The GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, which comprises three classic 3D Universe games with enhanced graphics, is replete with Easter eggs, just like the other Grand Theft Auto games. Despite being familiar to seasoned players, new players may not be aware of their presence in the game. Even so, merely knowing about them may not be enough since Rockstar Games is adept at concealing them in inconspicuous places. To assist players in discovering them, this article highlights 7 Easter eggs from each of the three games included in the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition.

1. Frankie Outfit

In GTA Vice City Definitive Edition, the Frankie Outfit is a relatively unknown Easter egg. This is a personalized t-shirt that players can obtain by completing the game in its entirety, including all story missions, side quests, collectibles, and random events. Once it is unlocked, the outfit will be available at the Vercetti Estate mansion.

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Frankie Outfit

The t-shirt is white and has black borders on the neck and sleeves, and players can recognize it by the text embroidered on it, which reads, “I completed Vice City and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.” Although finishing the game's main story is not difficult for many players, achieving a 100% completion rate remains a challenge for several players.

2. Changing moon size

One of the most well-known Easter eggs from the 3D Universe GTA games, which is no longer available in the HD Universe, involves shooting the moon to reveal a hidden surprise. Nevertheless, players of Grand Theft Auto 3 Definitive Edition can still experience this feature. When the moon is shot with a suitable weapon, Rockstar Games programmed it to alter its size.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Moon Easter Egg

In GTA 3, players can use a sniper rifle to shoot the moon and make it grow to a certain extent with each shot before returning to its smallest size. However, players must be cautious of their surroundings because doing so can alert the police.

3. Moon Landing Scene

In the early 2000s, a popular conspiracy theory was that the Apollo 11 moon landing was a fabrication and had been staged. Rockstar Games included a humorous reference to this theory in Vice City Definitive Edition by creating a fake moon landing scene inside a movie studio.

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Moon Landing Scene

To uncover this Easter egg in GTA, players must locate the "B Stage" recording room at InterGlobal Studios, where they can find a set containing a lunar landing vehicle adorned with the American flag. To enhance the authenticity, the walls are painted with space-themed designs.

4. Celebrity NPCs

In San Andreas Definitive Edition, Rockstar Games employed a crafty tactic by introducing a few non-playable characters (NPCs) that resemble famous personalities. These NPCs spawn only in a specific location.

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Celebrity NPCs

Once you have unlocked the Las Venturas map and traveled to the city, you can observe several celebrity-like NPCs wandering the streets. Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, LL Cool J, and various other well-known individuals are included as Easter eggs in San Andreas Definitive Edition. They stand out easily due to their unique appearance and clothing.

5. Umbrella Corporation

San Fierro's Zombotech Corporation is a mysterious site in GTA that features various concealed connotations and allusions. Despite this, the building itself is a massive Easter egg that most players are incapable of recognizing, as it pays homage to the Umbrella Corporation from the Resident Evil franchise.

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Umbrella Corporation

If players visit the site in GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition, they will discover a sign that says "Sinister Zombie Virus Research Corporation," as well as elevator directions to the Zombie Lab and several other undisclosed references. Furthermore, Rockstar incorporated a mission centered around the area to ensure that players did not overlook this Easter egg.

6. Pokemon and SpongeBob SquarePants

GTA San Andreas contains references to popular cartoons and anime, as Rockstar Games incorporated them into the game. For instance, a store named Juguetes Regalos in East Beach, Los Santos, displays a banner with distorted images of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, two well-known characters from the Pokemon series.

Pokemon and SpongeBob SquarePants

Additionally, advertisements featuring SpongeBob SquarePants can be seen in the same area. It's worth noting that San Andreas was set in 1992, despite being released in 2004. Therefore, the presence of characters and references from series that did not exist at that time is an unusual Easter egg regarding the game's plot.

Although some GTA players speculate that this may be a developer oversight, others believe it was intentional because Los Angeles has numerous stores that feature similar displays in real life.

7. RIP Opposition Memorial

Rockstar Games incorporated an Easter egg in San Fierro that takes a dig at their competitors who emerged in the market around the same time as them. 72 graves with the label "RIP Opposition 1997-2004" are placed in the city, indicating Rockstar's victory over other game developers and the domination of the GTA franchise in the gaming industry. The Easter egg has no direct correlation to any particular notion and is included as a reference to the company's rivalry with its competitors.

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RIP Opposition Memorial

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