Dead Space 3 Text and Audio Logs Locations Guide


Just like in the previous games, Dead Space 3 includes audio and text logs that Isaac Clarke can locate and collect. The logs add a bit of context and flavor to the story and give many side characters some much needed love.

Aside from the story aspects, finding the logs is a must for the completionist gamer who insists on unlocking every single achievement and obtaining every collectible.

Collecting all the Audio logs awards the player with the Comms Circuit Set, collecting all the Tex logs unlocks the Research Circuit Set and getting all of them awards you the MK – II Overclocked Module Set.

For more help on Dead Space 3, read our Weapon Parts, Artifacts Locations and Circuits Locations Guide.

Without further ado, let’s get into the Dead Space 3 Text and Audio Logs guide:

Dead Space 3 Logs Locations

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #1

There are a total of two logs in this chapter, one audio and one text:

Audio Log #1
Location. Located on top of the desk in Isaac’s apartment close to the window at the start of the chapter.

Text Log #1
Location. Located on top of the bed in Isaac’s apartment at the start of the chapter.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #2

There is only one log on this chapter, an audio log:

Audio Log #1
Location. When you wake up in the medical bay after your extraction from Lunar Colony, look for a recording machine to the right that you can activate to play the log.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #3

There are two logs on this chapter, and both of them are text logs:

Text Log #1
Location. After fighting the three slashers that drop-down from the ceiling, walk to the far end of the corridor, and look for a this text log close to the corpse.

Text Log #2
Location. During optional quest ‘Craft a Weapon’ when you reach the far end of the ventilation tube, land on the platform and use your kinesis to open the door to the power generator access area. Search this room before climbing the ladder to find this text log.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #4

There are a total of eight logs in this chapter:

Text Log #1
Location. The first text log can be obtained right in the beginning, when Isaac meets his team. It’s sitting on a crate near the Bench.

Text log #2 and Audio Log #1
Location. After the cutscene in the Admiral’s quarters, look in the corner of the room up the small stairs. You will find the first audio log there.

Audio Log #2
Location. After saving Ellie, move to the elevator and use it to reach central concourse. From this location, follow the locator beam to the briefing room to listen the 200 years old briefing which gives a valuable insight to why the fleet came to this location.

Audio Log #3
Location. In explore greely optional side quest, during your attempt to restore the power and over-ride the lockdown, locate the blue-rimmed control box in the radio room and solve the puzzle by lining the needles in both gauges into the green zone to open the next door and unlock this audio log which will trigger automatically.

Audio Log #4
Location. After getting past the power generator in power generator room during Greely side quest, continue to the far side of the room to activate the blue control on the table; it will activate the audio log.

Audio Log #5
Location. After getting past the power generator in power generator room during Greely side quest, continue to the far side of the room to activate the blue control on the table; it will activate the audio log.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #5

Audio Log #1
Location. Take the door leading to the bridge of the ship, walk up the ramp onto the bridge and look for this audio log to the right of the room.

Text Log #1
Location. As you exit the bridge, pick up a text log near a corpse as you move towards the door.

Text Log #2
Location. When you are trying to locate the Tram Station, you will come across a corridor and at the end of that corridor, use your kinesis to open a large door and enter the room with a workbench.

After moving into this room, swarm enter the dead bodies in the room and turn them into necromorphs. Once you have killed them, search the desk in the room for a text log.

Audio Log #2
Location. During your attempt to Unobstruct the Tram, take the elevator to the left of the Guardian down to the cradle ops room, look for the audio log to the right. There is a workbench nearby as well if you want to craft new weapons.

Text Log #3
Location. When your scavenger bots come back with resources in my buddy, there is a text log in the central control panel of the same room.

Audio Log #3
Location. During Call The Tram, when you drop-out of the malfunctioning elevator in the lower section of the cradle ops, look around the area for an audio player to listen to the audio log.

Audio Log #4
Location. During Coning Tower optional quest, you will find all Mid Station doors locked, walk up to the control panel on the left and complete the electrical engineering interface to connect power to the doors and unlock one of them. Once the door is unlocked, enter the room and walk up the steps to the left of the control room from the lockers to find this audio log.

