Each Audio Log found downloads into the PDA and grants the player access to audio recordings created by the game's characters, which are then archived and available for the player to re-play. These recordings provide both essential and non-essential information, ranging from plot development to passcodes needed to unlock certain in-game areas.
System Shock was the first video game to be well known for using audio logs as a way of telling the plot, where the player could use them to piece together the back-story themselves. Many popular games later copied this style, including Doom 3, FEAR, Singularity, Dead Space, and BioShock, System Shock 2's spiritual successor.
Audio Log Listings
- Irrational Games and 2K have types of voice recorders in all their games.
|System Shock Items|
|Dermal Patches||Medipatch Healing Agent • Staminup Stimulant • Reflex Reaction Aid • Detox Universal Antidote •|
Berserk Combat Booster • Sight Vision Enhancement • Genius Mind-Enhancer
|Hardware Attachments||Biological Systems Monitor • View Control • Sensaround Multi-View Unit • Head-Mounted Lantern •|
Energy/Projectile Shield • Infrared Night Sight Unit • Navigation and Mapping Unit • Multimedia Data Reader •
Turbo Motion Booster System • Jump Jet • Target Identifier • Environmental Protection Suit • System Analyzer
|Tools||First-Aid Kit • Battery Pack • Illudium-Cadmium Battery • Logic Probe • Z-44 Plastique|
|Key Items||Access Cards • Isotope X-22 • Severed Head • Interface Demodulator • Isolinear Chipset|
|Cyberspace Software||Integrity Restorative • Pulser Combat • I.C.E. Drill • Turbo Navigation Booster • Recall Escape • Fake ID • Cybershield • Decoy Evasion • TriOptimum Fun Pack Module|