Dog Tag/Audio Log/Legendary Weapon Guide by Ultima_Sonic

Updated: 03/01/13 | Printable Version

Dog tags/Audio logs/Legendary weapons locations guide 
by Ultima Sonic (Daniel Munoz)
Copyright 2013


It's been a while since I wrote a guide, so this probably won't be the best
guide you may read. I actually thought I would never write another guide, but
after enjoying this game, I felt the need to write one. This guide is intended
to help those in need of finding the hidden dog tags, audio logs, and Legendary

The dog tags are pretty easy to miss, since they are small and don't stick out
very well. On the other hand, audio logs and legendary weapons are much easier
to spot. Audio logs will be white laptops that glow blue, while legendary 
weapons will glow a bright gold.

Mission 1: Distress

3 Dog tags
1 Audio log
Legendary Weapon: Hicks's Shotgun

Dog tag 1: Cpl. Dwayne Hicks

After cutting down Keyes, he will open 2 doors for you. After he opens the
second door, you will enter a room where you must fight a group of Xenos. The
dog tag is in this room. As you walk into the room, follow the wall to the
right. You will see a door that's broken, but you cannot walk passed. Keep
following the wall toward the back of this room. You will see 2 crates. The dog
tag is on the crate on the left.

Audio Log: "Dr. Conrad, I'd like to -- I'd like to formally request..."

Once O'Neal becomes part of your group, you will enter a large circular room
with a spinning machine in the center. This is the gravity well. After exiting
the gravity well, you will enter a room where a single xeno will be waiting.
O'Neal will yell "Lurker!" The audio log is in this room on a table to the
right after killing the lurker.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. M. Moore

Before you enter the gravity well for the second time, it will be on a table to
the left of the doorway.

Hicks's Shotgun

Exit the gravity well, and follow the corridor up 2 stairways. After the second
stairway, enter the room, and go into the hallway on the right. Then enter the
room to the left, and you will see Hicks's shotgun lying next to an armor pick

Dog tag 3: Pfc. S. Trubeskay

Make your way past the cargo bay and enter the control room. Inside the control
room, turn right, and go around those consoles in the center. The dog tag will
be on a large crate next to a tool box.

Mission 2: Battle for Sulaco

3 Dog tags
2 Audio logs

Dog tag 1: Cpl. Cynthia Dietrich

After opening the door using the powerloader, move forward a little. You will
see 2 cryo chambers on the lying to your left. One should be open, and the
other is closed. The dog tag is on top of the closed one.

Audio log 1: "Doctor Stanton, I'm rejecting your transfer request..."

Continuing to make your way toward Bella, exit the room where you found the
first dog tag and you will enter another room where you will see several eggs
and a red tool box on top of a crate. Turn right and you will see the audio log
at the end of this room.

Dog tag 2: Sgt. Z. Forcher

Meet with Bella and then you have to cut open a door. Enter the small room that
then leads into a larger storage room. Inside the storage room, turn right and
continue toward a small flight of stairs. Right before the stairs, you should
see a corridor to the right with a streak of blood as if somebody was dragged.
Follow the streak of blood toward the end of the corridor. You will see the dog
tag on top of a green crate next to an armor pick up.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. J. Ziglar

As you make your way through the level, you will enter a room where there will
be 4 green giant tanks that have "Tank 01" written on them in letters. This
room will be heavily guarded by Weyland-Yutani soliders. Make your way up the
stairs and you will enter a console room. Inside this room, go up another short
flight of stairs and there should be a white console to your right. This 
console is right next to an exit that leads into a catwalk. The dog tag is on
the console.

Audio log 2: "You're not understanding me Conrad..."

After obtaining dog tag 3, make your way through the corridors and into a room
that's guarded by Wey-Yu soldiers. You will then enter another room with a 
large computer connected to countless wires in the center. You will see the
audio log in the next room as soon as you enter on the right on top of a tall,
green counter. You will reach a check point in this room, and there will be a
large window, where you can see a bridge connected to 2 large spinning turbines
that contains Wey-Yu soliders.