Text Log #4
Location. During Coning Tower optional side quest, once you have stopped reverse gravity, walk up the ramp to get this log, just before heading back to the elevator.

Text Log #5
Location. During Coning Tower optional side quest, take the elevator to come down to the second level to find key to the supply room. Search this room to find the text log.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #6

Audio Log #1
Location. You will find the first and only audio log in this chapter in the Mid Station control room; this is the same log you can get in the Conning Tower optional mission, so you might already have it.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #8

There are a total of four logs in this chapter, two text logs and two audio logs:

Text Log #1
Location. To find the first text log for this chapter, proceed until the cut scene where a giant monster tosses you off a cliff. After this, walk along the pipe here until you find some metal panels/fences marked HU (Hospitality Unit). There is a small shack nearby inside of which you can find a text log on the table.

Audio Log #1
Location. The first audio log is in the same shack as the first text log, simply start up the generator using telekinesis and it will begin playing automatically.

Text Log #2
Location. The next text log is found in a similar shack, sometime after you leave the pipe when it breaks. There will be a key card door, pass by it and you will see the shack to the far left. The log is in that shack.

Audio Log #2
Location. Same as the first two, the second audio log will automatically start playing when you activate the generator in this shack.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #9

There are a whopping eleven logs in this chapter, here’s where to find them:

Audio Log #1
Location. After you’ve activated the elevator and used it to go to a lower floor, you should come to a kitchen area where an enemy runs away. Proceed through the next set of rooms until you fight some weaker enemies, and in the next room after that you can find the first audio log of the chapter.

Audio Log #2
Location. The next audio log is found after you escape the spiked pistons and enter a room overlooking another containing some puzzles. There is a supply depot key here, pick it up and the audio log will start playing.

Audio Log #3
Location. To find the next log, get the Arctic Survival Suit and pass the security check. Open the grilled door to the left and you will find the third audio log.

Text Log #1
Location. After the fight with the big necromorph go inside the outpost. In the second room from the entrance, there is a ladder that leads to some personal quarters. You can find the first text log of the chapter on a desk.

Text Log #2
Location. Use the cargo lift to get outside and walk straight until you find a locked garage. Complete the mini-game to open the door, and find the next text log on the second shelf on your left.

Audio Log #4
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, when you enter the supply depot, check the desk that’s on the far side of the first chamber; it contains an audio log.

Text Log #3
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, in the second room after you find the previous log (follow the locator), look at the desk to the right to find another text log.

Text Log #4
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, as you proceed through the Supply Depot you will come to a room that has dead people held in torture devices. You will find a log on the desk near the stairs.

Text Log #5
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, after the last log is found, you will eventually use a cargo lift. Inside the room with the engineering bench, as you enter, look for the text log on the small table that’s on the right side.

Audio Log #5
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, after you lower the bridge using Kinesis, and the locked door that requires a Tungsten Torque Bar to open, you will eventually use an elevator. As you leave, two Necromorphs will attack you. You will find an audio log in this room, next to the exit.

Audio Log #6
Location. During the optional Supply Depot side quest, on your way out of the ‘Explosive Storage’ room, you can find another engineering bench in a room with a lot of computer monitors. You’ll find the next audio log near the monitors.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #10

There is only one log in this chapter, an audio log:

Audio Log #1
Location. As soon as the cutscene where you meet back up with your team ends, just look left and you will see the first and only audio log in this chapter.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #11

There are a total of eleven logs in this chapter, let’s go through them all one-by-one:

Audio Log #1
Location. In the beginning of the chapter, just as you enter the Furnace Room, you will with the first audio log to the left.

Text Log #1
Location. When you are told to search for some parts to build a Probe, you will eventually arrive at a door that requires a key card. Inside it you will find a text log in front of the elevator.

Text Log #2
Location. Soon enough you will enter a place called Delta Barracks. In here, you can find a text log on the table to the right as you enter.

Text Log #3
Location. Also in Delta Barracks. Search the shelves in the left corner of the room next to some lockers and you will find another text log.

Audio Log #2
Location. During the optional Armory side quest, as you proceed through the level you’ll come across two cylindrical rooms. As you enter the room that’s after the second cylindrical room, check the desk in front of you for this audio log.

