Here are our Easter Eggs for BioShock: The Collection on Xbox One. The most trustworthy items get the most 'thumbs up' from our users and appear nearer the top!
In the Arcadia level of the first game, you can find a block of cheese cut to resemble Pac-Man, followed by a series of holes.
In the Dionysus Park level of BioShock 2, you can find a frozen cat called the “Schrodinger Cat,” a reference to the Schrodinger’s Cat paradox/thought experiment.
In the game room at Battleship Bay in BioShock Infinite, Elizabeth will reference the game being “delayed three times,” a nod to BioShock Infinite itself being delayed three times before its original release.
At the start of BioShock Infinite, you can find a Vidi Vici Vigor selling Bucking Bronco (4) at a very high price. This is a reference to the E3 demo of BioShock Infinite, where a vigor bottle would give you a certain number of charges—in this case, 4. This system was replaced in the final game, but the item remains as a nod to the older idea.
The original demo from 2010 also included a politician named Saltonstall. Although he was removed from the final game, there is an NPC in New Eden Square who references him, as well as his name appearing with those of other prominent figures later on.
After you get the Murder of Crows Vigor in BioShock Infinite, you can find the Wrench from the original BioShock. The Wrench also can be seen in BioShock 2 several times.
Each game has a locked door that requires the code 0451. This code shows up in many games with similar gameplay styles, and was the number of the offices used by Looking Glass Studios—which used it as a reference to Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.
In BioShock Infinite, the owner of Magical Melodies, Albert Fink, has plagiarized songs from the future after hearing them through tears.
In fact, you can hear several anachronistic songs in BioShock Infinite, both thanks to Fink’s plagiarism and by hearing them through tears yourself. These include “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Shake Sugaree” written by Elizabeth Cotton, “Tainted Love” written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones, and “Shiny Happy People” by R.E.M.