Historian achievement in BioShock


Find every audio diary.

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How to unlock the Historian achievement

  • Greggie SmallzzGreggie Smallzz157,202
    05 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2009
    168 9 24
    After all of the comments about maps, I looked on the interwebs and found the following site with a very good workup of the maps:

    I did not make these maps, rather just found a need to share them as the text can be difficult to follow. The maps are from by Mike Mangold.

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    Haseo ATCDead link.
    Posted by Haseo ATC on 25 Jan 19 at 05:06
    GeneralJazzaThe maps can now be found archived here:
    Posted by GeneralJazza on 08 Jan 20 at 21:21
    Irvinman# 3 in the market is glitched. When you pick it up, it appears under the Neptune’s Bounty audio logs. Was driving me crazy until I googles it.
    Posted by Irvinman on 22 Jul 21 at 22:01
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  • Maniac ThanatosManiac Thanatos273,437
    06 Feb 2011 31 Jan 2011
    116 5 23
    For This you need to collect all 122 audio diaries. Most of these you can hunt down at any time, but 5 of this are missable and would require a previous save or restart to get, those are the first two in Welcome to Rapture, and the three in Rapture Control Room(Ryan's office) once leaving these areas you cannot return to them.

    Here is a list of all the audio diaries, organized by the area they are in.

    Welcome to Rapture - 2
    1. New Year's Eve Alone
    2. Hole In The Bathroom Wall

    Medical Pavilion - 17
    3. ADAM's Changes
    4. Released Today
    5. Higher Standards
    6. Love For Science
    7. Parasite Expectations
    8. Limits of Imagination
    9. Vandalism
    10. Freezing Pipes
    11. Surgery's Picasso
    12. Enrage Trial
    13. Useless Experiments
    14. Testing Telekinesis
    15. Plasmids Are The Paint
    16. Symmetry
    17. Aphrodite Walking
    18. Not What She Wanted
    19. Gatherer Vulnerability

    Neptune's Bounty - 19
    20. Bathysphere Keys
    21. Timmothy H. Interrogation
    22. Fontaine Must Go
    23. Finding The Sea Slug
    24. Picked Up Timmy H.
    25. Masha Come Home
    26. Watch Fontaine
    27. Have My Badge
    28. Adam Discovery
    29. Eden Leaking
    30. Fontaine's Smugglers
    31. Death Penalty In Rapture
    32. Meeting Ryan
    33. Rapture Changing
    34. Working Late Again
    35. Smuggling Ring
    36. Saw Masha Today
    37. Arresting Fontaine
    38. Putting The Screws On

    Smuggler's Hideout - 3
    39. Meeting with Fontaine
    40. Kraut Scientist
    41. Offered a Deal

    Arcadia - 17
    42. Seeing Ghosts
    43. Big Night Out
    44. Mass Producing Adam
    45. Arcadia Closed
    46. Shouldn't Have Come
    47. The Market Is Patient
    48. Offer A Better Product
    49. Early Tests Promising
    50. Heroes And Criminals
    51. What Won't They Steal?
    52. Teaching An Old Hound
    53. The Lazarus Vector
    54. Lazarus Vector Formula
    55. The Saturnine
    56. Arcadia And Oxygen
    57. Maternal Instinct
    58. The Great Chain

    Farmer's Market - 8
    59. Bee Enzyme
    60. First Encounter
    61. Hatred
    62. Desperate Times
    63. Pulling Together
    64. Water in Wine
    65. Adam Explained
    66. Functional Children

    Fort Frolic - 15
    67. Come To The Record Store
    68. The Wild Bunny
    69. Artists' Feud
    70. Fancy Cigarettes
    71. Stood Up Again
    72. Musical Insult
    73. The Doubters
    74. The Iceman Cometh
    75. Fontaine's Army
    76. Bump Culpepper?
    77. Guns Blazing
    78. Pregnancy
    79. It's A Gift
    80. Ryan's Stableboy
    81. Requiem For Andrew Ryan

    Hephaestus - 17
    82. Ryan Takes F Futuristics
    83. Scoping The Gate
    84. Going To Heat Loss
    85. Stopping Ryan
    86. A Man Or A Parasite
    87. Fontaine's Legacy
    88. Running Short On R-34s
    89. Assassin
    90. Kyburz Door Code
    91. Genetics Arms Race
    92. Getting A Break
    93. Market Maintenance Code
    94. Device Almost Finished
    95. The Dream
    96. Assembling The Bomb
    97. A Great Chain Moves Slowly
    98. Impossible Anywhere Else

    Rapture Central Control - 3
    99. The Vita Chamber
    100. Baby Status
    101. Mind Control Test

    Olympus Heights - 6
    102. Mozart Of Genetics
    103. Fontaine's Human Jukebox
    104. Mind Control Antidote
    105. Fontaine's Breakup
    106. Artist Woman
    107. Sad Saps

    Apollo Square - 6
    108. What's Happening Here?
    109. Atlas Lives
    110. Protection Bond
    111. Meeting Atlas
    112. The Longest Con
    113. Today's Raid

    Point Prometheus - 9
    114. Why Just Girls?
    115. Changing Employers
    116. Extra Munitions
    117. Marketing Gold
    118. Cheap Son Of A Bitch
    119. Missing Boots
    120. Protector Smell
    121. Mistakes
    122. Protecting Little Ones
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    Galarzaa90I recently started the game and I noticed I missed the first two... so, can get all the rest and then restart to get the first two, or I would have to get them all again?

    So what I'm asking is, should I restart now and get them all (I'm still pretty early in the game)?
    Posted by Galarzaa90 on 03 Aug 15 at 22:51
    Homunculus FuryRestart now you need them all on one save.
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 04 Aug 15 at 08:34
    Mightyb1ueThis was so helpful! Missed “putting the screws on” right at the end of Neptune’s Bounty. Would never have known it was this one missing without this list. Thank you
    Posted by Mightyb1ue on 14 Mar at 02:21
  • Plasma SKXPlasma SKX477,042
    13 Apr 2010 09 Dec 2012
    72 4 12
    I no this is an old game but i have done an collectible guide for the

    Audio Diary's
    All Plasmids (Tonics)
    Power To The Power (Upgrade stations)

    All in videos with voice over the video to help you get what you need

    Click Here For More Guides

    Hope these helps
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    Thanks for the guide.
    Posted on 14 Jan 17 at 12:57
    Shizim83Great Guide brother! (2017)
    Posted by Shizim83 on 05 Apr 17 at 04:10
    SONofGIANTS610love this guide helped me get those annoying diaries
    Posted by SONofGIANTS610 on 18 Oct 18 at 20:42
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