Bioshock 2 Audio Diaries
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1.0 Sourced from GamesRadar with edits to diaries from the Beginning and
the Atlantic Express zones.
1.1 More edits to diaries through Siren Alley. Also attempted to fix the
encode errors. Also changed the numbering.
1.2 More edits through Fontaine Futuristics.
1.3 Finished edits throughout game. Another attempt at the encode errors and
I was cutting out the pictures, etc. for my own use and figured other people
would like to use it too. As I went through the game and found the audio
diaries myself, I updated and edited the guide to more accurately or more
explanatorily, in my opinion, represent their locations.
IMPORTANT! You CANNOT go back to get audio diaries you miss. You
*must* get them the first time you are in the area.
I also welcome any help from you!
A quick apology to everyone who used or tried to use versions 1.0 through 1.2
This is my first guide, and I was having some problems with encoding and
formatting. Hopefully version 1.3 fixed this. If not, I am working on it.
Spoiler disclaimer: This guide is NOT designed to be
spoiler free as it contains information as to locations of
audio diaries and therefore is prone to spoiling locations
and other information. However, I have tried to stay as
informative as possible while removing spoilers.
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Thanks for using this guide!
Tables of Contents:
(ctrl or cmd + f to jump to a different section based on three character code)
The Beginning (BNG)
The Atlantic Express (AES)
Ryan Amusements (RAS)
Pauper's Drop (PDP)
Siren Alley (SIA)
Dionysus Park (DPK)
Fontaine Futuristics (FFS)
Persephone Outer (POR)
Inner Persephone (IPE)
Enjoy. . .
THE BEGINNING (BNG)
Audio Diary #1 - "Attention Workers!"
Located in the large pool room where you first see a Big
Sister. On the left side of the room, right next to the
sparking generator that you use to restore power.
Audio Diary #2 - "Fitness"
Inside the locked steam room. Just use the code written on
the window to enter.
Audio Diary #3 - "To My Daughter"
After restoring power and entering the unlocked area,
you'll walk by two restrooms. The audio diary is at the
back of the women's, or "Dames," room.
Audio Diary #4 - "Return"
Inside the room with the wading pool and fancy arched
bridge. Find the corner with the "Best and Brightest"
poster and look on the bench below for the audio diary.
Audio Diary #5 - "They Called It Rapture"
In the room passed the room with the bridge, go through the
door marked Rapture Metro.The audio diary is on the floor
with some teddy bears to the left as you enter.
Audio Diary #6 - "Generation"
In the next room, near the Vita-Chamber, check the corner
of the bar for this audio diary.
Audio Diary #7 - "Escape from Rapture"
During the first underwater walking segment, watch your
left for a crashed bathysphere pod. It's right before the
Adonis pillar forces you to jump. Search the corpses inside
to grab the audio diary.
THE ATLANTIC EXPRESS (AES)
Audio Diary #8 - "The Great Chain Rattles"
You'll enter a large station and watch as a train car falls
to the ground. To the left of that wreckage is a door
leading to a Train Workshop. The audio diary is on a desk
Audio Diary #9 - "Mr. Tape Recorder"
Once you've obtained the Telekinesis plasmid, return to the
area where you emerged from the water. Next to those steps
is a huge fan, with the audio diary hidden behind it.
You'll need to use your newfound power to pull the diary
Audio Diary #10 - "Just a Fad"
On an upper balcony lined with gas tanks. The game is
strongly suggesting that you use your newfound Telekinesis
power to throw those tanks at a gathering of Splicers
below. Before doing so, grab the audio diary off the
Audio Diary #11 - "What Happened to the People?"
This audio diary is in the second large train station - the
one in which the train car doesn't fall to the ground. To
the right of that train car, on the platform, near a
mattress, is the tape.
Audio Diary #12 - "Ryan vs Lamb: Reality"
Go to the very back of the cafeteria, past the kitchen with
the burning stoves. The audio diary is in a dark storage
room with windows looking out on water.
