25 Creepiest Video Game Easter Eggs

Posted by , Updated on May 23, 2024

Have you ever wondered what kind of creepy video game Easter eggs are out there? Believe it or not, video game developers are pretty clever about leaving behind hidden gems for players to find. But sometimes, they make them extra scary to spook the players. Some of these Easter eggs are super hard to find, while others are maybe just in the background. Either way, they’re likely to give you a shiver up your spine. Here are 25 Creepiest Video Game Easter Eggs.



The Witch in Payday: The Heist

Payday_The_HeistSource: http://payday.wikia.com/wiki/No_Mercy

In the video game Payday: The Heist, there’s a brief chance you might be able to see the Witch from Left 4 Dead. She’s behind the locked closet door in the hallway near the reception desk. If you stare at her too long, she’ll jump-scare the player who disturbed her.


The Squid in Assassin’s Creed II

assassins creedSource: https://www.engadget.com/2009/11/25/so-theres-this-squid-in-assassins-creed-2/

If you’re brave and want to see something fun, go stare into the pool at Santa Maria Delle Visitazione in the game Assassin’s Creed II. There, you’ll be visited by a giant squid creature. It might take a minute or two to happen, so be patient.


The Statue of Happiness in Grand Theft Auto IV

gta 4Source: http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Statue_of_Happiness

In the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, if you use a helicopter, boat, or just go for a swim, you can reach Happiness Island, which holds The Statue of Happiness, based on The Statue of Liberty. The creepiest thing about the Statue of Happiness is its very large grin and the heart chained inside.


In Half Life 2, the Headcrab Zombies ask for help.

Half-Life_2Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwWeKb819Ik

In Half-Life 2, you’re likely to run into the horrifying Headcrab Zombie at some point. However, you may not have noticed their grisly screams are asking you for help. If you reverse the sound, you’ll clearly hear them say, “Oh god help…help me.”


The Curse of the Gyroid Face in Animal Crossing

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Some thought the curse of the Gyroid face in the game Animal Crossing was a glitch at first. Then they found out it was an intentional Easter egg put in by the developers. In the Gamecube version, if you leave town and reset the Gamecube while in another town, you’ll end up looking like a very creepy creature called Gyroid.


The Disturbing Secret Intro in Batman: Arkham Knight

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In Batman: Arkham Knight, the original opening intro shows Batman burning Joker’s body. However, if you beat the game once and start a new game, a new intro appears, and it’s very freaky. The Joker pops up and says, “This is how it happened. This is how the Joker died.”


The Villain's Backstory in No More Heroes

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In the game No More Heroes, if you slow down her monologue at the very end, you can find out the villain Jeane’s horrifying backstory that brought her down an evil path.


The Bloody Teddy Bear in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call_of_Duty_Black_OpsSource: http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Teddy_Bear

In many of the Call of Duty games, the teddy bear makes frequent appearances, but only in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 can you find a bloody teddy bear that comes to life and slowly turns its head to look at you.


The Secret Room of the Dead in Skyrim

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If you played Skyrim, you’ve likely killed quite a lot of people on your journey. Most believe once they loot these corpses, they disappear forever. But that’s not entirely true. They actually get sent to a secret room that isn’t easily accessible. If you know the right commands, you can find this secret room of the dead, but be forewarned, it’s not for the faint of heart.


The Secret Scrolls in Splatoon

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Splatoon was a breakout hit on the Wii U, allowing users to play against each other in a war of paint. If you pull yourself away from the addictive multiplayer and go into the single player mode, you may find the secret scrolls. The secret scrolls chronicle the demise of humanity and what is the present day reality in the world of Splatoon. So, yeah, for a cute and colorful game, it’s pretty grim.


The Ghost of Mount Gordo in Grand Theft Auto V

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In Grand Theft Auto V, if you head over to Mount Gordo from 11 pm to midnight, the ghost of Jolene will appear. However, if you get too close, the ghost will disappear. On the rock that the ghost hovers over is the name “Jock,” written in blood. It’s referring to the man who murdered her.


