The Hitman series has always emphasized freeform exploration over linear gameplay, and thanks to its relatively large environments—at least compared to other games—the game’s developers at IO Interactive have always scattered numerous easter eggs and pop culture references throughout the games.
The previous game, Blood Money, featured a bizarre easter egg called the Rat Club, which presented a location, that when accessed by Agent 47, showed numerous rats doing very human things, like playing card games, boxing and so forth. The easter egg was a reference to paintings in which animals perform human things.
Agent 47 could also dance in the level “The Murder of Crows” if the player stands on the dance floor and doesn’t interact with the game for awhile.
The latest hitman game, Hitman: Absolution, features just as many amusing spectacles for you to find and discover—or if you’ve no patience to explore the game, the videos in the following slides can show you exactly where to go and what you can expect to find.
Kane & Lynch
This easter egg pays tribute to Kane & Lynch, IO Interactive’s other series. The guy who uploaded this video would like to apologize for the ‘potato quality’ of the recording.
Kane & Lynch isn’t the only other series IO’s developed. There’s also an easter egg for Mini Ninjas.
There’s an easter egg in the Hitman Absolution Sniper Challenge which involves a stripper and an associated achievement. This is deeply problematic.
Ice Cream Truck
Here’s an odd one. Keep walking through the desert past a bunch of birds (five vultures, to be exact) to make them fly away, shoot all of them with a sniper rifle, and an ice cream truck will take out your target so you don’t have to.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Dressing up like a chicken isn’t the only thing you can do in Hitman: Absolution. There’s a chipmunk costume that plays a ridiculous chipmunk song. Think Alvin and the Chipmunks, but with a killer inside.