Audio Diary #13 - "Know the Beast"
Once you've removed the pipe from the gears using
Telekinesis, a big door will open. Go through and turn left
into a hallway, and then left again, and the diary is in
the corner near the window on an overturned filing cabinet.
Audio Diary #14 - "Improving on Suchong's Work"
Upon exiting the lengthy elevator ride, you'll be in a room
with Trap Rivets. Up some stairs and to the left is a
Manager's Office with the audio diary tucked in a filing
Audio Diary #15 - "The Situation"
Before leaving on the train, search the benches near the ID
sign for an audio diary.
RYAN AMUSEMENTS (RAS)
Audio Diary #16 - "Eleanor's Progress"
As you enter the door up the stairs from the station, it is
in the corner on the right with the candles.
Audio Diary #17 - "The Old Sheepdog"
In the manager's office, immediately before you remote hack
through a broken window to open the door.
Audio Diary #18 - "Volunteer"
The middle of the Rapture Museum, beneath a bench that is
directly between the doors to the Gift Shop and to the Hall
Audio Diary #19 - "Eat Dog"
Can't miss this one. It's in the same gift wagon as the
Drill Power tonic Eleanor leaves for you.
Audio Diary #20 - "'Child' and Guardian"
Located near the far windows of the El Dorado Lounge, where
you fight your first Big Daddy.
Audio Diary #21 - "You, Me, and 1959"
Before entering the Journey to the Surface ride, head to
the Ride Maintenance room on the left for this audio diary.
Audio Diary #22 - "Escape Plan"
On floor next to the second harvest corpse.
Audio Diary #23 - "Lamb the Problem, Sinclair the Solution"
To the east of the second harvest is a pile of crates with
an Eve Hypo, .50 Caliber Rounds and another audio diary.
It's right behind some falling water, and also near a large
neon arrow sign that says "Conformity & Co."
Audio Diary #24 - "Truth is in the Body"
Go through the hole in the wall in the corner just before
the second Andrew Ryan robot to a series of balconies
overlooking the track. Diary is on a workbench between two
of those balconies.
Audio Diary #25 - "Deterioration"
To the right of the animatronic scene with the parents and
child is a storage room full of giant hands. Climb the one
in the center as if it were a ramp and you'll find the
audio diary on an upper balcony. (Thanks to EngieIndeed)
Audio Diary #26 - "Working for Sinclair"
Past the animatronic scene with the parents and child
watching television is a water-filled room with a Power to
the People weapon upgrade station. In a room to the right
is an ammunition vending machine and the audio diary.
Audio Diary #27 - "Doctor Lamb"
Under the security camera, go to the left and break down
the wooden boards with melee to reveal the diary.
Audio Diary #28 - "Efficacy"
On your left just as you pass through the doorway near the
Audio Diary #29 - "Dating Tip"
You might have noticed this door before entering Journey to
the Surface. Once you've opened / unlocked all maintenance
doors in order to exit Journey to the Surface, this door
will finally open. Head inside for the audio diary.
Audio Diary #30 - "A Father's Love"
Halfway through the Hall of the Future, next to a Vita-
Audio Diary #31 - "Cutting Corners"
In the far right back corner of the Gift Shop, near a safe.
Audio Diary #32 - "Rapture is Deliverance"
Restroom of the Gift Shop… "Dames" side. You have to
Electro Shock the locked door to enter.
Audio Diary #33 - "Disappeared"
Trapped in ice near the beginning of the level. Once you
have the Incinerate plasmid, you can melt the ice and get
Audio Diary #34 - "Wooden Nickels"
Immediately before boarding the train, look for a newly
opened door to the left of the previously frozen tunnel
entrance. It was locked when you were here before. Inside
is an audio diary.
PAUPER'S DROP (PDP)
Audio Diary #35 - "Ryan vs Lamb: Religious Rights"
Inside Marlene's Flower Emporium.