Audio Log #3
Location. During the optional Armory side quest, when you get to the room where you can obtain the Armory key (the one where you take an elevator in a room filled with soldiers) search for the desk which has the key on it. You’ll find the audio log next to it.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #14

There are a total of eleven logs in this chapter as well, and here’s where you can find them:

Text Log #1
Location. Once you’ve received the research facility key from Ellie, proceed to the lower level and access the Pump Room via the circular corridor. You will find a text log inside on a desk inside.

Audio Log #1
Location. After using the sterilization system, follow the waypoint to a room you could not enter before. Enter the Neurology room and you will find an audio log to your left.

Audio Log #2
Location. After getting to the Paleontology Sector you need to use telekinesis to unlock a door. This is the room where you obtain the Reaper Barracks key. You will take an elevator here, kill some enemies and then take a cargo lift. As you leave the lift you will see the log on a desk to the right.

Audio Log #3
Location. Eventually you will reach a control room where you will deploy some gas to destroy the infestation. Soon after this you enter the room known as ‘The Zoo’, inside this room you will find an audio log on a nearby desk.

Text Log #2
Location. During the optional Reaper Barracks side quest, as you exit the elevator that takes you there, you can find this text log lying on the floor in front.

Text Log #3
Location. During the optional Reaper Barracks side quest, just a little bit ahead of the last log, you will find this near the two suit Kiosks.

Text Log #4
Location. During the optional Reaper Barracks side quest, there is a door near the last log, open it and you’ll see the next log on the table in front.

Text Log #5
Location. During the optional Disposal Services side quest, once you are inside the first room of Disposal Services – which is the workshop – check the desk that’s next to the lockers. You’ll find a text log on it.

Text Log #6
Location. During the optional Disposal Services side quest, as you continue with the quest, you’ll use a cargo lift after coming across a Bench. In the next room you’ll find another text log on the desk.

Text Log #6
Location. During the optional Disposal Services side quest, after getting the last log, move on and take an elevator. You’ll come to a room with a lot of computer monitors, and in the room after that you’ll come across a text log on a desk in front of you.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #16

This is a fairy short chapter, and only includes one log, an Audio Log:

Audio Log #1
Location. After you rappel down for the second time, you’ll come to a room that contains a bench and a suit kiosk (you have to hack a door to enter here). You’ll find an audio log on the desk nearby.

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #17

In this chapter we have a total of 7 logs to find, and here’s where you can do so:

Text Log #1
Location. Enter the first room you find after the area with the Bench in it (right in the beginning). Look to your right to find a text log near the bottom of a blackboard.

Audio Log #1
Location. Sometime after setting up the second set of charges, you’ll fall down into a room filled with smaller Markers. As you cross the room the locator will tell you to go right. Instead, take the door to the left and hack the control box to trigger the audio log automatically.

Audio Log #2
Location. In this chapter you will come across these disks on the ground that amplify your Telekinesis when you stand on them. You will come across one right after using a cargo lift at some point in the chapter and simply standing on it will activate this audio log.

Audio Log #3
Location. This log is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. As you leave the elevator that got you here, go downstairs and you look to your right, near the frozen specimen to find this audio log.

Text Log #2
Location. This log is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. Right after the last log, you’ll find this text log behind you at the top of the stairs.

Text Log #3
Location. This log is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. After entering the cylindrical area with no gravity, you need to go down, near the big crates. At the top of the third bridge you’ll find a text log floating in the air.

Text Log #4
Location. This log is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. In the second anti-gravity room with the lasers, you will find a text log once you’ve landed on the second bridge floating next to the rails (near the exit door).

Dead Space 3 Logs – Chapter #18

In this chapter you can collect only three logs, and here’s where to find them:

Text Log #1
Location. As you begin the chapter, take the only available path until you find an unpowered bench. Next to the bench is some scaffolding where you can find a text log.

Audio Log #1
Location. Some time later you will come across an unpowered cargo lift for which you need to activate the generator. This audio log will play automatically as you turn on the generator.

Text Log #2
Location. Eventually you will go all the way back in this chapter and also in the previous one. Therefore, you don’t need to search for this text log until you have to solve the puzzle with the three statues and receptacles. As soon as you head inside the central structure, you can see the audio log right in front of you (before you climb up using the device).

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