Throughout the world of the video game; Dark, a total of more than 50 dark PDAs can be found but only 7 of those are required to unlock ‘Data Collector’ achivement. The following guide aims on helping you finding all the dark PDAs scattered throughout the game.
DARK PDAs Locations
It is a good idea to find all these PDAs even if only 7 of them unlock the achivement stated above as they grant players with XP that can help unlock other achivements. This can make up for additional XP that some players miss out on while playing the main storyline.
The XP earned in Dark can be used to purchase new abilities and skills for the main protaganist – Eric. XP can be earned in many ways, for example, by completing missions without triggering the alarms and by killing enemies without alerting them.
This is where finding all the PDAs seem like a good idea as completing missions without triggering alarms and alerting enemies is a tidious task. The abilities that Eric will earn by finding these PDAs will certainly help him later in the game when enemies will become stronger.
The game is divided into six chapters and so I have divided this guide into six parts; each with the locations of PDAs that be found in the corresponding chapter.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #1
Location. During the start of this mission, Eric will hide behind a van and will talk to Rose. After the dialogue, you will see your first target on a bridge, take him out, stand on his place and look to your right. You will see your first PDA on a crate on this bridge.
Location. After entering the building, make your through the shattered glass and turn right to take the stairs up. After reaching the upper floor, go to your left and you will see your next PDA near the monitor on the table.
Location. After Rose opens the museum door for you, take out all the enemies and make your way down to find a trashcan on fire. Move to the other side of the hallway and you will see the next PDA in a dark corner.
Location. The next collectable can be found in the room with the motion sensors. Keep going forward and you will see it lying on bench on your left hand side.
Location. After finding the PDA# 4, keep moving forward and you will see a cut-scene showing Angel. Open the next door and turn left. You will hear some guards talking to a man. Wait for them to kill the man and unlock the door for you. Go inside that room and you will get the next PDA on a chair.
Location. After reaching the exhibition room in the museum, you should know that the next PDA will be exactly below your position in the large hall with a large number of enemies.
Location. After clearing out the enemies and picking up the PDA# 6, head out and you will see an elevator. Instead of taking the elevator, go to the other side and you will find a room with a guard outside. Here you will find your next PDA.
Location. The next PDA can be found lying on a crate in the basement during your encounter with the ghouls.
Location. After escaping the trap in the lab, make your way all the way to the back and you will see a gate on your left (which was previously closed). Go through it and a cut-scene will trigger. After the cut-scene ends, you will see your next PDA on a crate.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #2
Location. After you are advised to avoid the civilians, take out all enemies and make your to the stairs upwards. You will see two desks here and one of the will have your next PDA.
Location. Keep on continuing to the next corridor and you will end up near a security office with a vending machine near it. Take out all the guards and pick up the next PDA in the room on your right – right opposite to the door that you have to follow.
Location. After getting to the second floor, wait for the guard to open the door for you and then make your way to the large hall where you will have to take a large number of enemies. In this hall, you will see some stairs on your left, beneath these stairs is a small room with the next PDA.
Location. After picking up the PDA# 12, make your way to the next corridor and keep an eye on the tables on your left as they have the next PDA.
Location. The corridor mentioned above will lead you to a small office where you will see two guards watching the rain. Look to your left to see a fan with the next PDA lying on a table.
Location. After reaching the park outside, keep on following the green billboards and you will see a small bar on your left. Search the bar and you will see the next PDA lying on a table.
Location. Deactivate the tunnel and make your way forward. You will notice that your waypoint will be pointing to the right. Go to the left and you will get the next collectible on a desk.
Location. After entering Vlad’s apartment, check the coffin and go to the second floor. Move the head of the statue to unlock a secret room. Turn right after entering the room to get the next collectible.
Location. While chasing Vlad, head downstairs to reveal a secret entrance covered by bushes. Enter it and you will see the next PDA on a desk at the end.
Location. After collecting the PDA# 18, make your way to the other side of the tunnel to find the next PDA. But be careful, because if Vlad spots you, he will instantly kill you.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #3
Location. To get the first two PDAs in this chapter, you will have to bomb Steiner’s club. Bomb the club to clear the area and then find the next PDA in the round room you will use to hide.
Location. The next PDA can be found on the ground floor; under the stairs. The stairs are oppsite to your position from where you start the level.
Location. After leaving the bar on the second floor, you will see a CCTV camera. Make your way forward without triggering the alarm and you will come across a few guards standing near a vending machine. Right next to the vending machine is the next collectable.
Location. After collecting the PDA# 22, make your way down the corridor and you will end up near a pool table. Go to the other end and you will get the next PDA on a couch on your left-hand side.
