Most Shocking Unfinished Areas Found In Video Games

Most Shocking Unfinished Areas Found In Video Games

There’s something about finding
something unfinished in a video game
that can completely break the immersion.
It’s striking to be playing something
that feels cohesive and complete and
then suddenly your reminded this whole
thing is just a game. I thought it wasn’t real. Your
mind makes it real.
I searched the deepest corners of the
Internet and today I found what I
consider the top most shocking
unfinished areas still hidden inside of
your favorite video games. Oddworld
Abe’s Oddysee. Now this one takes an
incredible 180. You’re playing one of the
most visually distinct games ever made. A
rich and dark pre-rendered dystopia
crafted together by some of the greatest
Hollywood effects artists of the era.
While running around in an aimless panic
trying to avoid the endless amounts of
peril and heavy-handed themes of
anti-consumerism at your every turn you
may just feel the urge to jump in this
pit and whoa.
Wow this is just nuts to me. It’s so
surreal and you can’t get out of it once
you’re in here either.
Kind of gives you a moment to just
appreciate the character animation, it’s
quite fluid. Find this unfinished area
really fascinating just because it’s
such an incredible contrast. It’s very
rare to see an unfinished location and
pre-rendered game like this. There was
one instance in Riven but that was more
of an easter egg than anything else. I’m
gonna be honest with you this is
actually only in the demo version of
Abe’s Oddysee. In fact this room doesn’t
even exist in the full game. Why they
left this room accessible at all in
this demo is a complete wonder to me but
I’m happy they did it because it makes
for one of the craziest unfinished areas
in a game of all time. Tomb Raider Angel
of Darkness. This is another one that
blows my mind. So at the beginning of the
game you’re met with a typical tutorial
on a rainy alley. I’m gonna sidetrack
real quick – remember this whole game was
about Lara being framed for murder and
yet you murder countless people
throughout the game. That’s not really
gonna help your case Lara. Anyway, so
you’re in the very first area, there’s
this door of in the corner that gamers
were curious what lied behind it. Well it
certainly wasn’t hard. It simply took a
simple glitch and a cheat code and boom
right behind the door. This is what blows
me away: Lara actually starts speaking
to you and an entirely cut alternative
tutorial sequence starts to play. Many
players actually consider this tutorial
sequence superior to the one in the
original game. I just find it really
remarkable that a fully scripted, fully
programmed tutorial sequence exists for
the player right behind the door at the
beginning of the game. Wouldn’t it have made
more sense to save space and just cut it?
I mean I guess it’s easier to just add a
door that you can’t open and call it a
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3. Here’s one for my
initial subscriber base since most of you
are coming from my Tony Hawk video.
This level was supposed to be THE level
of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3. This was a
level requested by the man himself Tony
He told Neversoft that Paris would be a
dream skate location in the game.
Thankfully it still exists on your game
disc. It’s not really accessible without
a gameshark or hacking the data but as
you can see this level is so unfinished
that’s not really surprising. I think of
all the areas on this list this is actually
the one that disappoints me the most.
It really does look like it would have been
the best Tony Hawk level ever but
ultimately the ambition of this level
did prove it to be too much for
Neversoft to finish it. Hot Wheels Stunt
Track Driver. After completing the main
tournament of the game, right-clicking on the
left T in Mattel suddenly brings up
this unfinished level. I don’t really have
a lot to say about this one further out,
I mean it’s pretty self-explanatory. I’ll
have a link to the full video below if
you want to put on a record while you
watch it in the background. Gex. So this
unfinished level in the level select
actually got the lead designer of this game
fired. If you’re interested in hearing
more about that story go ahead and check
out my other video Easter eggs that got
people fired. BioShock Infinite.
This is a remarkably strange leftover
area found in one of the final areas of
BioShock Infinite.
Given that Bioshock is a series that
people love the dissect the hell out of
somebody flew the camera way out of
bounds in the last area in one direction
and found that it teleported them to
this totally unexplained, totally random
snow mountain area. There’s a lighthouse
with an interactive door but when you
open unfortunately there’s nothing but
a purple wall.
You might be wondering why is there a
purple wall? What does that mean? Please
tell me what this means? I’m going a
little mad. Sorry to burst your bubble
but the bright purple is actually just a
default color that appears in Infinite
whenever there’s a missing texture. So
really there’s nothing here at all. You
may have noticed I bring up a lot of
