- The contest over Donald's mysterious package is lifted straight from Pulp Fiction. Like in the movie, we never see what's in there.
- Cartel members often say "You want the chainsaw, gringo?" during firefights, a reference to a particularly memorable scene in Scarface (1983).
- The Triad gangsters sometimes say "Do you feel lucky, punk?"
- The Spanked Up Madmen in "Kingdom Come" are a shout-out to the Simulacrums from Marathon.
- Yardies will sometimes yell "I want to hear you scream!" as a taunt, referencing The Serpent and the Rainbow.
- The Haitian gangsters in Vice City say this as well.
- Luigi's club is named Sex Club 7.
- The Rhino tank in GTA III era games(except San Andreas) is modeled after the similiar vehicle from Warhammer 40,000.
- The white construction worker pedestrian is pretty much a walking source of references to the Village People.
- "You can sail the seven seas!"
- "In the Navy!"
- "There's no need to feel down."
- "Young man..."
- "Call the YMCA!"
- "There's a place you can go."
- All songs on Flashback FM are from the soundtrack of Scarface (1983).
- The remote-controlled toy-car-bomb missions are possibly a Shout-Out to Dirty Harry : The Dead Pool.
Shout Out / Grand Theft Auto III