Robbie The Rabbit in Silent Hill: The Room

Silent_HillSource: http://silenthill.wikia.com/wiki/Robbie_the_Rabbit

Robbie the Rabbit is a recurring character in the Silent Hill games but in Silent Hill: The Room, he appears as a creepy, bloody doll sitting on a bed. At first, it’s just a lifeless doll, but eventually, he points menacingly at you.


The Angel Statues in The Witcher 3

witcher 3Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vqs6BiHSLo

In The Witcher 3, if you walk inside a stone chapel with two stone angel statues keeping guard, something weird will happen when you leave. The angel statues will be in a different position, staring at you. If you turn your back to the statues and move the camera away, they’ll change position again and keep staring at you.


The Ghost Town of Tumbleweed in Red Dead Redemption

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There’s a town called Tumbleweed in Red Dead Redemption that’ll likely haunt your nightmares for weeks. Visitors to the ghost town have mentioned many sightings of ghosts that’ll appear if you go to certain parts of the town at certain times of day.


The Ghost Girl in Pokemon X & Y

pokemon x and ySource: http://kotaku.com/nobody-knows-what-the-deal-is-with-the-ghost-girl-in-po-1458254184

In the game Pokemon X & Y, sometimes a girl appears in Lumiose City when you enter a certain building. Not only will the screen flash but the music stops. When you talk to the ghost girl, she’ll say, “No, you’re not the one…” and then she’ll disappear.


The Cavemen in Halo 3

halo 3Source: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Cavemen

In Halo 3 at the Sierra 117 level, there are several places to find cavemen hiding in caves and rocks. One such sighting involves a family of cavemen that don’t move; they just eerily stare at you.


The Island from "Lost" Is Hidden in Just Cause 2

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When playing Just Cause 2, there’s an isolated island out in the ocean. If you fly over it, your plane will always crash. On the island, there are tons of references to the television show Lost, including the smoke monsters and the hatch.


The Hidden Ghost in Hitman: Contracts

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In the game Hitman: Contracts, you can find a ghost during the mission “Traditions of the Trade.” Find a door that says “Wing Closed,” pick the lock, turn left, go through the double doors, and you’ll see six rooms. In each room, if you look in the mirror, you’ll see a ghost looking at you.


Your Name is Whispered in Black & White 2

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Black & White 2 is a video game where you can act as an all powerful god, choosing whether to be benevolent or vengeful. Supposedly there’s an Easter egg where the game unexpectedly whispers your name while you play.


The Shadow People in Super Mario Galaxy 2

mario galaxy 2Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdOnUUCPYWI

While playing Super Mario Galaxy 2, go to the Shiverburn Galaxy and switch the camera to first person. If you look at one of the cliffs, there are dark silhouettes that stare at you.


“Who Are You Running From?" in Game Boy Camera

Game-Boy-CameraSource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4YYfPjf5tM

Before cell phones had cameras attached to them, the Game Boy had the ability to take pictures with the Game Boy Camera. The camera had the option to take pictures but also to play a game. In the game, if you select “run” a creepy picture appears and asks, “Who are you running from?”


Demon Doors and Secret Cottages in Fable 2

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In Fable 2, the developers placed demon doors and secret cottages scattered across the world of the game. If you pass through the demon door and walk up to the cottage, it looks bright and beautiful, but once you enter the door, everything changes into a grim, dark massacre.


Slender Man in Runner 2

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While going through a level in Runner 2, you may notice in the background that Slender Man is stalking you, watching and waiting. It’s more than a little creepy.


Secret Message in Sonic CD

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Sonic CD has a secret sound test screen. If you make the right combination on the gamepad, a creepy screen with Japanese text appears with eerie music.


Library Ghost Reaper in Gears of War: Judgement

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While playing multiplayer in Gears of War: Judgement, if you go through a secret doorway, you’ll find an eerie painting which under the right conditions will reveal a kind of library ghost reaper flipping through pages of a book.

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