Gaming Secrets: Creepy Easter Eggs
Easter eggs in video games are pretty interesting to find. At least the novelty of having the ability to find them is there, although they need a bit of legwork for a small benefit. Once every so often, a title will throw us a curveball and present Easter eggs that are less “fun” and more “nightmarish and fearful.” Join us as we go through the most chilling video game Easter eggs we’re able to uncover. And be alert as this post has spoilers.
For less scary ones, or for ones related to Bioware’s games only, check out this easter eggs post.
The Ghost of Mount Gordo – Grand Theft Auto V
This is a modern legend that is like a supposed myth inside the game. Soon after the game was released, intrepid explorers found that if they were to go to a particular point on Mount Gordo between 11:00 PM and midnight, they’d be able to see the phantom of a woman out in the distance. She floats around before disappearing and looks like the stuff of nightmares. If you go near her, she poofs, but then you will be able to read a bloodied word beneath her specter self, spelling out “Jock.” Zoom in on her face with a sniper rifle when she appears if you are feeling daring.
Robbie, the Rabbit, found you peeking – Silent Hill 4: The Room
Robbie, the Rabbit, is a staple of the Silent Hill series, appearing as an anthropomorphic bunny with blood smeared around his face. In this game, he is just a little stuffed animal that sits on your own neighbor’s bed. But he knows you’re looking, and he exposes you in a very creepy. We don’t understand what is more horrifying: the fact that this doll that is menacing is living or the fact you look like a voyeur.
BioShock Infinite: Seabed Graves
Part Two, you take control of Elizabeth once more, only, this time, it is another iteration of the character. You are taken on a boat ride mirroring the start of BioShock Infinite after you chance upon your dead body from Burial at Sea – Part One. Everything seems par for the course and you’re ready to follow in the footsteps of Booker until you look down at the water.
Floating about in the murky depths of the ocean are a group dead bodies. Whether or not they’re all corpses of the various variants of Elizabeth isn’t clear, but the sight is unnerving.
Fatal Frame Screen Saver Scares:
You do not need to sleep tonight? If you’re looking to remain alert for the foreseeable future, we recommend leaving the controller alone and playing with the Fatal Frame games. Through the series, a kind of “screen saver” will appear after you have been idle for a little while. These screen savers can come in the kind of bloody hand prints appearing throughout ghostly faces peering out at you or the display. Where are Peter Venkman and his pals when they are needed by you?
Assassin’s Creed II: Final Tomb
Go to the Assassin Tomb which is called “Visitazione’s Secret,” you can activate a series of levers and head to the water platforms room. If you peer out into the water, you’ll activate a cutscene that features a large, octopus-like creature swimming by. Activate the lever near that place again and you will be in for another surprise when you gaze into the pool.
The lift ghost – Pokemon X/Y
Sometimes you encounter a couple of things that leave you feeling a bit distressed even in light games. The elevator ghost of Lumiose City is a good example of such content that is disturbing. The screen flashes and she will come from behind you, all creepy-looking with her dark dress and purple hair. The ghost will let out some fairly horrific noises and say that you’re “not the one.” We believe this is a superb thing because she simply leaves. We shudder thinking of what she had to do if you had been the one.
Spooky ambient audio – Xbox One
While it is not from an actual game, the original Xbox’s primary menu concealed some aural secrets which could be downright terrifying. If you walked away and left the console’s main menu idle for a while, you’d probably return to the sounds of awful music, creepy whispers, demonic chanting, or other sorts of terrible noises. Thanks, Xbox.