The following is a list of
Secrets and easter eggs in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
On top off the Gant Bridge there is a sign that reads "There are no easter eggs up here. Go away."
In the visitor center below Katie Zhan's House there is a list of facts about the Gant Bridge, one of which reads "It takes up a staggering 1.25mb!"
Shooting the moon with a Sniper Rifle causes it to change size.
Near Catalina's cabin there are three graves and a shovel.
In the Los Santos cemetery there is graffiti that only appears during 8:00 pm to 6:00 am the graffiti reads "Families 4 Life".
Near Area 69 there is a hole that is filled with six body bags.
In one of the games graveyards, there is a grave reading, R.I.P Steven Mulholland. This also features in Funeraria Romero in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Inside on one of the Guard booths (the one that is near the spawn location of Leviathan and Raindance) in the Easter Bay International Airport there is a computer showing a BETA development of a game (possibly San Andreas).
A screenshot of the Computer in one of the Guard Booth in the San Fierro Airport
At night if you look up on the sky there are stars that form the letter R in reference to Rockstar Games logo.
Some of the clothes the player wears have the Rockstar Games logo on them.
Northstar Rock is a reference to Rockstar North.
Inside Big Smoke's Crack Palace there is a doormat that reads "Not Welcome Rockstar North" with the Rockstar North logo in the center.
Inside Zero's RC Shop, there are figures of not just GTA: Vice City characters, but also characters from Rockstar's 2003 game, Manhunt. The characters for it include James Earl Cash and Piggsy.
The cheat code, Chaos Mode, could reference Rockstar and VIS Entertainment's 2001 game, State of Emergency. Chaos Mode was one of the playable game modes in this game.
Entering the Chaos Mode cheat on PC requires players to type in "STATEOFEMERGENCY" on their keyboard to activate, adding more to the reference.
Previous GTA Games
In the cemetery in Hashbury, San Fierro, all of the tombstones read "RIP Opposition 1997-2004". This is a reference to Rockstar, which came out with its first game in 1997. The phrase "RIP Opposition" is referencing Rockstar's rivalry with other game companies, and how all of Rockstar's opposition has not been able to come out with a better video game. Opposition may also refer to the game Driver 3, which was a long-time rival of Rockstar and that came out in the same year and got negative votes from critics.
If you purchase a Bullet from Easter Basin Docks, sometimes the plate will read 'EA SUCKS'. This might reference Rockstar's rivalry with EA Games.
There are multiple billboard signs around the map saying ' True Grime: Street Cleaners'. This is a reference to True Crime Streets Of LA, another open world game of similar gameplay to the GTA series.
Claude the protagonist from Grand Theft Auto III appears in two missions.
Tommy Vercetti the protagonist from Grand Theft Auto Vice City is mentioned by Ken Rosenberg during the mission The Meat Business where he mistakenly calls Carl Tommy, also in Zero RC there is a Tommy Vercetti action figure.
Lance Vance appears as an action figure along with Tommy Vercetti in Zero RC shop.
Several Artworks of Characters from GTA III and GTA Vice City appear as the pictures of queens, kings and jacks in the Video Poker arcade game in casinos such as the Four Dragons Casino. This includes Salvatore Leone, 8-Ball, Misty, Asuka Kasen, Donald Love, a Mafia member, Sonny Forelli, Ricardo Diaz, Lance Vance, Candy Suxxx, Steve Scott and one of The Twins.
After destroying the
TASTE THE COCK on the back of the uniform.
Sprunk billboard in the mission Reuniting the Families the slogan "A taste of things to come" will now read "A taste of come".
Inside the Attrium there are five statues - one of them seems to be masturbating while the other four look away.
Inside Cluckin' Bell, "TASTE THE COCK" is written on the back of the employee's uniforms.
Real World References
The Los Santos Riots are an obvious reference to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
If one looks very carefully, in various shops around Eastern Los Santos, one might see shops which advertisements contain characters from the shows such as Pokemon and Spongebob, cartoons which did not exist in 1992. Take note that the textures for GTA: San Andreas were taken around 2003-04, and was likely an oversight by the developers.