Deus Ex: Human Revolution Doctorate Achievement Guide

Up for some light reading? Deus Ex: Human Revolution is littered with eBooks that explain more about the world of Deus Ex. Many of the writings are by a certain important character — Hugh Darrow, the man that invented modern augmentations. He’s been a busy guy, as he’s apparently a prominent writer in the Deus Ex world, you’ll find his work everywhere you go. Find every one of his writings, and you’ll net yourself a difficult achiement / trophy. Look below to discover where every one of Hugh Darrow’s eBooks are located.

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Hugh Darrow’s eBooks – 29 Total eBooks

Sarif HQ – 3 eBooks

  1. eBook: Pritchard’s office, on his desk, to the right of Pritchard.
  2. eBook: On a desk inside office 25, on the second floor of Sarif HQ.
  3. eBook: Next door, you’ll find another eBook inside office 27.

Sarif Manufacturing – 2 eBooks

  1. eBook: After finding a Praxis Kit, you’ll enter a room with camera and a turret. Throw away the cardboard boxes to get at it.
  2. eBook: Before confronting Zeke Sanders, find the eBook near the double doors marked with your waypoint.

Detroit City (1st) – 7 eBooks

  1. eBook: Inside Jensen’s apartment.
  2. eBook: While in the Detroit Police Station, find the eBook inside the morgue.
  3. eBook: Inside the MCB gang’s apartment building, enter the gun-seller Seurat’s bedroom.
  4. eBook: In the Downtown Apartments with O’Malley, one floor above, you’ll find an apartment with a level five locked door. Break into the bedroom to find a cage, hack the lock to find the eBook inside. Use the code 2356 to get inside the apartment, and 3663 to get inside the cage.
  5. eBook: Check Greg Thorpe’s apartment, the same apartment guarded by Detective Chase. Find his apartment on the third floor.
  6. eBook: Inside the LIMB clinic, look in the back hallway.
  7. eBook: In Derelict Row, inside the building under the mission-objective Transmitter.

FEMA Underground Base – 1 eBook

  1. eBook: In the fourth basement floor near the end of the level, enter a cafeteria and look inside the locked door.

Hengsha Island – 6 eBooks

  1. eBook: Inside the Hive, look inside a security room upstairs from Tong’s office.
  2. eBook: At the Hive, win the conversation with Tong to get access to Tong’s office.
  3. eBook: To the left of the main entrance into the Hengsha Court Gardens, or right if you’re leaving the apartment building from the elevator, there is a locked apartment where you’ll find the eBook inside.
  4. eBook: Climb up to the Youzhao District roof, and look for the entrance into the apartments leading down. Break into the second floor apartment to find the eBook inside.
  5. eBook: In the Youzhao District, on the roof, break into the first apartment to the left across a walkway.
  6. eBook: Find this book in the Alice Garden Pods. Look on the second floor, in pod number 143.

Lower Tai Yong Medical – 1 eBook

  1. eBook: Before using the second elevator, look for a vent near the elevator leading into a deep shaft. You’ll need the Icarus Landing System to jump down the shaft and find the eBook at the bottom.

Upper Tai Yong Medical – 2 eBooks

  1. eBook: In the center of the Lee Geng Memorial Laboratory, look on a box in the center of the large room.
  2. eBook: In the Hangar with two large mechs, find the eBook in the top left security room.

Picus – 2 eBooks

  1. eBook: After an ambush, ride an elevator to a new floor with a locked door to the right. Hack the door and take the stairs up, the eBook is inside the room.
  2. eBook: Ride the Funicular down to enter the Illuminati office, look on the 2nd floor, in the locked corner office.

Detroit City (2nd) – 2 eBooks

  1. eBook: Convention Center, backstage, inside a room where several bodyguards are watching a TV. At the back of this break room, you’ll find the eBook.
  2. eBook: Inside Sandoval’s bunker, on his desk.
  3. Harvester Hideout – 1 eBook

    1. eBook: Lowest floor of the hideout, inside the surgery room in the northwest room of the map. Malik is inside if you weren’t able to save her.

    Omega Ranch – 2 eBooks

    1. eBook: Inside the same building as Nia Colvin, on the same floor. Look in the room near the elevator, in the northeast corner.
    2. eBook: After the boss fight with Namir, you’ll find the last eBook inside Megan’s office, inside her level 5 security safe.

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8 Comments on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Doctorate Achievement Guide

Danny C.

On August 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The second ebook in Sarif Industries is actually just outside the room Zeke is in. You can get it before you talk to Zeke, or afterward if you miss it.


On August 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Having some issues with some descriptions here.. Mainly the 2nd e-book in Picus. It’s before the elevator heading to the Fenucular correct? I’ve searched every nook and cranny and nada.


On August 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

It’s actually in a side room in the cubicle farm AFTER the Funicular. I was freaking out a bit myself when I couldn’t find it. :x

James Bowden

On August 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Shamelessly copied from the official guide, even the inaccurate and wishy washy descriptions.


On September 5, 2011 at 6:48 am

There are 30 in this list. The one listed for Lower Tai Yong and the first for Upper Tai Yong are the same. And despite what you may read, you cannot get it from below and you NEED the Icarus landing system to get it.


On September 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

The requirement to consume missives whilst immersed in such a lavish and multifaceted cyber space is exasperating to say the least.

Do ya feeel me brotha! Peelz here.

Dr. Doom

On September 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

Chief0677 is so funny. When I read that comment I spewed may beverage all over my gamer rig. I like the L4D ref at the end.

Arthur Denton

On October 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Dr. Doom: I speel my dreenk!