It is totally common for modern video games to have easter eggs and players love it. The easter eggs can be anything, from a secret asset or character to a reference. The best games tend to offer easter eggs based on references to other games, popular media, or memes. Other games give preference to secrets within the gaming universe and many of those are still favorites even though many players know about them. Easter eggs are a part of the video gaming culture and players totally enjoy looking for them; the popularity of easter eggs even exceeds the popularity of the top Canadian no wagering casinos. In this post, we will remind you about ten of the most well-known easter eggs in famous video games.
I. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher: Wild Hunt has a hidden portal that will lead the players to the so-called Cow Level with its own unique atmosphere and quests. Players will encounter everything connected to cows on this level and this is a completely different experience compared to the serious journey of the main character along the whole gaming universe. The humor and absurdity of this easter egg made it one of the top favorites according to many gamers.
II. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Finds Jar Jar Binks In Carbonite
In 2008, The Prequel Trilogy of Star Wars concluded with Revenge of the Sith, and the canon of the franchise was a bit spread thin due to numerous books and video games featuring the different eras of Star Wars. Back in 2008, not many fans of the universe liked Jar Jar Binks. However, already in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, players found this Gungan frozen in carbonite and this is a fun easter egg indeed. Unfortunately, the game has no option to unfreeze Jar Jar to make him join the player in this journey.
III. Silent Hill 2’s Dog Ending
Silent Hill 2 is a horror game that does not typically feature any silly jokes but the Dog Ending is one of the top easter eggs one can find in the whole video gaming industry. It is pretty difficult to get to a happier ending in Silent Hill 2 and players can find a different path at the Lakeview Hotel when they receive the dog key and head to the observation room but only after watching the videotape. In this room, they find the Mira Shiba Inu dog who turns out to be the driving force behind all the gloomy events. This easter egg is so silly and unexpectedly fun that many players truly enjoy it for taking them away from the horrors of the original game.
IV. Assassin’s Creed 3 – Assassin’s Beak
Almost two decades have passed since the first Assassin’s Creed game and its popularity doesn’t seem to show any signs of fading. In game 3, a fun easter egg awaits for the players. Players have to find any turkey in the game and give it a treat. While the turkey eats the treat the players have to use the classic Konami code of Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. This combination unlocks the extra feature and the turkey is given an Assassin’s hood. Many players are excited by this adorable and cute Assassin Turkey.
V. Batman: Arkham Asylum’s Arkham City Plans
After they get to Quincy Sharp’s office, players can take the Explosive Gel gadget to apply it to a particular place on the left wall. The wall will detonate and a secret panel will be revealing an office behind the wall. The office has some extra materials that can be used in the game. Interestingly enough, this easter egg was not known about for a long time until only recently, when the studio itself told its fans about the hidden office in the wall.
VI. Cyberpunk 2077’s Bridge Baby
Cyberpunk 2077 is famous for its numerous easter eggs (as well as numerous bugs and drawbacks) giving references to many pop culture phenomena and productions. One of the easter eggs that have mostly gone unnoticed was the Bridge Baby from Death Stranding. To find the Bridge Baby in Cyberpunk 2077, players need to continue through River Ward’s questline until they have access to “The Hunt” side mission. From here, they can break into a medical clinic and find the Bridge Baby in the artificial womb in one of the rooms.
VII. Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops offers an unexpected set of easter eggs for players who are nostalgic about games other than a battlefield. Hidden within the game’s main menu are fully playable arcade games that can be unlocked if the player interacts with the main menu’s computer terminal. By typing “Zork” on the keyboard, they unlock a text-based set of games from the ’80s.
VIII. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins takes place in ancient Egypt, and within its vast world lies a hidden tomb dedicated to the legendary conqueror Alexander the Great. Exploring these historical locations is one of the main attractions of the game that makes players so excited. However, besides the traps and puzzles, players can also find valuable treasures and artifacts. There are no specific easter eggs that can be connected to other games or media but the catch is that not every player is able to uncover each and every treasure. Only those lucky ones will find these rewards.
IX. Halo 3
To modify the gameplay mechanics, players in Halo 3 are looking for hidden skulls. One of the most thought-for skulls is IWHBYD and finding it triggers a very entertaining dialogue throughout the game. To try and find it, players have to be really careful in their explorations. There are some hidden symbols scattered all over the locations and if the player interacts with these symbols in a specific manner they will get a chance to find the skull.
X. Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is famous for numerous hidden secrets and easter eggs. One of these is hidden in the snowy region of the map near what looks like a settler frozen in a block of ice. The meaning of this easter egg is not clear but the whole situation is rather creepy and raises numerous questions about the story of the settler. Only players who explore the game universe thoroughly will be able to find this easter egg.