Mission 3: Sulaco Falls

3 Dog tags

Dog tag 1: Pfc. Ricco Frost

From the start of the level, make your way through the deteriorating corridors,
up a flight of stairs and into a room where Bella will unlock a door. Fight
your way through these chambers, and go passed a locker room. Unlock the door
and you will fight a few more Wey-Yu soldiers. You will see a yellow flammable
canister on top of a white crate. The dog tag is on this crate. Go around to
obtain it.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. E. Greenlief

Right after the room with the 2 giant spheres, you will enter a broken stairway
that's falling apart as you enter. Carefully make your way down the broken 
platforms to the lower level, making sure you don't drop instantly to the 
bottom level. The dog tag will be on a ledge with an armor pick up.

Dog tag 3: Cpl. T. Ashley

Once the elevator stops (the one you used to reach the cargo hangar), facing
the elevator control, there will be a large crate to your right. The final dog
tag is right behind this crate.

Mission 4: No Hope in Hadley's

4 Dog tags
1 Audio log
Legendary weapon: Gorman's Pistol

Audio log: "Mom, it's Ann. I know I said I wouldn't ask for more..."

This level's only audio log can be found as soon as you enter Hadley's Hope.
Follow the long corridor and enter the first room to the left. The audio log
is on a table to the right, next to a window that looks back into the corridor.

Dog tag 1: Lt. B. Norton

As soon as you cut open the door that leads into the operations room, enter the
room and look to your left. You will see a white table behind some glass. The
dog tag is on that table.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. Trevor Wiersbowski

When you receive your orders to place the motion sensors, follow O'Neal, Bella,
and Reid. After O'Neal opens the door, proceed through a small room where you
have to place a motion tracker, and head into a much larger room with a spot to
place another motion tracker. Turn right inside this larger room and enter 
another small room to your right. You'll see the dog tag on top of a gurney.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. Jenette Vasquez

After obtaining the smart gun and making your way to the bottom level, follow
the long tunnel. Fight through several xenos that will come your way from the
other end of the tunnel. There should be a room that will be on the left hand
side of this long tunnel. Enter this room, fight one more xeno, and then look
for the dog tag on top of a box that's agains the wall.

Dog tag 4: Pfc. M. Macaulay

As the straight tunnel comes to an end, continue to fight through the wave of
xenos. You will see an armor pick up next to a corridor to the left. Take this
corridor, and when it ends, drop down onto the debris and some pipes. 
Immediately turn around and look down. You will see the dog tag on top of the

Gorman's Pistol

Can't possibly be missed. Enter a large room that has a door that needs to be
cut open. The pisol is on a green table in this room.

Mission 5: The Raven

3 Dog tags
Legendary weapon: Hudson's Pulse Rifle

Hudson's Pulse Rifle

Meet with O'Neal and get your gear back. After he unlocks the door, head
straight and go into that small room directly ahead of you. The rifle is on the
corner to the right as soon as you enter.

Dog tag 1: Lt. William Gorman

Once you make it outside and fight off the xenos, facing the same direction
that you were facing when you came outside, go left and you will find a large
shipping container (if you use your motion tracker, it should be northwest of
the exit that brought you here). There's a fallen antenna that you can use to
climb up onto the container. You will find the dog tag right on the "W" that's
painted on the container.

Dog tag 2: Cpl. C. Bradley

Once the raven xenomorph starts chasing after Bella and Reid and you need to
make your way toward them, head through the new path that opens up, fighting
off the xenos as they come. As you go around the large metal boards on your
right, you will see a door with 2 red lights on each side. Look down directly
in front of this door to find this dog tag.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. M. Jelley

Enter the building and cut through a door. You will enter a large hangar. Look
for the stairway that takes you up. Right behind the stairway is a cardboard
box. Behind the box is the dog tag.

