There are a lot of collectibles to be found in Dead Space 3. There are five type of collectibles in total, Artifacts, Logs, Weapon Parts, Circuits and Blueprints. The first type of collectible you come across is the artifact.
Finding artifacts and logs gives you valuable info about what’s going on around you. Finding them all will help you unlock the full story of the game and in turn, you will unlock The Professor achievement or trophy.
There are 40 artifacts in total and here is the list of artifact locations according to their respective chapters:
Dead Space 3 Prologue Artifact
S.C.A.F. Artifact #1 Location. The game starts with you following the locator. The locator will lead you alongside a mountain where you will come across a glowing light near a rock sticking out. You can find the first artifact and collectible of the game near this rock.
Glowing light was basically the artifact so from now, look out for the glowing lights in the game.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #1 Artifacts
EarthGov Artifact #1 Location. The events in chapter 1 will eventually lead you to a highway with unmanned vehicles. You will notice a room to the left with the Stasis Recharge station. You have to use Stasis to block the traffic and you will be able to access the room and get the EarthGov artifact inside.
Unitologist Artifact #1 Location. Once you are through the Marker cut-scene, you will come across a room full of enemies. After defeating them go down the path and look for an elevator. Once you get out of the elevator, look for the artifact behind the reception desk to the right. You will find the Unitologist artifact inside.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #2 Artifacts
EarthGov Artifact #2 Location. Once the mission starts follow the waypoint and eventually you will come across a fork in the deck below. Instead of following the locator go towards the corridor in the opposite direction. At the end of this corridor you will the artifact in the corner.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #3 Artifacts
EarthGov Artifact #3 Location. Soon after being attacked by the first monster in the chapter you will have to go to a projector room. Look for the artifact at the bottom of the projector screen.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #4 Artifacts
EarthGov Artifact #4 Location. In the chapter you will eventually get to a cut-scene in the Admiral’s quarters. Inside the same room you can find the artifact near the window.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #2 Location. Shortly after meeting Ellie in the chapter you will have to go in space outside. Here you will come across a trench in the ships hull. Look down into the trench, just past the air lock platform to find this artifact.
Alien Artifact #1 Location. After entering the lab during Explore the Greely, look for the alien artifact in the small alcove along the right wall.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #3 Location. In SS Greely, once you head outside into space, look for a big L-shaped ship part. Enter through the end and enter the sealed door. The artifact will be in the corner of the room.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #4 Location. At the CMS Brusilov head over to the ship part with the big 6 on it. Go to the back of it and enter through the door and look for the computer on the right. The artifact is next to it.
EarthGov Artifact #5 Location. At the CMS Terra Nova head outside and fly straight among the ruins. Go towards the ship part with the U shaped thing. It is straight ahead in the center. The artifact is at the base of the U shape.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #5 Artifacts
S.C.A.F. Artifact #5 Location. Use the elevator to go to the second level. Exit and head through the door to the left and leading to the bridge of the ship. Walk up a ramp onto the bridge and to the right of the room, there is an audio log. After playing it, search the pilot seats to find this artifact.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #6 Location. After the elevator malfunction, when you drop-out in the lower section of the cradle ops, head through the door and out onto some catwalks. After watching Isaac teach you some Kinesis tricks, look around the area to the side of the ladder on the upper catwalk to find this artifact.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #7 Location. After defeating the slashers, advance through the some corridors to reach the control room. Climb down the stairs to reach the lower level to find the artifact on one of the consoles.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #6 Artifacts
S.C.A.F Artifact #8 Location. After you have escaped the ship and you are in outer space head on towards the biggest ship part. Head on to the back of the debris and you should find the artifact.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #8 Artifacts
S.C.A.F Artifact #9 Location. After getting out of the radio tower in the chapter, you will have to make your way through a large pipe. Eventually at a point the pipe will break. Exit and climb on to the platform ahead. The artifact is on the top once you climb the ladder.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #9 Artifacts
S.C.A.F Artifact #10 Location. On your search for the snowsuit you will enter a pump room. There is a quarantined door where you will hear a noise on the other side. Head into the storage room to the left and grab the artifact.
