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The Top 7... GTA IV Easter eggs (so far)

It's only been a week since Grand Theft Auto IV shipped, and already, lots of gamers have switched their attention from completing the game's missions to ferreting out its many hidden secrets. And while finding all the flying rats or stunt jumps is cool, the real holy grails for secret-hunters are the Easter eggs deliberately scattered throughout the game for eagle-eyed fans to uncover.

We're sure there's still a lot left to be found in the dank corners and high-rise roofs of the new, ridiculously detailed Liberty City, but already an impressive amount of stuff has been discovered. Here's the best of what's been unearthed so far:

We're not even sure if this really qualifies as an "Easter egg" per se, but it's always in the same place and it's creepy as hell, so in it goes. You can find this stroller abandoned on a sandy hillside just southwest of Francis International Airport, and while it looks like just another piece of garbage cluttering up the game world, it's actually a lot more ominous than that.

  

Think about it: have you ever seen a kid in a GTA game? No, you haven't. In fact, with the exception of Louise's baby in Vice City Stories (who doesn't count, because she only shows up in cutscenes) and a few radio bits, there's never even been evidence of kids in the GTA world.

Or there wasn't until we saw this stroller, anyway, which sits alone, parked on a hillside in more or less pristine condition, with no parents or baby in sight. Just a rusted-out car and some big, dangerous-looking rocks. If you stop to think about it, this one lonely object tells a whole sordid story.

And then there's this:

 

Eerie, huh? Remind us to go back there on a dark, moonless night sometime. Meanwhile, you can find it at the red dot on this map:

 

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  • driftboy1992 - February 7, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    yeah i seen that stroller up close i had a police hummer, and 4 stars running from the cops at full speed, and hit when your going full speed you can make the stroller knock it a good distance. I see it's been a while since last post figured i'd tell people
  • golferpro - March 13, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    there is also a stroller up the hill to the right it is on it's side.
  • Gorillaman - November 20, 2009 2:01 p.m.

    In case anyone's curious, the original GTA 3 had schoolbusses full of children and a crazed domestic terrorist who wanted you to blow up buildings, those (and the world trade centers) were the only things they had to take out before they released the game (9/11 happened like a month before the game was supposed to come out) That probably has something to do with why there has never been kids in GTA. Plus some wackjob who hates kids would go set off some grenades in an elementary school and try to blame GTA for it and if GTA gets shut down permanently, that'd be the end of an important legacy to most gamers from my generation.
  • thesebe - November 7, 2009 11:21 a.m.

    i know a better easter egg, its on the stran on big rock, on the top was a woman that makes erobic, butt you dont can go on the rock, to came on the rock, you must fly with a helicopter.
  • ilovehalo3 - September 20, 2008 5:46 p.m.

    i love this game
  • Tasty_Pasta - November 14, 2008 3:15 a.m.

    Man, I love Claude's clothes. I never regret killing Playboy X.
  • anthrosa88 - September 7, 2008 6:13 a.m.

    lol
  • xdeadx - July 13, 2009 3:17 a.m.

    i dont kno if im the only one who noticed but the internet symbol is tw@, or in otherwords, twat!!!lol for those of you who dont know twat is slang for vagina
  • shawn114483 - April 11, 2009 2:15 p.m.

    u know there is a pigeon in the place where the heart is i shot a rocket at the heart to see what would happen and it said i killed a pigeon!!!
  • kyle5000 - March 23, 2009 5:43 a.m.

    there's another stroller in the park where you find derrick on the bench in alderney
  • hulkthor4 - February 8, 2009 1:36 a.m.

    fghjtuyopufpoihudpziufhgpiudfhzpiuhgpUFHG8u9hdf8h9hg9fdhgp
  • Jhon76 - January 4, 2009 5:45 p.m.

    I found another Easter egg i think there were 2 limos siting on the street i killed the driver and a Amish guy ran out he had the lil hat and cloths ;\
  • GTARazor - August 6, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    The message with Claude, Victor, and Tommy's dos have Toni and Carls names, just look closer.
  • STR33TFiR3 - July 27, 2009 4:21 p.m.

    The heart of liberty city was the biggest discovery I made in GTA IV. Man you gotta love GTA!
  • Gta2009 - July 23, 2009 3:21 a.m.

    what is with the Secret Room in Head Shark from Star Junction? u must drive fast with the Infernus (from Bernie) to the head Shark should be inside a room with Miniformat of Liberty City!
  • RickyV300 - July 10, 2009 6 a.m.

    when you see the stroller video pause at 9 seconds, you will see a very scary image that is supposed to be a stain...
  • PreciousDevilx - June 8, 2009 3:45 a.m.

    Try getting a cop car and blowing all the siren lights off untill you hear a weird siren, get into the car turn the siren on and enjoy the screaming car. havent tried wit ambulance nor firetruck tho. huh
  • kidliquid - April 14, 2009 2:16 a.m.

    The scream heard when the stroller is shot is Ewan McGregor's character Renton from Trainspotting. It is the scene where Rents is coming off the smack and the dead baby is crawling along the ceiling towards him, unmistakeable.
  • shawn114483 - April 11, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    u know there is a pigeon in the place where the heart is i shot a rocket at the heart and it said i killed a pigeon
  • Spybreak8 - December 15, 2008 2:15 a.m.

    Wow, I never knew this game had it's own cheat sheet in the game, that will save me some time, awesome inclusion Rockstar.

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