the south.
No Grand Theft Auto games are released in North Korea due to government regulations that strictly prohibit any media from the outside world, including music, video games, movies, and television shows. Nonetheless, Grand Theft Auto games are commonly bootlegged in North Korea, and according to some sources, are rarely confiscated by authorities.
There are a few references to the country in the series.
- Korea Town is a neighborhood located in Alderney
- Wonsu Nodong appears to be a North Korean gang.
- Kim Young-Guk and his father are from North Korea.
- The Midtown Gangsters is a North Korean gang.
- The Korean Mob is a North Korean crime syndicate.
- During the Strangers and Freaks mission Paparazzo, Beverly Felton mentions rumours about the singer Samantha Muldoon buying a North Korean baby off the black market.
- Pyongyang is mentioned during The Doomsday Scenario in Grand Theft Auto Online.