Top 15 Secret Levels Found In Video Games

#10 Nightmare – Wolfenstein: The New Order

Similar to Doom in our previous point, the Wolfenstein series is another iconic FPS video game that’s been around for years. Back in 2014, the video game received a reboot where developers brought players into a world controlled by a Nazie regime. However, there are some homages made to early days of the franchise.

For instance, players could come across a bed in which they could rest their character up before progressing forward. If players select to have a nightmare then the game will toss players back into the old 1992 id Software release of Wolfenstein 3D.


#9 Painted World of Ariamis – Dark Souls

The Painted World of Ariamis is a small secret area that also included an optional boss named Crossbreed Priscilla. However, before you are able to go into the level players had to return to their prison cell and pick up the Peculiar Doll followed by touching a particular painting.

As mentioned this area is not very big but it does have some useful items and enemy encounters. Because the boss fight is optional, players can only activate the battle by attacking first. Defeating Crossbreed Priscilla will grant players the Priscilla Dagger.


#8 Developer Room – Fallout 4

The Fallout franchise usually tosses players into a massive open world where they are encouraged to explore in order to find quests and interesting locations or characters. However, there is one particular area within Fallout 4 that’s well worth mentioning and that’s the Developer’s room.

This secret area could only be accessed by typing in a few commands on the PC platform. Afterward, players would transport into a secret room where all of the items from the Fallout 4 video game would be present. Rumors have it that the area was used for developers to test certain items but with it left in after the game launched. Players could sneak inside and arm themselves with the very best weapons before venturing back out into the wasteland.


#7 Final Boss – Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania released with fans of the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game titles instantly ready to purchase the title. Not only did this game give players the look and feel of an original Sonic title that belonged to the Sega Genesis but it greatly expanded on those early game copies. Players were able to enjoy classic stages that were revamped along with a series of boss fights.

Overall players were fighting against the evil Dr. Robotnik and as it turns out, the game included a secret boss fight level that would grant players the true ending for the game. In order to get into this final fight players will have to collect all seven Chaos Emeralds and from there defeat Dr. Robotnik as Super Sonic.

This does come with a slight twist as the final boss fight with Dr. Robotnik will be able to hurt Super Sonic and take away his rings. As a result, the battle can be a bit more challenging than expected. However, if you manage to beat the boss fight then you’ll receive a new video showcasing the true ending.


#6 Muspelheim & Niflheim – God of War 2018

The latest God of War installment has become a huge hit on the PlayStation 4 where Kratos is left in an open world and facing against Norse mythology. Throughout the game, players could tweak the equipment and upgrades of Kratos’ weapons but if you wanted the best items within the game then you would need to hunt down the locations for two secret realms.

This requires a few specific Cipher locations which we covered in a previous guide. Afterwards you will gain access to both Muspelheim and Niflheim which contains the best gear to sport during your journey. Taking the time to find the Ciphers is well worth the investment especially since we have a detailed guide to help you along the way.