- "Nobody's clean; everyone's got a little dirt on them. You just gotta know how to use it to make them squirm."
- ―Tagline for Corporate Lockdown
|Release date(s)||October 28, 2014|
|Rating||ESRB: M (Mature)|
Corporate Lockdown is a singleplayer expansion for Alien: Isolation and was the third piece of DLC for the game. Corporate Lockdown allows players to play as Seegson executive B. Ransome as he attempts to escape from Sevastopol Station.
The DLC was made available on October 28, 2014.
It features three maps: "Severance", "Scorched Earth" and "Loose Ends".
Corporate Lockdown also includes a new "Gauntlet Mode", which challenges players to complete all three missions back-to-back without dying.
- "Those ungrateful S.O.Bs left me to rot to protect their investment. I'm getting out and I'm going to make sure there's nothing for the vultures to salvage."
Following Weyland-Yutani's betrayal, Ransome came to a conclusion that Sevastopol Station had plunged into utter disaster and decided that he was going to escape the station, but not before erasing all data that the company would want to obtain.
Ransome left his luxury penthouse and hastened through Solomons Habitation Tower to try to impede Wey-Yu as much as possible; he disabled the camera systems, sealed the window shutters of the outside of the station and deleted all server records. All whilst under the duress of the Drone and numerous Facehuggers that had made their way into the area.
- "They're going to be looking for a scapegoat for this whole mess and Lingard's got files that could hurt me. I'm going to make them disappear."
After surviving the Xenomorph encounter in Habitation, Ransome moved onto his next goal in the San Cristobal Medical Facility; remove all trace of his involvement. Whilst the Xenomorph stalks him in the facility, he steals numerous copies of Dr. Lingard's research files and also deletes a message that Lingard had sent to Marshal Waits regarding Ransome (a list of all the times he blackmailed or threatened someone). An explosion later engulfs an area of the facility, with the executive taking his leave in an elevator to comms. Ransome also manages to save a resident from a burning room during this experience.
- "The Torrens should be here soon and it's my ticket off Sevastopol. I've just got to collect a little insurance on the way."
The elevator crashes into comms, with Ransome having to climb out of it. Once investigating around the Working Joe stricken area, he closes a message recorded by Nina Taylor to Sevastopol and takes an audio log recorded by Ellen Ripley in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to get on-board the Torrens. Whilst experiencing a close encounter with the Drone, Ransome managed to override elevator security control and escape.
His fate afterwards is unknown.
- A deactivated android can be found in Ransome's penthouse. This is a nod to the main campaign in which an audio log can be picked up that contains Ransome angrily complaining about how a Working Joe attacked him.
- Lingard can be seen from a distance in the medical facility in Scorched Earth. She is seen accessing a terminal before a sudden explosion in Ransome's area occurs. She then runs off to another area in the medical facility.
- The message that Nina Taylor sends to comms is incredibly similar to audio log 34 from the main campaign, albeit with some small differences in text. Also, Ripley's audio log is the same one from the DLC Last Survivor.