It's Easter time again, and you know what that means: it's time for gamers everywhere to give thanks for the random in-jokes, half-baked secrets, and weird nerdy references that developers hide inside our videogames. Here are nine of the most fun Easter Eggs in recent memory.

9) GTA: San Andreas: No Easter Eggs Up Here


You wouldn't know it from GTA IV's gritty brown realism, but there was a time when this franchise was wacky and light-hearted, a time when you wielded jetpacks, fighter planes and weaponized dildos against increasingly cartoonish odds. This egg is from that San Andreas era, and it in particular is so out there it seems like James Franco and Joaquin Phoenix made it up at one of their metafictional postmodern orgies. If you fly your jetpack to the very top of the Gant Bridge, you'll find a large inscription reading: "There are no Easter eggs up here. Go away." Which is itself an Easter egg. But it's not. But it is. But it's – man, I wish it were still cool to make Inception jokes.