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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: References to Other Video Games

Easter eggs are fun little nods developers make to their favorite games, or just to show support for gaming in general. Suffice to say, The Witcher 3 is full of them as well. We’ve compiled a list of the subtle nods the game makes to other games in this article.
Here is a list of the best Easter eggs we have compiled that refer other video games:

  • Fallout series
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When Geralt completes the quest ‘Fools God’ in the village of Lurch, a peasant roaming in the vicinity quotes Fallout directly by saying, “War, war never changes.'' It is a direct reference to a very popular dialogue of the Fallout series, Fallout 4 to be specific.

  • Monkey Island series
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While completing the ‘Fists of Fury’ quest in the Blood and Wine expansion patch, Geralt encounters a man named Mancomb. It is a pun made in reference to Guybrush, protagonist of Monkey Island. Mancomb also looks similar to Guybrush and performs similar feats as him.

  • Skyrim
There is a famous quote from Skyrim heard at multiple occasions in the game, so frequently that it’s one of Skyrim’s most popular memes. It is “I used to be an adventurer like you [Geralt], then I took an arrow in the knee”. That’s another game using a relatively dead but once very popular meme.

  • Tomb Raider
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Geralt makes a Tomb Raider reference in the mission The Great Escape. This happens when Geralt goes down the well upon getting out of the water and uses his Witcher senses to investigate a skeleton. He says, “Heheh. Tomb raider. Seemed this one killed elven stuff.” Though this could just be another raider too, but the setting makes us think otherwise.

  • Diablo series
There are a couple of Diablo series references found in the Witcher 3. When Geralt completed the contract Mysterious Tracks, he receives the silver sword called the Azure Wrath as a reward. The sword is a reference to the blade “Azurewrath” wielded by Izual the fallen angel in Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. Another Diablo reference is made by the Butcher located at Fyresdal shouting “Fresh Meat” just like the butcher from Diablo does.

So this is it from our list of video game references made in the Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Let us know in the comments section which Easter egg you loved the most in the game.


This is it from our list of 10 things the player didn’t know he could do in the Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Let us know in the comments section which thing was your favorite to do in the game.
 
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Nice list! Though I'm pretty sure the phrase "War, war never changes" was in all of the Fallout games, not just Fallout 4. It was definitely in the first one.
 
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