Location. After collecting the PDA# 23, follow the waypoint and avoid detection by the CCTV camera and take out the guard at the end of the hallway. You will see a door on your left, enter that room and get the next PDA.
Location. After entering the night club, go to the second floor to find the next PDA on the terrace.
Location. After clearing out the first room of the night club, take the door on your left from the main hall and follow the path. Keep following the area until you get to the dressing room where you will find your next PDA.
Location. After clearing out the night club for the second time, keep following your marker, and you will get into a storage room. Take out all the enemies there and before heading to the exit point. See a bunch small crates with the next PDA lying on them.
Location. The second storage room where you will encounter ghouls has a box on the left-hand side which has the next PDA.
Location. After talking to Rose, make your way to the front door and then turn left to the L-shaped wall. The next PDA will be on a couch under a TV.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #4
Location. After taking out the vampire hunters, look over your right for a small office. Go inside that office and you will see the next PDA on a table.
Location. During the part when Rose informs you about some vampires being pinned down, look to right for a dead end and a trash can. Search the area to get the next PDA.
Location. After entering the plaza, you will note that vampire hunters have positioned motion sensors in that area. Carefully, take them out and pick up the next PDA from under the CCTV camera.
Location. Standing in front of the camera, look over your left for a pillar with a large crate near it. Behind the crate is the next PDA.
Location. While in the theater, go down the ramp, and you will encounter a ghoul. Right next to it, there will be the next PDA.
Location. Just as you find the PDA# 34, make your way to the corridor on your left to trigger a cut-scene and then take a left again to find another corridor. At the end of it, you will find the next PDA near a mattress.
Location. After entering the plaza with the UV generator, look over your right for the next PDA. It is opposite to the way point on your HUD, Make sure you kill all the enemies before collecting it.
Location. After clearing out the plaza, don’t follow the way point, take a right instead, and you will see an alley. Keep following it and you will see an office on your left. There you will find your next collectable.
Location. The next PDA can be found among the ruins of Sanctury. Make your way to the second floor and you will get it on the left-hand side.
Location. This collectible is located on the same floor but on the right-hand side.
Note: Collect these PDAs before taking out the boss. IF failed to do so will trigger the cut-scene, and you will miss them.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #5
Location. After entering the Cryogenic’s building, you will see an elevator that will take you to the lower floors. Before making your way through the corridor, you will see many desks on your left. One of them will have the next collectible.
Location. You will have to go through many labs for finding Rose. Just follow your way point and you will end up near some stairs. Go around them and you will see the next PDA near a plant.
Location. The main hall will have three cells that you should search! Check the one on the ground floor first then head upstairs and find the next collectible in the room with the servers. This room is located in the middle of the chamber.
Location. After collecting the previous PDA, keep on following your way point to a small office with two adjacent monitors. Check behind this office to get the next PDA.
Location. Just as you reach the warehouse, you will see a closed door. Before opening it, check out the other room for a bunch of wooden boxes for the next PDA.
Location. After entering the laboratory through a door with a green light on it. Take out the guard and check the desk on your right for the next PDA.
Location. After collecting the PDA# 45, keep on moving forward until you reach a UV detector in front of you. You will note that your way point will point in the left, but you will take the right into the security room with the guns for the next collectible.
Location. Go through the next door to trigger a cut-scene, and after it ends, look over your left for few white chairs and benches with the next PDA.
Location. Go through the next door after collecting PDA# 47 to trigger another cut-scene Again look to your left after the cut-scene ends for the next PDA.
DARK PDAs – Chapter #6
Location. After gaining control over Eric, turn right, and you will get the next PDA near the window.
Location. After the cut-scene where vampire hunters receive new orders, look over your left while facing the way point for the next PDA on a small desk.
Location. For the next PDA, you will have to cross the hall and take out all the enemies in that area! It should be on a desk between the two beds.
Location. After your enemies receive new orders, kill them all in the barracks and go through the center to the area for the next PDA lying in a bed.
Location. While standing in front of the room marked as your way point, turn right into a smaller room to find the next collectible.
Location. The room for the computer that opens Tom’s cell has the next PDA. Make your way to the room as fast as you could and save the Tom. While facing the PC, turn to your right, and you will get the next PDA in the left corner.
Location. After the cut-scene showing Fields, a door will open. Make sure you make your way to that room to find the next collectible on some wooden crates.
Location. This PDA is unmissable because it will be right in front (after opening a door) after dealing with the armored vampire hunter.
Location. After uploading the virus, you will have to escape several guards and make your way to the cafe. After clearing the ground floor, check under the stairs for the next PDA.
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