8 Video Game Rewards Hidden In The End Credits

Those who stuck around for the end credits got a little treat.

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Who among us doesn’t love a reward for our efforts at the end of a hard-fought video game, especially if we’ve gone above and beyond to explore every last nook and hoover up as much collectible nonsense as possible?

But sometimes it all comes down to those pesky end credits sequences, with sneaky developers hiding some unexpected rewards inside of them.

Perhaps all you need to do is just sit tight and, y’ know, not skip them, but we’re all busy people, so nobody can really be blamed for scrubbing past a half-hour of developer credits, right?

Except you might miss something really cool or profoundly weird. Some credits rewards require more active engagement from players, though, and only through some feat of interactivity can you uncover a secret hidden in plain sight behind all that boring-looking text.

In some instances these treats were nothing more than a neat extra for patient and keen-eyed players, while in others it felt like the developers straight-up included them to chastise anyone who hurriedly turned the game off as soon as it was "over."

Either way, these end credits surprises were most definitely worth sticking around for…

8. The Joker Sings To Batman - Batman: Arkham City

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Even accepting that we should all know better than to immediately shut the credits off where any superhero media is concerned, Batman: Arkham City still pulled quite the cheeky trick on players.

The first two-and-a-half minutes of the credits are basically the most typical and ordinary white-on-black credits roll imaginable, so if you left the room to grab a snack or take a pee, nobody could blame you.

Except, at that point, the moody musical score is interrupted by a voicemail message from the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker, recorded shortly prior to his death at the end of the game.

The Joker immediately bursts into a sickly but spirited rendition of The Platters' iconic love song "Only You (And You Alone)," only adding further fuel to the fire that Batman's most iconic villain really does love the Dark Knight.

And on top of all this, it's hilarious to think about Mark Hamill performing this sing-song in an air-conditioned recording booth somewhere.


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