unexplained things in my videos and I
plan on releasing a few videos where I
investigate Easter eggs and explain
their meanings. I’ve already figured out
a couple of them but if you’re
interested in seeing it as a series
please subscribe! You guys know I need the
subscribers. GTA 3. Did you know if you fly
far enough into the ocean in GTA3
there’s an entire floating unfinished
town suspended in midair that you can
fly through? For years it was suspected
that these environments belong to an
original fourth island that Rockstar had
cut. Rockstar later confirmed however
that these were left over assets used
for the game’s opening sequences. Not
exactly an unfinished area but still a
deeply fascinating hidden location. This
location is reminiscent of Jak 2 where
if you ejected the game during the
opening cutscene you can explore an
unfinished version of the first level
from the first game.
And guess what again, you can do the same
thing on Tony Hawk Underground 2. The
New Jersey level in the opening cutscene
it’s actually sitting just outside of
the first level of the game and it’s
actually interactive. Well mostly there’s
been a number of ways to get out to this
spot and it’s definitely one of the most
interesting locations in the Tony Hawk
series. Guild Wars 2. So I don’t really
know a whole lot about Guild Wars so I
apologize if I’m getting a lot of things
wrong here
but I think I got the gist of it.
Basically if you climb up on this tree
and jump over this invisible wall just
right, there’s an entire hidden mini
dungeon hidden deep down at the bottom
of this hole. Players named this dungeon –
err, sorry – “jumping puzzles” Cerebro. I
mean just look at it, it’s pretty
gorgeous. Unfortunately the game’s
since been updated to extend the
invisible wall so you’re no longer able
to jump over it. Still this was a really
interesting location when it was once
accessible. Shadow of the Colossus. So
honestly this is probably the richest
game when it comes to unfinished content.
It’s really a goldmine. Shadow of the
Colossus is a game where you have to
take down sixteen colossal beasts.
Essentially the game is made up of nothing
but hunting down game bosses and beating
their ass. Well originally it was
supposed to be 48 colossi i but instead it
was reduced down to 16. This means a
whole ton of this game had to get
stripped down. You could basically deep
dive all night through the endless
amounts of unused material left in
Shadow of the Colossus but I think I’m
gonna share my favorite location: this
here is the dam and damn, it is huge!
Unfortunately you can’t really walk on
it or anything and it’s just completely
floating out in the middle of nowhere in
the middle of the map.
I’m not exactly sure how players get
here, I mean this guy… he’s doing like…
some sort of hack. I mean, he’s flying
around on his horse and then he just
drops into the space but there it is. I mean
just a really large asset that you just
can’t believe is sitting out in the
middle of nowhere in this game. Zelda:
Breath of the Wild.
Now this one’s pretty cool, in Trials of
the Sword if you use the moon jump hack
to fly out of the last room you’re
treated to an incredibly enormous
breathtaking hidden unfinished area with
a number of strange and misplaced assets.
In general it’s assumed that this area
may have been used to test game
First I was looking at it and I was
thinking well maybe it was just a
backdrop, these are indoor maps but you
usually need a pretty large outdoor
backdrop – but then I saw a few of these
things like this giant valley. Holy moly –
that is cool.
I would say, yeah, that had to be
some sort of physics testing or
something I’m not really sure why that
would be there just randomly. Skyrim, so
Skyrim is one of the hugest games ever
made, a follow up to Morrowind which was
also considered one of the hugest games
ever made.
Well how much bigger is Skyrim than Morrowind you ask? Ha! Well…
In Skyrim if you go to the most
southeastern edge of the map world
you’re gonna find this gate with an
invisible barrier blocking you from
going through it. Well let’s see what we
find if we use no clip and travel
towards the ocean.
Do you recognize any of this? This is the
entire map of Morrowind in Skyrim. Albeit
it is a smaller version and it’s a
fairly unrendered version as well but
why was this even here? Most of the rumors I
read said this was intended as an update
that would later include the map of
Morrowind into Skyrim but I don’t
think that was included as far as I
could tell. There’s even a flattened
version of one of the towers from the
original game. Definitely the most
unbelievable unfinished location still
hidden inside one of your favorite video
games. If you know of any other examples
of this please let me know. While I was
researching this there was just so much
information about this out there. So I
know there’s probably a few other
examples that I missed that are probably
just as good and I would love to do
another video like this. Fortunately I do
have another video in a very similar
vein coming out soon. Let me know if you
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100 thoughts on “Most Shocking Unfinished Areas Found In Video Games”