Audio Diary #36 - "Better Times with Lamb"
On the ceiling of Marlene's Flower Emporium. Access this
area by climbing the wooden ramp at the back of the
Fishbowl Diner, then crossing the roof and another wooden
Audio Diary #37 - "Wrong Side of the Tracks"
The front office of the Sinclair Deluxe. You can collect
this audio diary before clearing the Brute Splicer's
Audio Diary #38 - "The End of the Line"
At the makeshift altar to Prentice Mills, in the corner of
the large Downtown area with the upended train car.
Audio Diary #39 - "Clinic Code at the Fishbowl"
Sitting right outside the door to Fontaine Clinics, below
the code input.
Audio Diary #40 - "Camera in Hock"
On the desk of R. Flanagan. His office is on the second
floor of the Hamilton.
Audio Diary #41 - "Arrangements"
After exiting the top floor of the Hamilton, there is a
Little Sister altar full of blue butterflies. The audio
diary is there.
Audio Diary #42 - "Therapy With Grace 1"
From the roof of the Pawn Shop cross the wooden walkway
to the Luxury Rooms. An audio diary is here.
Audio Diary #43 - "Blood and Lamb"
Go to the "Books" store in the Skid Row section of the
level. The door will be locked until you access and hack
through a hole in the back of the neighboring Pharmacy.
Audio Diary #44 - "Mole"
Down the hallway in front of the Pharmacy, there is a
fire with the audio diary nearby.
Audio Diary #45 - "Sunday Services"
Take a right out of the hallway with Diary #44 and another
right into the apartments. Take the second left and the
diary is on a couch.
Audio Diary #46 - "Pauper's Drop"
In a hidden room off the roof of the Pharmacy. Get there by
taking a wooden walkway from the Skid Row apartments where
you got the last audio diary.
Audio Diary #47 - "Closing the Limbo Room"
Grace's dressing room in the Limbo Room.
Audio Diary #48 - "A Gift From Lamb"
Bathroom at the back of Room 106, which is on the second
floor of the Sinclair Deluxe. Go here immediately upon
entering the hotel.
Audio Diary #49 - "Profit Coming, Profit Going"
Before moving to the third floor, head right and go up
some stairs. Jump across a gap to grab the audio diary.
Audio Diary #50 - "Where Has Harry Gone?"
Go through door 213, turn left, and to the right of the
turret in this room is the diary.
Audio Diary #51 - "The Butterfly"
Room 212, on the second left in a butterfly room, on the
Audio Diary #52 - "What A Snap"
Upon reaching the fourth floor, turn right and follow the
hallway to the end.
Audio Diary #53 - "Barbarism"
Tucked under Eleanor's bed in Grace's apartment.
Audio Diary #54 - "Failing Lamb"
Lying on Grace's bed in her apartment.
Audio Diary #55 - "Field Trial #1"
While escaping Pauper's Drop, kill the Brute Splicer you
encounter in the Fishbowl Diner area. Search his corpse
for an audio diary.
SIREN ALLEY (SIA)
Audio Diary #56 - "A Silent God"
Hanging next to the painting of the first BioShock's plane
crash. On your left as you enter Little Eden Plaza from the
Audio Diary #57 - "Misbehaving"
The counter of the Poisoned Apple bar in Little Eden Plaza.
To get inside, you must climb up any of the nearby
staircases and drop through the roof.
Audio Diary #58 - "The Rumbler"
Inside the restroom of the Mermaid Lounge, under a mound of
Audio Diary #59 - "Plasmid Shipment"
Upper floor of Mermaid Lounge, on a table in the slot machine
room in the back.
Audio Diary #60 - "Farther to Fall"
Right next to the Mermaid Lounge's weapon upgrade (Power to
the People) station. To access, go upstairs, shoot a hack
dart through the bar window to unlock the door and drop
through the hole in the floor.
Audio Diary #61 - "'Father Simon Wales'"
In an office in the back of the first floor of the Pink
Audio Diary #62 - "Double Standard"
Second floor of the Pink Pearl, in the central room with
the bed, dead hooker and purple flickering light.
Audio Diary #63 - "Wales ‘an Wales"
Daniel Wales's desk on the highest floor of the Pink Pearl.
