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Looking forwards to an extra long weekend? Easter is here and it’s time to kick back, relax, and maybe play a few games while you’re off.
We have assembled some of our favourite Easter Eggs from games over the years that you may want to keep your eyes out for. So, let’s start.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Mannequins in 90 Seconds
A lot of you Call of Duty veterans may be spending your time hunting for those Zombie easter eggs. But our favourite comes in with the classic multiplayer map: Nuketown. In Nuketown 2025, if you shoot or knife all the heads of the mannequins in 90 seconds, the TV in the sign in the middle of the map will turn on. Letting you play retro Activision games including Pitfall 2 and River Raid.
Fallout New Vegas – Indiana Jones
Fallout New Vegas is a brilliant game, and it certainly has its secrets. One of such is its Easter Egg referring to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. On a road from Goodsprings, you can find an open fridge. Inside the fridge? A skeleton wearing a fedora. No doubt about the scene in Indiana Jones, where one of our favourite heroes survives a nuclear test by hiding in a fridge. Only this time, it doesn’t work out so well…
Halo Combat Evolved - The Legendary Ending
Here’s one that some of the most hardcore players will remember. The legendary ending of Halo Combat Evolved was certainly unforgettable. As the UNSC Pillar of Autumn explodes, Sergeant Johnson and a Stealth Elite hug as the screen fades to white. While this scene is not canon, it certainly did give many players a good laugh at the end of the brutal campaign.
Call of Duty Black Ops – Menu Easter Egg
Yes, it is another Call of Duty easter egg. But this is a classic one I am sure many players will know about. While sitting on the main menu screen, instead of selecting what mode you can go to, you can use the triggers to tear yourself out of your seat constraints and explore the room that you are in. And in this room? A small terminal. By entering specific codes into this terminal, like “DOA” you can play some minigames, view intel and unlock some special secrets. Pretty neat huh?
Doom 2016 – Classic Level
Doom 2016 received very good ratings. But we aren’t here to look back on how good it was. On every level of Doom 2016, if you look hard enough you can several classic Doom and Doom 2 maps. These maps are not difficult to unlock, and just involve you finding them. And once you do, you can enjoy the original 2D maps that many players will get nostalgic about.
Metal Gear Solid 3 – The End
Another that will take many of you back. In your final encounter with the End, there is a secret way to take him out. Once you reach the area where you fight the End, you can simply save your game and turn it off. Head back to the main menu of your console and set the clock a few weeks ahead and head back into the game. Once you’ve done this, you will find that the End has died of old age.
Borderlands 2 – Minecraft
Fans of the popular looter shooter Borderlands 2 will remember this Easter Egg better than any. Borderlands as a game series have always been packed with pop culture references. And its Minecraft Easter is certainly the biggest so far. Within the Caustic Caverns area, at the end of the minecart track, you can follow a small hidden path. In the end, you will find a series of breakable blocks, and behind them: a few creepers ready to blow you up.
Portal – Cake!
In one of the world’s most popular puzzle games: Portal there is a neat little Easter Egg. GLaDOS, the game’s main AI, regularly tells the player that they would receive a prize by completing her puzzles. Cake! What better way to celebrate your accomplishment?
Well, slow your horses. In Chamber 16, an Easter Egg lies hidden behind a series of cubes. Move the two cubes jamming a press and you will see the word “HELP.” By crouching, you can move into the space and explore. On the wall on the left, written multiple times is the phrase “The Cake is a Lie!” The cake all along is a trick. And the message? A warning to unaware participants alerting them of GLaDOS’ trickery.
GTA San Andreas – No Easter Eggs Up Here
The Gant Bridge Easter Egg is very well known in Grand Theft Auto. In the critically acclaimed entry: GTA San Andreas, you can use an aircraft or jetpack, or even climb, to the top of the middle spire and find a sign. The message on the sign? “There are no Easter Eggs up here. Go away.” This serves no purpose in the game of course than some humour for the players willing to go through the effort.
Silent Hill 2 – Alternate Ending
Silent Hill 2 is one of the highest-rated horror games around. And one of my personal favourites too. There are around 6 endings for this game, but there are two that are particularly hilarious. These two are the Dog and UFO endings. The “Dog” ending reveals that over the events of the whole game, a dog has been in pretty much full control. And the UFO ending, the main protagonist of the first game Harry Mason helps a group of aliens abduct James and flee. A great way to end a horror game.
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