Top 10 Favourite Game Easter Eggs

Top 10 Favourite Game Easter Eggs

By  Dylan Pamintua - 6th Apr 2023

Not all easter eggs are made out of chocolate…

Top 10 Favourite Game Easter Eggs

Videogame easter eggs.

Secrets added into games by developers, either because they were bored or they wanted to reward the player for exploring or doing something completely insane. Ever since the first easter egg was found in Moonlander, we’ve had so many games include them that it would be hard to list them all, so here are some of my favourites in no particular order.

1. Trevanator - Borderlands 3

In Borderlands 3, the Trevanator is a legendary Maliwan shotgun made in tribute to a Borderlands fan, Trevor Eastman, who was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on the 2nd of October, 2019. It is a world drop and can be obtained anywhere but has an increased chance to drop from Private Beans located in Athenas.

2. Co-op Mode - Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

Every version of Devil May Cry 3 actually has a hidden co-op mode, but is a little convoluted to play. If you plug in a controller when Dante is either using Doppelganger style or during the Arkham fight with Vergil, the second player can actually control them. This is not hinted at anywhere, not even on the game’s box where companies must include a mention of that.

3. Hint of Future Game - Batman Arkham Series

In every Batman Arkham game developed by Rocksteady, they will include an easter egg that hints at the next entry of the series, starting with Batman: Arkham Asylum – which wasn’t found until the developers revealed its existence about a year after Batman: Arkham City was announced.

4. M'aiq the Liar - Elder Scrolls Series

The Elder Scrolls games have tons of easter eggs, and it would be hard to choose one from a particular game, so I decided to choose the most recurring easter egg: M'aiq the Liar. Ever since Morrowind, he’s been in every Elder Scrolls game, from Skyrim to Elder Scrolls Online, and whenever you talk to him you might hear something that sounds a little too much like Bethesda making fun of their fanbase.

5. Waiting - Far Cry 4

The most amusing easter egg in my eyes, is waiting around for 15 minutes in the first playable sequence of Far Cry 4, doing this will just solve the plot, no strings attached. Future Far Cry games also feature less violent methods of ending the game, such as not arresting a criminal or leaving as soon as you can.

6. Shoot the Water - Resident Evil 4

I’m not gonna say anything. Just start playing Resident Evil 4 (or the remake) and shoot the water at the lake a couple of times. You’ll know when you’ve done it.

7. Stan Lee - Marvel’s Spider-Man

To see a Stan Lee cameo after his death, even in virtual form in Marvel’s Spider-Man, is always a treat. You can even find a memorial to him in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales.

Alternate Reality Game (ARG) - Trials Evolution

Trials Evolution is known for many things. As a physics-based biking game, a platform to create incredible games and levels, and also an ARG Easter egg that won’t finish until August 2113.

9. JoJo References - JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

The amount of references to the manga in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is mind boggling. From Part 2 Joseph having responses for every single character predicting what they’re about to say, to things that actually affect gameplay like reducing damage or being unaffected by certain character’s abilities.

10. Wild Wasteland - Fallout: New Vegas

The Wild Wasteland perk from Fallout: New Vegas essentially spawns a ton of Easter eggs around the map, such as getting robbed by a bunch of old ladies or seeing what really happens when you use a fridge to hide from a nuclear bomb. Couldn’t pick one, so I decided on all of them.

This is only a small sample of all the easter eggs found in games, so why not start easter egg hunting yourself? You can find all the mentioned games and more on Fanatical.

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