His office is next to the hole in the floor that Daniel
Audio Diary #64 - "The Date is the Code"
Search Daniel Wales's corpse after defeating him.
Audio Diary #65 - "Lamb's Salvation"
Outside the entrance to Plaza Hedone, propped next to the
door you've spent the first half of this level trying to
Audio Diary #66 - "The Pair Bond Mechanism"
In Plaza Hedone, the second shopping center of Siren Alley.
Near the door to the Little Sisters Orphanage, as well as a
Gatherer's Garden and security camera.
Audio Diary #67 - "Bury Her Memory"
Second level of Plaza Hedone, in a northwestern room with a
desk and a fridge.
Audio Diary #68 - "The Requirements of Utopia"
In the southwest, ground-level corner of Plaza Hedone are
two small alleys that meet in a loop. Follow the loop down
all the way to find an audio diary.
Audio Diary #69 - "An Empty Niche"
Find the illegal plasmid lab by hitting the "conspicuous
switch" at the Green Grocery. At the very back of this
area, on the bottom floor, you'll find the audio diary
on a table.
Audio Diary #70 - "Lamb's Operation"
Located in the smugglers' hideout, which is above the Green
Grocery. Most any walkway on the 2nd or 3rd levels of Plaza
Hedone will lead you to this area eventually, but you can go
up the stairs outside the Grocery, take two rights, a left,
two more rights, and the door is on the left.
Audio Diary #71 - "My Name is Eleanor"
Last bunk bed in the group sleeping quarters of the Little
Audio Diary #72 - "Shackled to the Great Chain"
Upon entering Pump Control Substation #5, go left up
the stairs to a locked office. Hack the door through the
grate and grab this audio diary.
Audio Diary #73 - "Guidance of Lamb"
At the candle altar, in Pump Substation #5, before heading
into the "Temple of Lamb." It's underneath the paintings of
the first BioShock protagonist's hands.
Audio Diary #74 - "Therapy with Grace 2"
In the last hallway before Father Wales's church, there's a
door on your left leading to Sofia Lamb's office and a
Power to the People weapon upgrade station. The audio diary
is tucked in a filing cabinet.
Audio Diary #75 - "The Creed of the Faithful"
At the main altar of Father Wales's church, beneath the
large painting of the butterfly-headed woman. Grab during
the fight or before the place floods afterwards.
DIONYSUS PARK (DPK)
Audio Diary #76 - "Patronage"
In the room to the east of the large room with the covered
statues is the audio diary.
Audio Diary #77 - "A Gift From Billy"
Climb up the stairs to exit the first big room with the
covered statues. Continue down the stairs on the other side
of the landing at the top. This way ends with rubble, but
also an audio diary.
Audio Diary #78 - "Lamb's Time is Over"
When you use Billy's code to unlock the door above, you'll
find a room with another audio diary.
Audio Diary #79 - "Lamb's Idea of Art"
After climbing a frozen stairwell, in the room past the
ammo vending machine, the audio diary is at the feet of one
of the statues on your left as you enter.
Audio Diary #80 - "Lost and Found"
Center of the carousel.
Audio Diary #81 - "Dionysus Park's Weakness"
In the first room of Basement Storage. Climb up the short
stairs on either side and you'll find the audio diary
propped against a flooding door.
Audio Diary #82 - "Lamb Flouts the System"
In the central area between the Theater, Ocean Entrance,
and the hallway to the J. Fischer Gallery and Imago Fine
Arts spaces, the audio diary is near the central statue
of the two women standing back to back with their arms
raised up to the sky.
Audio Diary #83 - "Learning Poker"
Head to the Triton Theater, and take a right to the basement
lounge. At the back, behind the counter, through a locked
door that you must hack open, is this audio diary.
Audio Diary #84 - "A Spy"
The edge of the theater balcony.
Audio Diary #85 - "Growing Up"
In the Triton Theater, follow signs up to the Projection
Booth. Across from the booth room's door is a pile of
rubble with the audio diary.
