Easter Eggs are usually humorous and hard to find details which often break the fourth wall. Sometimes they are phrases spoken by characters, at other times they are details in the environment or special occurrences. Many such easter eggs can be found in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
Many easter eggs are part of the level geometry or objects scattered in the game world. Some of them are listed below.
Bloodlines within Bloodlines
In several places, such as the Santa Monica beach house and the Ground 0, a fictional video game console can be found with a paused video game being displayed on the TV above it. The paused video game is actually a screenshot from an early version of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines with a "paused" message pasted onto it.
Troika billboardIn several locations a billboard showing the logo along with the fake tag line "PLAY OBEY". One such location is on the rooftop of Isaac's jewelry store.
Some characters speak phrases which make little to no sense in the context of the game but have a hidden meaning referring to something in the real world.
Hidden message on piracyIf the clairvoyant thin-blood Rosa is asked if the fledgling will win in the end, she replies with an obvious anti-piracy message:
Whether or not you win the game, matters not. It's if you bought it.
"It's Chinatown"When asking Gary Golden why he does not go looking for Barabus himself, he responds with a quote from Roman Polański's classic , only replacing the protagonist's name with "boss" (the way he always addresses the fledgling):
Forget it, boss. It's Chinatown.
Mercurio on Troika Games
When revisiting Mercurio during the preparations for the finale a new dialog option appears when asking him about people, specifically about Troika Games. His description includes a hint at the company's then-imminent demise.