|Release date(s)||October 28, 2014|
|Rating||ESRB: M (Mature)|
Corporate Lockdown is a DLC expansion for the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation. As with the majority of Isolation's DLC packs, it expands the game's Survivor mode, introducing new maps and a new playable character, as well as a new Gauntlet Mode. Set before the events of the main game, it allows players to assume the role of Seegson executive Ransome as he attempts to escape from Sevastopol Station.
The pack introduces three new Survivor maps, "Severance", "Scorched Earth" and "Loose Ends", taking players from the corporate penthouses in the Solomons Habitation Tower to the San Cristobal Medical Facility. The new Gauntlet Mode challenges players to complete all three of these maps back-to-back without dying. Despite Ransome being the suggested playable character, players can choose from a selection of characters, each of which will begin with varying default equipment.
Corporate Lockdown was the third piece of DLC for the game, released on October 28, 2014.
- "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.