Audio Diary #86 - "A Secular Saint"
Go through the door to the left of the theater screen. The
audio diary is at the end of the hallway.
Audio Diary #87 - "The Voice of the Self"
On the piano in the Piano Bar.
Audio Diary #88 - "Falling Into Place"
Inside the frozen Imago Gallery, near the entrance of the
same room with the Little Sister vent in the back. You'll
have to thaw some ice to grab the audio diary.
Audio Diary #89 - "Gotta Keep It Together"
Back of the J. Fischer Gallery, on a bookshelf partially
covered by some rubble.
Audio Diary #90 - "A Plan"
At the very end of the level, in the newly opened security
booth with Stanley Poole.
FONTAINE FUTURISTICS (FFS)
Audio Diary #91 - "Alone at Last"
Walk through the first door of this level and the audio
diary is immediately to your left.
Audio Diary #92 - "Agnus Dei"
Pretty sure you won't miss this one. It's the password from
Gil Alexander that you use to progress through the level.
Audio Diary #93 - "Means of Control"
After "Alex the Great" opens the door to the foyer, the
audio diary is on a couch immediately upon entering this
door, to the right of the corpse hanging from the wall.
Audio Diary #94 - "Prototype"
When you're first entering the Plasmid Showroom, go to the
end of the entrance hallway, and you can look through a hole
in the wall and see a corpse tied to a chair with a code
written in blood behind her. In the next area, with the water
on the ground near the harvest corpse, go through a locked door
with that code and you'll find the audio diary.
Audio Diary #95 - "Life After Sisterhood"
On the second floor of Fontaine Futuristics Tower. You'll
notice it next to the Little Sister vent as soon as you
climb the central stairs.
Audio Diary #96 - "A New Cognitive Model"
On the second floor, look for a hole in the western wall.
Go through through, follow the passage to your left and drop
into the presentation room with the diary.
Audio Diary #97 - "Source of Volunteers"
Head to the Marketing Department of Fontaine Futuristics -
the area with the Splicer board meeting that comes to life.
The room to the left of this area is flooded with
electrified water. The audio diary is on one of the
submerged desks to your left as you come in.
Audio Diary #98 - "Goodbye to Fontaine"
Inside the Office of Frank Fontaine. Turn the boar head to
reveal this audio diary.
Audio Diary #99 - "Abort the Experiment"
Upon entering the Plasmid Laboratory, the table with an audio
diary will be immediately upon your left. If you enter
another underwater lock, you've gone too far, so turn back!
Audio Diary #100 - "Solving for X"
Under the circuit breaker on the north end of the lab you use
to restore power in the lab.
You should receive an achievement/trophy now. If you don't,
you missed one.
Audio Diary #101 - "Gil's Place in the Plan"
Next to the Gatherer's Garden under the switch to turn the
power back on in the lab.
Audio Diary #102 - "Outlived Usefulness"
"Pacification Chamber" side of the laboratory. On the
control deck of the observation room.
Audio Diary #103 - "Meltzer's Choice"
"Holding Cells" side of the laboratory. When you kill the
Big Daddy in this area, make sure to search his corpse.
Audio Diary #104 - "Goodbye, Dr. Alexander"
"Holding Cells" side of the laboratory. Below one of the
Little Sister vents all the way around at the end of
Audio Diary #105 - "Big Sister"
"Holding Cells" side of the laboratory in the locked
Surveillance Office (open through a hole near #103)
Audio Diary #106 - "Betrayal"
"Holding Cells" side of the laboratory. Near Diary #104,
there is a hole down to the holding cells. The northwestern
cell (when looking at the map) contains the audio diary, but
is also frozen shut. Try lighting the gas on fire, or Go
through the back of the northeastern cell and Incinerate the
ice through the bars.
Audio Diary #107 - "The People's Daughter"
The audio diary is in the hallway leading to the level-ending
PERSEPHONE OUTER (POR)
(Note: These audio diaries are categorized under "Lamb" in
the Messages section of your menu.)