  1. I didn't really know about any of these, except for the GTA III and Bioshock: Infinite, and you just made me wanna buy these games and explore these areas myself. These kinds of things are very cool and interesting.

    Also, keep it up, mate! Subbed!

  2. I loved Abe's Odyssey. My dad & I enjoyed it & it was tough for me as a kid with it's exact jumps cryptic messages & such.

  3. There was a certain version of Minecraft that had an entire other dimension, the Sky Dimension, hidden in the code.

  4. the entire map of morrowind I believe is used in the dragonborn DLC. you're brought back to one of it's islands and it would make sense if they used basic textures for it's backdrop. (I have just started the DLC on PC though so please forgive me if I'm wrong)

  5. Bruh, are you sick? But cool video anyway. I do hate overreactings, but a little bit of more emotions could make the video more fun. 😉

  6. in Left 4 Dead 2 Press the Console Button `~(Must be developer console enabled from settings) and type "map c5m1_waterfront_sndscape" and press Enter and you will see weird things and if you start another map like any map Textures are glowing

  7. #10 watch my other video
    #9 watch my other video
    #1 watch my other videos..

    Lame as fuck.

  8. Me: looks at thumbnail Ha! As if there will be any games in here that I like!
    First few seconds of video: shows clip of sotc
    Me: CRAP.

  9. The Need for speed underground 2 URL Nescar Track and The blocked Streets under the City Freeway Tunnel

  10. I'm pretty sure the Skyrim one was just used for background, 'cause you can see the island including the tower if you're at the top of a tall mountain. Also based on its location and the tower, I'm pretty sure it's actually supposed to be Cyrodiil, not Morrowind. The tower kinda resembles the Imperial City in Cyrodiil, and I don't recognize anything like it from Morrowind, as Morrowind has very different looking architecture. Although I could be wrong with that one (If I am, please let me know. I'd love to know what that tower is if the island is Morrowind)

  11. In “LEGO Marvel Super Hero’s” there’s a glitch that allows you to go outside the map detailed in “Son of a Glitch”, but my friends and I did this and found some weird texture that was like a window that showed these old low poly could temples! It was like they were there for another game. We found it by following it out on one of the bridges out in a straight line. We also went past the sky globe texture into gray emptiness.

  12. Me at start of the video: "Favourite Games" i doubt i would've played any of theseMe when gw2 is mentioned: Holy shit my favourite game WAS actually in this

  13. Did you know the skyrim entry was finished bc it's meant to be seen when you get ascended into the sky by a deadric princess

  14. They made the entire continent of Tamriel in Skyrim, rumours speculate that they were intending to include all other provinces. But ya know what Bethesda is like.
    Edit: They made other areas as a form of a placeholder appearently.

  15. I make games and this makes me not want to work on a section of one. I shall just for you @oddheader .

  16. i'm not sure if this is unfinished or not but if you clip out of bounds in Batman Arkham Knight, you can visit every previous locations throughout Gotham and in case you don't know this either they are all Riddle riddles too.

  17. also a few years ago i found an intresting area in Skyrim where if you beat the game and stay in the area where you kill Alduin, you can explore this area i believe is unfinished and it is a really neat experience but if you leave the area after beating the main questline, you will never be able to get back to it but it is a nice little area

  18. You talk very strangely. You say you "can't believe this thing is here in the middle of nowhere" in a very monotone voice, really offputting.

  19. What's with all these YouTubers changing the thumbnails of their videos to drum up more traffic? And then there's YouTube itself which is seemingly more than happy these days to fill my autoplay up with videos it knows I've already watched. 90% of my YT history is autoplay crap I wasn't paying attention to. At this point the algorithm is eating its own tail.

