16 secret Lost references in videogames

Lost in…
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

Pretty terrible Spider-Man game, but pretty terrific Lost reference. The second mission is set on Tangaroa Island, which according to Spider-Man's computer briefing, is "largely unexplored," was "once believed mythical," and is "located at latitude 4.815 and longitude 162.342."

All that and the level hasn't even started!

Lost in…
Fallout 3

Meet Desmond, from Fallout 3's Point Lookout expansion. He's a radiated ghoul, not a time-traveling, universe-spanning, electromagnetic sailor. He prefers dogs named Freki and Geri to women named Penny. His mortal enemy is a brain in a jar, not a wealthy father-in-law. He's British, not Scottish. At first, he seems nothing at all like the Desmond from Lost.

Then his mansion is destroyed and he moves here:

You know what he calls that panic room? His "fail-safe." If that phrase doesn't ring a bell after this week's penultimate Lost, or from mentions in previous episodes starring Desmond, you haven't been paying attention. Besides, any remaining doubt as to the connection is instantly removed once you lift the hatch and head inside. Play this video to experience an overdose of Swan Station déjà vu:

Lost in…
The Simpsons Game

The sixth level – "Enter the Cheatrix" – is one long joke about videogames, but the developers do manage to squeeze in a quick Lost mention as well. Bart and Lisa are infiltrating a game factory, where Mario fixes the pipes, Sonic runs in a treadmill, buckets of blood are poured into all the products and every guard is either a Street Fighter or a Madden quarterback.

So when one of these football players counts down a hike, which numbers do you think he uses? Watch 23 seconds of the video above for an answer you already know.

Lost in…
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Another hatch. Another set of numbers. Before you accuse Blizzard of unoriginality, though, take a closer look. They’re not the numbers… they're the numbers plus one. Holy shit. Mind-blowing creativity like that is how you end up with 11.5 million paying subscribers, we suppose.

But seriously, they did add some cool and eerie Lost-esque music to the Sholazar Basin island on which you find this secret. Check it out:


  • redmight - May 26, 2010 2:35 a.m.

    you guys forgot that also in fallout 3 if you have the child at heart perk a little girl in megaton will give you the combination to a safe which the numbers are the famous lost numbers
  • avantguardian - May 25, 2010 10:35 a.m.

    alright i could be way off on this one, but...left 4(!) dead 2(!)...42(!)...yeah? no?
  • kaittybee - May 24, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    a lot of thought was put in to this article! i stopped watching lost after i missed an episode in season three. it threw me right off. fringe was easier to follow :P
  • zigs - May 24, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    "He's British, not Scottish." That's pretty racist and ignorant.
  • Elementskater - May 24, 2010 7:37 a.m.

    @ WickedSid- In Lost, Desmond's middle name is David... Desmond David Hume...
  • The_Tingler - May 24, 2010 2:43 a.m.

    That Left 4 Dead 2 one is a real stretch. "But what does it all MEAN, Sam?" "I don't know, and I don't feel like waiting years to find out." My sentiments exactly.
  • dslayer99 - May 23, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    @drizztmainsword no i agree but the ref.'s were pretty cool like the fallout one
  • dslayer99 - May 23, 2010 5:22 a.m.

    dude lol the just cause 2 stuff was awesome when i found it!!!!!!!!
  • DriveShaft - May 23, 2010 4:51 a.m.

    I'm a huge Lost fan (telling by the name). I knew about a few of these, but had only played the Fallout one.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 23, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    Wow, I have like, 3 of these games and never noticed. Oh yeah, it's cos I don't watch Lost.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 22, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    I love the article. I fucking hate the video player. Why can't you guys use Youtube or Vimeo or something?
  • RareHero - May 22, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    Wow, that almost makes me want to play Just Cause 2. Great article, I bet we'll even see more references after the finale.
  • drizztmainsword - May 22, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    Am I the only person who thinks Lost is complete dross?
  • Conman93 - May 22, 2010 11:43 a.m.

    I loved the Sam and Max one!
  • philipshaw - May 22, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    I'm a huge Lost fan and I only knew about the Just Case 2 stuff.Great article Charlie
  • RicePuddingUK - May 22, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    Good Article, but you made a mistake You said Desmond from Fallout 3 "He's British, not Scottish", Urm, Scottish is British, I'm from Scotland and that's part of Britain, Britain isn't a seperate country :S
  • bluscorp - May 22, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    I did all that in JC2.
  • TheSugarRay - May 22, 2010 9:51 a.m.

    I hate that chatty bastard in the fallout 3 video.
  • Samael - May 22, 2010 6:41 a.m.

    Yeah Charlie, like sepirothpk said, RVB is still going strong. New episodes every monday and they recently hired Monty Oum, the dude who did Haloid and Dead Fantasy, whose added some pretty sweet effects to their latest episodes. They have a much deeper story then they had in the beginning, but they're still hilarious. Great list though. It's awesome to see some of my favorite games referencing my favorite tv show.

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