One thing about Grand Theft Auto IV that left me disappointed was the lack of easter eggs – little subtle references or inside jokes found inside the games which, while hard to find at times, are ultimately rewarding for the few seconds of laughter they’ll grant you.
So, we’ve got several of our favourite GTA V easter eggs – of which there are plenty more – to share here. Obviously, there might be location and mission spoilers here but none of these give away any major story points.
Remember all the Bigfoot rumours from San Andreas? Remember the mental YouTube videos of PC mods with the X-Files theme song blasting over them? I do. I remember looking for Bigfoot and never finding him. But now with GTA V, he’s here – at least for a few seconds at the start of a mission where you’re using a thermal scope, before disappearing forever.
If you look at the Blueprint map included with the special edition under UV light, then you’ll see some secrets dotted around the area. I’m going to go and buy a UV light today to have a look at these myself, but for those of you without a special edition, there’s an album of photos with all of the secrets.
Veering off course onto the frozen river in the very first “prologue” mission will lead you to perhaps the first GTA V easter egg you’ll see – an alien, frozen under the ice. It’s certainly a humorous reminder of GTA V’s lightheartedness.
This next one is a personal favourite; zombies seem to be in every other game these days, so Grand Theft Auto’s is particularly funny. You’ll find a zombie on the street, but talking to him won’t result in your brain being eaten, but a rather hilarious slice of dialogue.
Rockstar have also confirmed that PlayStation exclusive game Agent still exists, via a license plate on a car. This is very similar to the way Sucker Punch teased Sly Cooper 4 in inFamous 2, so could we be seeing a PS4 announcement soon?
You can go back to the GTA: San Andreas protagonist’s house in GTA V, and it isn’t too far away from Franklin’s abode. The video below shows exact directions, and a little tour of the street.
This one’s the weirdest of the lot, with a ghost that appears on top of Mt. Gordon between 23:00 and 0:00. It’s pretty spooky, and the bloody name that the spirit leaves behind hints that one of the runners for Mayor has been up to no good.
There are plenty more inside jokes, including a dig at the Edinburgh trams on the radio which I found particularly brilliant. I’m really glad that Rockstar have upped their game with the easter eggs in GTA V. My only disappointment is that the moon doesn’t enlarge when shot with a sniper rifle
Have you seen any that aren’t mentioned here? Let us know in the comments section below!