Audio Diary #108 - "Selling Ryan Short"
Take the first right after the vending machine. The audio
diary is near the Little Sister vent here. You'll wake up
in this room later, so don't worry if you miss it at first.
Audio Diary #109 - "Withholding Visitation"
After you pull the lever in Sofia Lamb's office, continue
down the hallway past the bookshelves. The audio diary is
sitting on this chair at this desk. If you start climbing a
long set of stairs, you've gone too far.
Audio Diary #110 - "Blessing in Disguise"
In a toy submarine to the left of the red Big Daddy wrangling
a sea dragon statue on the landing at the top of the long stairs.
Audio Diary #111 - "Behind Mother's Back"
On the same desk as the Big Sister helmet you acquire for
Audio Diary #112 - "Freeing Father"
Check behind Eleanor's bed when you're bringing her the
three pieces of the Big Sister suit. Do so before giving
her the pieces.
INNER PERSEPHONE (IPE)
(Note: These diaries are categorized under "Persephone" in
the Messages section of your menu.)
Audio Diary #113 - "Out With the Old. . ."
In the same room (Security Checkpoint A) as the panel you
hacked through a broken window. Once you've unlocked the
doors, just make sure to circle back around to this area
through the glass tunnels before hitting the Prisoner
Audio Diary #114 - "The Definition of Despair"
One of the cafeteria tables near the window.
The next six audio diaries are located in the Prison area
where you fight Sinclair.
Audio Diary #115 - "First Two Digits"
This one is on the upper level, in a Cell Block D toilet.
Audio Diary #116 - "A Trade"
Also in Cell Block D. This time, in the cell next to the
Audio Diary #117 - "No More Hope Left"
Search the hanging corpse in Cell Block B, which is only
accessible through a hole in the wall of Cell Block C.
Audio Diary #118 - "A Generous Offer"
In Block A, first cell on the left as you enter. There's a
corpse stuck in a wall hole.
Audio Diary #119 - "Last Two Digits"
Lower level of the Holding / Sinclair area. Follow the
signs to Cell Block South Quad and look for the dark cell
in the corner. The audio diary is through the glowing hole.
Audio Diary #120 - "Magic Sauce"
Inside the locked security tower with Sinclair.
The next five audio diaries are located in the Therapy
section of Persephone. Skip ahead if you went to the Infirmary
Audio Diary #121 - "Legs, Mouth, Arms, and Eyes"
In the office on your left as you enter the Therapy Section,
search the corpse in the prison outfit on the couch for this
Audio Diary #122 - "A Simple Question"
This one is in the Intensive Therapy
room, near all the electric chairs.
Audio Diary #123 - "Destructive Learning"
Also in the Therapy section. Before heading down the hall
to the Pediatric Ward, check the door you see above,
surrounded by falling water. The audio diary is inside.
Audio Diary #124 - "Sacrifices"
Also in the Therapy section. Follow the signs to the
Administration Office and, once there, go through the first
door you see to find this room full of white cabinetry.
Audio Diary #125 - "A Stratagem for Sinclair"
Also in the Therapy section, on the bottom floor of the
Administration Offices. Look left of all the Pneumo mail
The next, and possibly final, four audio diaries are located
in the Infirmary section of Persephone.
Audio Diary #126 - "Such Freedom"
To grab this one, follow the signs
to Ward A. You'll pass through a long hallway with hospital
room doors on either side. The last room on the left, next
to the window, holds the audio diary.
Audio Diary #127 - "My Prison"
The Quarantine Area of the Infirmary. The audio diary is in
the same room as the Power to the People weapon upgrade
station. To get the door open, look for a switch on a
column… but beware, hitting the switch will release two
Alphas from their padded cells.
Audio Diary #128 - "They Feel Pain"
The Surgery section of the Infirmary. Located in the dark
room with all of the bizarre X-rays on the wall.
Audio Diary #129 - "Alleviating Pain"
The Autopsy section of the Infirmary. On a draining table
in the middle of the dark room, behind the hanging doctor
Congratulations! That's (hopefully) all of the audio diaries
in Bioshock 2!
Thanks for reading!