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Top 10 Video Games With The Most Easter Eggs

Secrets can turn a good game into a great game. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Video Games With The Most Easter Eggs.

For this list we're looking at the games that hide more extra content than you'd expect. We're basing our picks on a mix of sheer quantity, how they're hidden and what each game's Easter eggs give back to players.

#10: "Bayonetta" (2010)

Though 'Bayonetta' isn't a subtle game, it pays amazing homage to the games and cinema that inspired it. If you don't recognize Joe Red Hot's grave or a sign for Movie Land as a callback to 'Viewtiful Joe,' Bayonetta even screams his iconic catchphrase. Barkeeper Rodin also makes a sly reference to 'Resident Evil 4' on occasion. You can also unlock the original themes from Sega's 'Afterburner' and 'Space Harrier' in two levels that feature remixes of those songs. Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore from 'Apocalypse Now' was even honored through weapons and a costume, and his golden LP plays 'Ride of The Valkyries.'

#9: "Assassin's Creed” series (2007-)

The 'Assassin's Creed' Franchise has featured everything from biblical plagues to turkey assassins for keen players to find. In the first game, the developers would hide several balconies that look like Optimus Prime in Damascus and Acre. 'Assassin's Creed Black Flag' contains tons of hidden dialogue, including one iconic joke from 'The IT Crowd.' 'Origins' gives nods to 'Dark Souls' through a bonfire, and has hidden laptop entries from 'Watch Dogs.' The entry also features a version of Arya Stark's sword Needle, with 'Stick 'em with the pointy end' in its description. Even Doctor Who' signature Tardis appears at the bottom of a lake in 'Origins.'

#8: "Dying Light" (2014)

The action of 'Dying Light' moves so fast, that it's hard to imagine there's literal treasure in its huge rivers. The developers also recreated a loot cave from 'Destiny' and tell players 'Your destiny is to build your legend and get loot.' A hidden warp-pipe will take you to a first-person recreation of World 1-1 from 'Super Mario Bros.' complete with Goombas and a hidden block. One poster in 'Dying Light' features a QR code that takes you to a website with a full back-story for Harran City. The Clickers from 'The Last Of Us' and the fighting vegetation of 'Plants vs. Zombies' also appear.

#7: "Call of Duty” series (2003-)

Though early entries in the 'Call Of Duty' series featured dangerous teddy bears and dancing Nazis, the franchise hasn't slowed down. In fact, teddy bears have been hidden throughout most of the games, with some carrying weapons and others activating songs. The menu for 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops' lets you access a computer to play a 2D shooter and the text adventure 'Zork'. Decapitating all the mannequins in 15 seconds on Nuketown unlocks music in 'Black Ops', and a playable version of one of Activision’s earliest games: “Pitfall” in 'Black Ops II.' Doing this in 'Black Ops 3' even turns the mannequins into deadly weeping angels from 'Doctor Who.'

#6: "Just Cause 3" (2015)

'Just Cause 3' has more references than banana stands have money. Thor's famous hammer Mjolnir is hidden on a mountain, and not even connecting it to a vehicle can move it. The Smoke Monster from 'Lost' even attacks people on an island with Hurley's van nearby. A miniature 'Stargate' also appears on the map that will teleport you to different areas of the game. Helping a dog get home unlocks 'Doge mode' where damage readings turns into Doge speak. 'Just Cause 3' even addresses the white vs blue dress meme, with two women wearing the alternate colors beside each other.

#5: "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" (2015)

From the Monty Python White Rabbit to an entire fairytale world through DLC “The Witcher 3” had a lot of secrets to offer. Though the Three Little Pigs show up to fight in a brick house, their straw and stick homes show up in the expansion as well. The game's fist-fighting side-quest makes a clever reference to 'Fight Club' through a character called Durden the Tailor. One expansion pits you against a band of warriors who relentlessly quote the War Boys from 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' There’s even some hilarious non-reference Easter eggs to by found, like insisting to check a body’s genitals during the Carnal Sins quest.

#4: "Borderlands 2" (2012)

The humor of 'Borderlands 2' extends to their Easter eggs, including an entire audio clip dedicated to the 'Double Rainbow' video. The Guardian Ruins area also contains destroyable 'Minecraft' cubes that lead to a cave full of Creepers. You can also scan several QR codes throughout the game that will text you 'Thank You's' and Captain Picard quotes. One pizza delivery mission even leads you to a band of mutants named after some famous ninja turtles and their master. Amongst the many video game references is Donkey Mong, a giant enemy who throws barrels at you.

#3: "Grand Theft Auto Series" (1997-)

Unlike most games, the 'Grand Theft Auto' creators have always been aware that players are looking for hidden content that just isn't there. 'San Andreas' and 'Grand Theft Auto III' included signs to mock players trying to reach useless areas of the map. Perhaps the most famous is the Statue of Happiness from 'GTA IV,' which has a beating heart inside. Flying a helicopter in 'GTA V' around Raton Canyon reveals a pair of women driving off a cliff just like 'Thelma & Louise.' We have 2 Top 10 lists already dedicated to many other Easter Eggs so be sure to check them out too.

#2: "Batman Arkham" series (2009-15)

Considering he’s been around for almost 80 years now, Rocksteady Studios didn’t skimp on dropping so many Easter eggs in the Dark Knight’s biggest game series. You can find the Justice League villain Starro stored in a tank. Changing your system clock while playing 'Arkham City' gives Calendar Man hidden voice lines, including a hint at the later games. You can even find nods to Batman’s history scattered throughout each of the games, and once again we have a Top 10 list dedicated to some of the best ones in the series for you to check out.
Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
"Saints Row IV" (2013)

"Metal Gear Solid 3" (2004)

#1: "World Of Warcraft" (2004)

Blizzard has been adding to 'World of Warcraft' for years, so it's no surprise that celebrities like Robin Williams have been immortalized as characters. Even the infamous Leeroy Jenkins has his own NPC that will constantly charge into battle. Like many games before it, WoW features the hatch from 'Lost' along with a parody of the show's number sequence. Bambi and friends appear with copyright-friendly names, and you can even watch Bambi avenge his mom. Amongst the more hidden events; is the demon children of Goldshire, who invoke the voice of C'Thun if you follow them long enough. And all that is just the tip of the iceberg.
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