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The following is a complete listing of secrets and easter eggs in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Easter Eggs

Bridge Facts easter egg photo.

A screenshot of the Computer in one of the Guard Booth in the San Fierro Airport

  • Inside on one of the Guard booths (the one that is near the spawn location of Leviathan and Raindance) in the Easter Bay Airport, there is a computer running a map editor, that could possibly be a beta location from the game.

  • At night, if the player looks up in the sky there are stars that form the letter R in reference to Rockstar Games logo.
  • Some of the clothes the player wears, the suitcase at the start of the game that CJ holds while in the airport and more items have the Rockstar Games logo on them.
  • If viewing the San Fierro tower at night, the player can see the Rockstar Games logo being shown as the lighting of the building.
  • The parachute has a small Rockstar logo on the back.
  • The kites and sail boat inside Zero RC have the Rockstar logo on them.
  • On the top floor of Las Venturas Planning Department, a model of Caligula's palace can found with a Rockstar logo on it.

Gaming References


Previous GTA Games

Other Games

200pxRIP Opposition tombstone.

  • The Opposition Memorial 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. The 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.
  • During the mission Madd Dogg's Rhymes, a guard remarks: "Man, how could Refractions mess up so bad? Tanner, you suck!" while he is playing a video game. This is a reference to Tanner, the protagonist of the Driver series of video games, developed by Reflections.
  • There are multiple billboard signs around the state referencing a company named True Grime: Street Cleaners. This is a reference to the True Crime series, another open world game of similar gameplay to the GTA series.

A screenshot of Gordon Freeman's crowbar

Media References

  • Zero's quote from the mission Supply Lines..., "The smell, you know that ozone smell, smells like...victory!" is a reference to the movie Apocalypse Now, specifically to Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Kilgore's well-known quote "The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory."[1].
  • The Trip Skip icon features the side profile of the Deluxo, a car mostly inspired by the DeLorean DMC-12 that is otherwise absent from the game. This is a reference to the Back to the Future franchise, which features a DeLorean-based time machine.
  • There is a female pedestrian in the game that resembles the character Catherine Trammel from Basic Instinct, as well as a male pedestrian who resembles Bishop from Juice.
  • The scene in the mission Just Business featuring a Packer jumping off a surface road in slow motion into a storm drain channel, which Big Smoke and CJ are using to escape, is a nod to a similar scene in 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where a large tow-truck executes a similar stunt as it is in pursuit of John Connor.
  • Advertisements of the movie Reservoir Dregs can be seen at the movie theater in Commerce, Los Santos is a spoof of the real-life movie Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, which was released in 1992.
  • At the end of the mission Air Raid, Zero says "Great kid don't get cocky" which is a reference to Han Solo's Line from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
  • The Cobra Marital Arts gym is probably a reference to the Cobra Martial Arts gym in the movie The Karate Kid.
  • An advertisement of the movie The Wizard of Ass can be seen at the Queens Theater. The title of the movie is a spoof of The Wizard Of Oz.
  • The mission Learning to Fly is named after the Pink Floyd song of the same name.
  • The finance company name J. Bond Bail Bonds is a reference to James Bond, making it James Bond Bail Bonds.
  • When Cesar asks CJ if he'd like to make some money, CJ responds "Does the pope shit in the woods?," a malapropism coined by The Dude in The Big Lebowski.
  • The Green Sabre is a possible reference to the green 1968 Pontiac Executive used in the final driveby scene in Menace II Society. Both vehicles were used in driveby shootings that resulted in the deaths of innocent bystanders, were similar styles of 60s era muscle cars, and were green.


Adult Humor

  • After destroying the 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 Atrium, there are five statues - one of them seems to be masturbating while the other four look away.

TASTE THE COCK on the back of the uniform.

  • Inside Cluckin' Bell, "TASTE THE COCK" is written on the back of the employee's uniforms.
  • There are multiple references to the 69 sex position.
  • In the desert, there is a rock formation famously known as Cock Rock.
  • "Beat the Cock", a triathlon event, is a slang term for masturbation.
  • The decorations on top of the Mr. Whoopee van clearly resemble large male penis and "Whoopee" is also a slang term for sexual intercourse, another reference to the van's sexual nature.
  • The poster of Candy Suxxx from GTA Vice City can be seen inside the various safehouses.
  • The Hanky Panky Point means illicit sexual activity.

Real World References

  • The Los Santos Riots is an obvious reference to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
  • If the player looks very carefully, in various shops around Eastern Los Santos, they will see shops whose advertisements contain characters from shows such as Pokémon and SpongeBob SquarePants, animated series which did not exist in 1992, making it anachronistic to the game. It should be noted that the textures for GTA: San Andreas are actually dated to 2003-04, and this was likely an oversight by the developers.
  • The Gant Bridge is modeled after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The Kincaid Bridge and Garver Bridge are based on the Forth Road Bridge outside Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • The Blackfield Chapel, a church located in Las Venturas, is based on the Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas.
  • Several pedestrians resembling Elvis Presley can be found in Las Venturas.
  • One pedestrian resembles the rapper "LL Cool J" from his appearance in his music video of his song "I'm Bad".