10 Video Game Secrets That Took a Long Time to Uncover

From skipping to the very end to hidden messages and teases for upcoming games, these secrets took a while for many to discover.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2022

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Secrets and Easter eggs are a timely tradition in games, whether it’s obscure references or hidden goodies. Some secrets weren’t that easy to find though and would remain undiscovered for several years at a time. Let’s take a look at 10 of those here and the crazy hoops that players went through to find them. Spoilers for certain titles follow so be warned.

Hangar 96 – Marathon Infinity

Way back in the day, Bungie made its name with titles like Myth and Marathon, the latter considered as the precursor to the Halo series. In 1996’s Marathon Infinity, there were three bonus “dream” levels that all referenced Hangar 96. It may have just been something within the Marathon lore but that wasn’t enough for some players who went about looking for ways to unlock it. The “solution” involved taking the hexadecimal code appearing in terminals from the first and last levels, combining them together, converting that into code to create a new level and then adding it to the game. This resulted in the unlocking of a new multiplayer map called “Hats off to Eight Nineteen” that had the “Hangar 96” label. Long story short, never underestimate the dedication of some fans to investigate seemingly unimportant details. Speaking of which…


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