  20. Apparently in the Trials of the Sword, the reason the backdrop is so huge is because it houses all of the trial rooms and assets.

  21. Had the bird portal in Abe’s oddysee it probably was to be a secret room but was scrapped for the finished game there’s lots of secret areas in Abe’s Oddysee

  22. Your subscriber count is low? Well, you have a lot more than me.

    But I do want to check out that Skyrim glitch.

  23. I believe the skyrim thing was just something Bethesda unnecessarily added to be geographically correct to where skyrim is located

  24. so fucking scummy dude you cant just add shit into this list and not say anything about it then say "CHeCk OuT mY otHEr ViDeo" no wonder you hardly ever upload anymore no fucking effort is put into this channel

  25. how are you supposed to play tomb raider with that ass dead center like that, i give my friend dirty looks when he chooses female characters in fortnite. i see what youre doing and i want you to stop

  26. Shocking? You are either a pussy or pure clickbait. Either way, hope you lose all your subscribers. And begging? Fuck off.

  27. I think I actually remember seeing that breath of the wild level in a video of the very early beta of the game when it was just announced.
    i might be wrong but it looked familiar :/

  28. Im loving your videos, the music, the mood, the recommendations such as “sit down to watch while listening to some record”, the pace you use to relate them is just right.., it’s a pleasure to watch your videos! I can relate a lot to this odd feeling every easter egg, forbidden or forgotten bit of any game can make us wonder, they’re the trigger for imagining what could have been, and what is to be behind a videogame, developing for the enjoyment of others. It somewhat feels like reading a book and then realising the writer was trying to mean something else, then you connect in a more deeper way, you bond with the game. I think you’re pointing out what’s really special about a lot of different games in such a pleasant way, and in the process of making your videos one can’t avoid to notice that you really enjoy doing it. Keep it up!

  29. one of my favorites that you didn't mention is the test level in sonic adventure battle 2

  30. I watched The Matrix the day before yesterday, and I loved it. So seeing a clip of it in a video on my favorite subject made my day.

  31. " a follow up to Morrowind"
    You're fucking killing me. do some actual research maybe?
    fucking Oblvion came out before Skyrim

  32. in yume nikki, there's an ENORMOUS amount of the FC world that goes completely unused. the accessible amount of the FC world is already pretty big, and it only makes up a little under a third of the map. there doesn't seem to be anything on it if you hack yourself onto it. since this is in a game with no other unused content besides a few scrapped effects and a demo room, it REALLY makes me wonder what was going to be there, and how you could get there.

  33. Hey man pretty good content, a little more detail on each would be nice. Also try to avoid click baity words in the title like “shocking” or “you won’t believe”. Something a little more neutral but still positive like “Incredible” would be better. The audience for this kind of video is generally a little more technical and you don’t need to try and give it that over top kind of language.
    No trying to criticize too harshly, I really enjoyed the video

  34. 0:21 he said “your favorite video games” then I thought to myself “he won’t have assassins creed odyssey in here lol. Then right after the next game said odyssey and I bruhed so hard.

  35. I love all the secrets and mysteries in PS2 GTA games. GTA3's ghost city was featured in a VERY old video called Glitch Theft Auto that circulated forums like GameFAQs before Youtube even existed.

  36. There's 3 other lighthouses besides the sea of lighthouses. There's a space station looking one and one in a desert. Plus the first one.


  38. I'm late but Bethesda does this they never wipe their game engine they just cut down the old assets and build on top cough cough fallout 76

  39. In TR: AoD there is a full training area that is shut off not just that little street.

  40. That location in abes oddesy is a secret location where you save additional mudokons- maybe when they removed it for the demo it caused issues

  41. The hot wheels one just reminded me of something. We still don’t have a real game for Hotwheels Acceleracers.

  42. for the skyrim one, my brother somehow walked out of bounds at that point on complete accident, we thought they just, forgot to add an invisible wall to block people off

  43. You forgot North Yankton, you can access it if a friend invites you while you’re playing the prologue mission. All you have to do is fly a helicopter to it and boom, your GTA Online character is in north Yankton.

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