The developers at Rockstar Games haven’t come by their reputation as masters of pop culture references by accident. Turning to movies, TV, music and internet culture to add flavor and in-jokes whenever possible, Grand Theft Auto V is without a doubt the largest, most comprehensively-designed game world in the company’s history. As a result, the easter eggs are almost too many to name.
Ranging from movie references, homages to past games in Rockstar’s history, or completely obscure and mysterious hints to overarching conspiracies, we’ve gathered together as many as we could find. There are sure to be more surfacing as the weeks go by, but for now, these are the ones that every GTAV player should try to witness firsthand.
We’ll steer clear of major spoilers, but some minor mysteries or surprises may be spoiled by reading through. You have been warned.
North Yankton’s Frozen Alien
It doesn’t take long for the easter eggs to start dropping, as the first can be found within the snowy prologue. When the getaway car approaches a sharp turn to the right and over the bridge, instead head immediately down the slope one the right to the frozen river below.
Located directly under the bridge, encased in the ice, is the first (but not last) alien creature hidden in the campaign. Unfortunately, checking out the icy extraterrestrial means failing the mission, but we’d argue that it’s more than worth it. And if you’re a fan of mysterious UFOs, there are plenty more hidden touches you’ll be eager to uncover.
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