S.C.A.F Artifact #11 Location. In the supply depot optional mission you will eventually find a key. Head on back to the area where you found the first artifact and you should be able to open the door this time. After making you way through this area you will eventually get to a room with frosted walls to the right. Head towards the second one and you will find the artifact there on the floor.
S.C.A.F Artifact #12 Location. After defeating the giant monster you will enter a compound. Take the ladder to the top and make your way to the end of the room. Look for the artifact to the left as you make your way to the end.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #10 Artifacts
Alien Artifact #2 Location. After going through the tunnel, much further in the chapter, you will eventually get to lift that takes you to the excavation site. Right before going to the excavation site, however, look to your right and you should be able to find the artifact near the scaffolding.
S.C.A.F Artifact #13 Location. After you take care of the giant drill, you get back to the surface using the lift. Once you are out, look behind the pillar and you will find the second artifact in the chapter.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #11 Artifacts
Unitologist Artifact #2 Location. Early on in the level you will come to the entrance to the Delta Barracks. Before going in, go behind from the left. You will find the artifact there.
Unitologist Artifact #3 Location. In the chapter you will get an optional mission that takes you to the armory. After entering look to the right and you should find a room. Enter the room and you will find the artifact lying on the floor.
Unitologist Artifact #4 Location. In the armory mission you will eventually find the armory key. After finding the key you eventually come to a tunnel where you will be attacked by enemies. At the end of the tunnel, behind some boxes you will find the last artifact of the chapter.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #13 Artifacts
S.C.A.F Artifact #14 Location. While traveling through the ice caverns, you will eventually be attacked the Necromorphs with the yellow sacks. After that you will reach a fork. Take a left, going against where the objective is. You will find the only artifact of the chapter here.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #14 Artifacts
Alien Artifact #3 Location. In the Biology area, after you deal with the enemies on the wall, head towards the barrel near the X-ray scans. You will find the artifact on top of the barrel.
Unitologist Artifact #5 Location. In the Geology area there will be an optional objective, Disposal Services. There is a room with several boxes right before the door to the optional objective. The artifact is behind the pillar on the left.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #15 Location. Following on from the location of the previous artifact, take the cargo lift and search for the artifact to the right.
Alien Artifact #4 Location. In the geology area there is a room filled with frozen creatures. The artifact is in the box to the right as you enter.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #16 Location. The artifact can be found in the Optional Objectives that take you to the barracks. Eventually you will come to the room with bunk beds. Next to the bench in this room there is another room. The artifact is in this room to the right.
S.C.A.F. Artifact #17 Location. In the Disposal Services Optional Objectives you have to make your way through to the final room which is similar to the one in the last optional objective.
EarthGov Artifact #6 Location. In the paleontology room look to the left as you walk in. The artifact will be there.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #17 Artifacts
Alien Artifact #5 Location. After the cut-scene with Isaac at the start turn back and search for the artifact to the right between the box and the ice block.
Unitologist Artifact #6 Location. In the chapter you will be required to relocate a power source. Once you move it, you will have to do it a second time. The artifact will be located close by lying on the floor.
Alien Artifact #6 Location. In the chapter there will be an optional objective in the artifact storage. You will eventually come across an Electrical puzzle which you must solve to progress. The artifact is in the space to the right of the console.
Alien Artifact #7 Location. In the Chapter you will eventually come across a puzzle involving a statue which you must complete to access the inner city. Once you take the translation door to get to the other side take a left. At the end of the route you will find the artifact behind a box.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #18 Artifacts
Alien Artifact #8 Location. In chapter 18 while following the normal route, you will eventually arrive at a room full of boxes and Necromorphs that like to jump at you. Kill the enemies and proceed to the translation door. The artifact is to the left as you approach the door.
Alien Artifact #9 Location. In the chapter there will be a hall with a telekinesis plate. Going around from the right you will eventually come to the first sealed door. You will find the artifact there.
Dead Space 3 Chapter #19 Artifacts
Alien Artifact #10 Location. After the encounter with the first wave of enemies you will find two boxes to the right. Head on towards them and take left. At the end of the path you will find the artifact.
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