Mission 6: For Bella

3 Dog tags
3 Audio logs
Legendary weapon: Vasquez's Smart Gun

Dog tag 1: Cpl. M. Bailey

A little after you see all the bloody corpses on the ground, a dropship shoots
a giant piece of the Sephora. You will see an ammo pick up for the assault
rifle. To the right of the ammo is a metal board full of blood and the dog tag.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. J. Washenfelder

In the part where the xenos start attaking, you will pass through a piece of
the Sephora. On the other side, you will come across another part of the
Sephora that looks like it could it be from the engine. Next to it is a yellow
container that holds the dog tag. It's located right before what resembles
the entrance to a cave. If you reach a small rock slide, you've gone too far.

Audio log 1: "This is formal supply requisition order..."

Enter the ship and fight through the xenos. You will then exit one part of the
ship, fight off some more xenos, and then enter another part of the ship. 
Inside this second part, you will fight a few more xenos, and then drop down to
some broken down catwalks. Turn around and you will find the audio log againts
the corner, close to an armor pick up.

Audio log 2: "Beginning my weekly update on the construction..."

Disable the first auto turret you encounter. As you disable it, you will see
the audio log on top of a yellow crate in this same room.

Audio log 3: "-- Message repeats. We are abandoning the research..."

You will encounter 2 more turrets. The second one is in a large room (where
Winter will decide to go off by himself to deactivate it) and the third one is
in a corridor to the right just passed the second turret. Opposite of the
corridor with the third turret is another corridor. Go down this corridor and
cut open the door at the end. You will see the audio log straight ahead right 
next to some armor.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. Daniel Spunkmeyer

This last dog tag will be right on the console that O'Neal hacks.

Vasquez's Smart Gun.

After O'Neal hacks the console, you will go outside and fight some Wey-Yu
soldiers. Then you will go back inside another builing and down some stairs.
On the lower level, go through the door, but don't turn right where Bella and
and O'Neal went. Instead continue to go straight and you will see the gun on
the left on top of some pallets. One of the pallets will be blocking it from
view, so you may not see it as you enter the room.

Mission 7: One Bullet

3 Dog tags
3 Audio logs

Dog tag 1: Sgt. Al Apone

Sneak passed the first search light and make your way through the cave. When
you exit the cave, you will see another search light and a truck in an opening
to the right. Go through this opening and the dog tag will be on the left on
top of a crate next to an armor pick up.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. K. Barrington

After the cutscene, go up the stairs in the next room and follow the walkway.
You will have to press the button on the wall to cancel the neurotoxin release.
After pressing the button, turn right and head toward the console. The dog tag
is on the console.

Audio log 1: "What follows are my notes on..."

After getting dog tag 2, turn around and enter the room (be careful of the
enemies). Immediately turn left and you will see the audio log againts the
corner on a white table.

Audio log 2: "Autopsy report for Doctor David Hale..."

After going downstairs and O'Neal warns you about the enemies being scientists,
not soldiers, fight through a few enemies and make your way through a white
hallway. When you reach the end of the hallway, you must enter a room to the
right. Look right and you will see the audio log on the edge of an operating

Audio log 3: "This is foreman Morris, submitting a formal requisition for..."

Go inside the building after dropping the load on the APC using the crane and
head left. When you enter the second room, you will see a smaller room directly
to your left. Enter it and inside is the audio log.

Dog tag 3: Cpl. C. Nelson

Go downstairs when O'Neal tells you to disable the 3 power cells. As soon as
you get off the stairs, look down and to the right and you will see a closed
cardboard box. Behind it is an open carboard box which contains this dog tag.

Mission 8: Rampart

3 Dog tags
2 Audio logs

Audio log 1: "Preliminary attempts to develop a living Xenomorph Queen..."

