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* The old lady Evelyn is British, used to be a prolific and famous archaeologist, lives alone in a mansion filled with relics, explored [[VideoGame/TombRaiderII Xi'an]] in her youth, ties back her hair, and has a gun and knows how to use it. If not for the name, Evelyn would be a dead ringer for an elderly [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].

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* The old lady Evelyn is British, used to be a prolific and famous archaeologist, lives alone in a mansion filled with relics, explored [[VideoGame/TombRaiderII Xi'an]] Xi'an, China]] in her youth, ties back her hair, and has a gun and knows how to use it. If not for the name, Evelyn would be a dead ringer for an elderly [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].Croft]].
* During the flashback at Evelyn's mansion, Nate and Sam find a book written by T.E. Lawrence, which prompts Sam to remark that he always wanted to see ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''. This also doubles as a ContinuityNod to ''VideoGame/Uncharted3'', which involved Nate retracing one of Lawrence's adventures in Arabia.



* Considering the subject matter, it's unsurprising to see a number of visual nods to ''Film/TheGoonies'' toward the end, including pirate skeletons (who died in similar circumstances) around a long dinner table and a pirate ship intact inside a large cavern.
* After reading one of the letters regarding the pirate civil war in Libertalia, Nate compares the situation to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.

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* Considering the subject matter, it's unsurprising to see a number of visual nods to ''Film/TheGoonies'' toward the end, including pirate skeletons (who died in similar circumstances) around a long dinner table table, and a pirate ship intact inside a large cavern.
* After reading one of the old letters regarding the pirate civil war in Libertalia, Nate compares the situation to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.


* Considering the subject matter, it's unsurprising to see a number of visual nods to ''Film/TheGoonies'' toward the end, including pirate skeletons (who died in similar circumstances) around a long dinner table and a pirate ship intact inside a large cavern.

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* Considering the subject matter, it's unsurprising to see a number of visual nods to ''Film/TheGoonies'' toward the end, including pirate skeletons (who died in similar circumstances) around a long dinner table and a pirate ship intact inside a large cavern.cavern.
* After reading one of the letters regarding the pirate civil war in Libertalia, Nate compares the situation to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.


* The young, blond founder of Libertalia who has a monkey as his pirate sigil and Sam "doesn't recognize" is a reference to Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of classic pirate adventure game ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland''. If you look at his burnt painting in King's Bay, you can even see the first two letters of his name are "Gu", Sam speculates [[YouFightLikeACow he rose to become a fearsome swordsman]], and later Nate will mention [[MadLibsCatchphrase "That's the second-biggest cistern I've ever seen"]] in his tower.

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* The young, blond founder of Libertalia who has a monkey as his pirate sigil and Sam "doesn't recognize" is a reference to Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of classic pirate adventure game ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland''. If you look at his burnt painting in King's Bay, you can even see the first two letters of his name are "Gu", Sam speculates [[YouFightLikeACow he rose to become a fearsome swordsman]], and later Nate will mention [[MadLibsCatchphrase "That's the second-biggest cistern I've ever seen"]] in his tower.[[note]]The official artbook lists his name as [[WritingAroundTrademarks "Guy Wood"]].[[/note]]

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* Nathan climbs across the hands of a giant clock tower, in an {{homage}} to ''Film/SafetyLast''.
* One of the missions is titled [[Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov The Brothers Drake]].
* The action of the Drake brothers giving each other a boost to reach a broken ladder with the second brother sending a way across is one for ''VideoGame/BrothersATaleOfTwoSons''.
* Earlier in the game, there's an AgeCut scene from young Nathan to the older Nathan, who subsequently gets punched in the face, just like Indy in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
* The young, blond founder of Libertalia who has a monkey as his pirate sigil and Sam "doesn't recognize" is a reference to Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of classic pirate adventure game ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland''. If you look at his burnt painting in King's Bay, you can even see the first two letters of his name are "Gu", Sam speculates [[YouFightLikeACow he rose to become a fearsome swordsman]], and later Nate will mention [[MadLibsCatchphrase "That's the second-biggest cistern I've ever seen"]] in his tower.
* In the epilogue, you can find and inspect a copy of ''The Nameless City'' by Faith Erin Hicks. This is an actual recent release; the artist previously worked on a comic for ''The Last of Us''.
* Also in the epilogue, in Cassie's room you can find a poster for ''Savage Starlight 2''. ''Savage Starlight'' was the comic series that Joel and Ellie kept collecting in ''The Last of Us''.
* You can have Nate and Sully visit a busy passport office in Chapter 11. Sully remarks how dreadful it will be having to deal with long lines to get back to the States. Nate replies that it will be nowhere near as bad as entering [[VideoGame/PapersPlease Arstotzka]].
* At one point, Nathan plays the original ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' on a [=PS1=]. The real kicker? It's a fully emulated level that you're required to play during the cutscene.
* The old lady Evelyn is British, used to be a prolific and famous archaeologist, lives alone in a mansion filled with relics, explored [[VideoGame/TombRaiderII Xi'an]] in her youth, ties back her hair, and has a gun and knows how to use it. If not for the name, Evelyn would be a dead ringer for an elderly [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].
* Nate's stage name during his magic phase was "Nate the Great", the name of a children's book series.
* Considering the subject matter, it's unsurprising to see a number of visual nods to ''Film/TheGoonies'' toward the end, including pirate skeletons (who died in similar circumstances) around a long dinner table and a pirate ship intact inside a large cavern.

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