Today is Easter, the day we thank the Undead, Bearded Prophet-Savior for defeating the giant Rabbit by throwing eggs and candy at it, then launching it into the sun with his Peep™ Cannon.

Pretty sure that is how the story goes. We never paid much attention. However, we decided to tell you all our favorite Easter Eggs in gaming! We asked some of your favorite staff here at Gaming Access Weekly.

John D.
Chief Operating Officer/Streamer/Most Likely Drinking Jelly Bean Schnapps

Oh my, there are so many! However, I’m a huge Star Wars geek and even in some of the Star Wars games there are some pretty clever nods that fans will cheer or jeer for.

In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, you know the hack and slash one, At one point in this game, your character, Starkiller (the original last name of Luke Skywalker), comes across a figure frozen in carbonite. It is on the Imperial Kashyyyk level. There is this little museum of collectibles. No, it’s not Han Solo because that hasn’t happened yet canonically. It’s Jar Jar Binks. Everyone’s least-likable idiot. Please, keep him frozen.

Also in Star Wars: The Old Republic there is a lovely little call to this universe’s Caped Crusader and his helpful companion. Yes, Batman and Robin make a nice little appearance and can be found in Zakuul. You’ll find them as “The Fallen Knight and The Rising Squire”.

Adam S.
Senior Staff Writer/Rabbit Historian

Easter eggs were never something I actively look for. Mostly I’m always trying to collect items to obtain achievements/trophies. So easter eggs, while fun, I ignore most of the time. Except, this one:

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. A challenging and inventive platformer, this is a must play for every gamer. In the Shiverburn Galaxy in the Pull Star Planet in Grandmaster Galaxy, there are 3 visible mysterious figures in the background. No one knows why these figures are there, whether they were cut and forgotten or left there intentionally. Either way, these figures can be seen starring at Mario with an almost horrifying glare. As a fan of supernatural things, I love this, especially since it was in a game that was intended for children. It was unexpected, mysterious, and disturbing. Translation, awesome!

Allen S
Editorials/Reviews Manager/Totally Forgot This Was Even A Holiday

There are a ton of Easter Eggs out there that come to mind but my favorite is still in Gears of War 2. There is a part when the group is in the Locust Queen’s castle and the group has the chance to come across a totally miss-able area on one of the staircase landings.

If players walk up to a certain pillar on the far side of the landing and rev the lancer against the pillar it will eventually break revealing an interactable toaster. If you press the button to interact with it toast will start cooking and eventually pop up. Marcus will bellow “WHO WANTS TOAST?!” and Cole will reply. It’s completely random to come across it for the first time and I think that’s why it stands out so much from other Easter Eggs in games. 

Robin G.
Senior Staff and Editorial Writer/Wait, I get easter chocolate for this right?

I’ve never been the biggest seeker of easter eggs in my gaming career/life, but there are a few that stand out. One, in particular, that is both hilarious, but if you really think about it, a bit unsettling.

When Diablo 3 was first revealed, there were complaints about the games art style calling it bright and full of rainbows and happiness. The developers at Blizzard ran with this idea and created the mystical land of Whimsyshire where players could gain access to once they had the Staff of Herding in their possession.

The Secret Unicorn level is filled with colorful landscapes, demonic teddy bears, flowers, and carnivorous unicorns all being torn apart in various gruesome ways by you and your friends. This whimsical landscape is one of the weirdest easter eggs I have ever experienced, and honestly a bit more unsettling than the regular fare of demons and ghouls.

Well, we want to wish everyone out there a Very Happy Passover, Easter, Greek Easter, and Spring (if you celebrate none of those) and to keep a lookout in your favorites games. Easter Eggs are everywhere! What are some of your favorites? Tell us in the comment section below!

About The Author

John D
Chief Operating Officer

John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.