From the starting point, move forward and turn in to the room on the left. On
the opposite corner of this room are 2 doors. Take the door on the right into
a small office and you will see the audio log on a white table to the right.

Dog tag 1: Pfc. Tim Crowe

After going outside and fighting through the Wey-Yu soliders and xenos, you
will come across 3 small buildings. Enter the third building (its entrance is
just after some spiked barricades) and look to the left. The dog tag is on top
of a brown crate right next to an armor pick up.

Audio log 2: "Quick status update on the derelict ship..."

Enter the giant structure and go passed the short tunnels. You will come across
some catwalks that will take you across to the other side. Look to the right
and you will see a small building. Make your way around to this building and
you will find the audio log on the right on top of a white table.

Dog tag 2: Cpl. S. Boroski

After making your way across, taking the elevator up to the upper level, and
passing through some more tunnels, you will enter a room with a giant alien
looking "gun." Approach the alien gun, but turn left and go up the small
stairs. Keep following the rail to your right, and you will find the dog tag
on a short walkway that sticks out toward the alien gun.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. D. Copes

Once you are outside again, go forward a little and there will be a path to
your left that goes up hill. At the top of this path will be a greenish-yellow
truck on the left. You will find the dog tag on top of a crate behind this

Mission 9: Hope in Hadley's

4 Dog tags
Legendary Weapon: Vasquez's Pistol

Vasquez's Pistol

As soon as Cruz opens the door to Hadley's Hope, enter and take that hallway to
the left. Enter the room that's on the left and you will find the weapon behind
some boxes.

Dog tag 1: Pfc. Mark Drake

In the large adjacent room from the small room where you rescued C. Duplis,
look for the dog tag on a long table, right next to a microscope.

Dog tag 2: Lt. P. Watkins

When you are defending in the vehicle bay, look for some stairs that take you
down into a basement (they should be right in front of the room where you can
refill your ammo). Follow this corridor and you will eventually see the dog tag
lying on the floor.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. D. Rechner

After the battle outside with the giant xeno, enter the building and follow the
corridor to the end. Enter the dark room on the right and you will see the dog
tag on a green table next to some ammo.

Dog tag 4: Sgt. R. Siwiak

When you make it to the drop pad, turn left. Toward the right of the stairs you
will see a bunch of containers. You will find the dog tag on top of one.

Mission 10: Derelict Reclaimed

3 Dog tags
Legendary Weapon: Frost's Flamethrower

Dog tag 1: Pfc. J. Ma

After the second set of tunnels and entering the room with the alien gun,
continue to make your way around the gun. When you see a one of those hazmat
people stuck to a pillar of infestation in the middle of the walk way, look to
the right and you will see a green Wey-Yu crate holding the dog tag.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. K. Morales

On your way to destroy the second AA gun, you will come to a large open area
with fellow marines defending around a forklift. Behind the forklift, you will
find the dog tag on the ground.

Frost's Flamethrower

This one is easy. You can find it inside the same shipping container where you
find the RPG that you need to shoot down the third AA gun.

Dog tag 3: Cpt. Colett Ferro

When you reach the fallen dropship, walk straight toward it. This dog tag will
be lying on the floor between the 2 marines (Ruiz and Dags).

Mission 11: Home

3 Dog tags

Dog tag 1: Cpl. L. Papp

From the starting point, turn about a 90 degree angle to the left. You will see
some stacked crates in front of a "W" that's painted on the floor. To the right
these stacked crates are smaller crates, one that holds the dog tag.

Dog tag 2: Pfc. A. Montgomery

From the location of dog tag 1, turn around and you should see a forklift next
to a large yellow shipping crate. Run behind them and you will find the dog tag
on top of a grey box in a dark corner.

Dog tag 3: Pfc. William Hudson

This final dog tag will be to the left of the crashed dropship. You have to go
around the ship. The dog tag will be between the ship and the wall on the floor
surrounded by debris, making it difficult to spot.

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