|Down in the Mines|
|Game:||Dead Space 2|
|Previous Chapter:||Déjà Vu on the Ishimura|
|Next Chapter:||The Drill|
|Dead Space Wiki has a walkthrough guide to this level, Chapter 11: Down in the Mines. See Chapter 11: Down in the Mines/Walkthrough.|
Isaac successfully escaped from the Ishimura via one of the ship's escape pods, but the pod malfunctioned and crashes into The Sprawl. Isaac must fight through the Mines to make it back to Ellie and Stross to continue on to the Government Sector.
After Isaac crashes with the escape pod, a hallucination of Nicole appears, recalling an earlier line about how lucky that she was to be able to serve aboard the USG Ishimura and how it was all thanks to Isaac. Just before the hallucination ends, Nicole becomes hostile again and shifts from acknowledging Isaac as the reason she got the position on the Ishimura, to the reason she was killed, telling Isaac just before disappearing; "You made me die!". As Isaac regains consciousness, Ellie calls Isaac and Stross is seen trying to put a screwdriver into Ellie's eye. Ellie tries to fight back, but Stross is just a moment away from inserting the screwdriver when the video log ends. After the first room, Isaac enters a room with a giant fanblade. Isaac hears Stross and asks him why he did it, Stross replies that he "couldn't face it". Isaac enters a room with the Cysts. Eventually, he enters a dark cave that needs a power cell to enable him to proceed to the next area. As soon as the power cell is replaced, the lights turn on and a door unlocks. Isaac enters the next area and encounters Stross holding the screwdriver with Ellie's eye pierced through it. As Stross tells Isaac that it was his turn, Ellie is seen behind Stross who hitted him with a metal object. After that, she turns to Isaac, telling him "You owed me an eye, you bastard!" Stross gets back up and attempts to attack her. Ellie was seen holding Stross off as a security wall rises, sealing Isaac off from the two. Isaac continues further on when a Drag Tentacle pulls him out to a vacuum area outside the station.
The three mining lasers are blocking the way back inside. Isaac putted the thrusters on the lasers, allowing him to re-enter the station. As soon as Isaac is back inside, Ellie calls him and tells him that Stross is gone. Isaac continues on a freight elevator, entering the next area. After that, he enters a corridor with a Power Node-locked room and pre-deployed Detonator Mines guarding the door leading to the next area. After destroying the Detonator Mines, Isaac enters a corridor with a locked door. While Isaac is in the process of hacking the door, it suddenly opens from the other side and Stross ambushes Isaac, attempting to stab him in the eye with the screwdriver that he previously used on Ellie with her eye still on the screwdriver. Isaac manages to overpower Stross and forces the screwdriver into the side of his head, killing him.
Isaac entered the Mines. He must replace the burned out power cell in order to advance. Afterward, Isaac enters a door leading to the Exploration Mine Elevator. As he enters a dark corridor, a second hallucination starts with Nicole saying that it is a shame what happened to Stross. After the hallucination ends, Isaac takes the elevator up as the waves of Slashers attacked. As the elevator stops, Isaac proceeds to the door leading to the next area. Upon opening the door, Isaac is attacked by "Nicole" who grabs his throat, lifts him up with one arm and begins to strangle him, initiating an action sequence.
When prompted to tell her why Isaac could not let her go, he replies, "Because you are my everything and if I let you go, I got nothing left". The hallucination of Nicole adopts a normal appearance devoid of any gore and tells Isaac that the final step was acceptance. As she walks away, she tells Isaac that he is "Ready to finish this". After Isaac exits the room, the chapter ends as he sees the giant drill that Ellie located.
In order of appearance:
- Slashers/Enhanced Slashers.
- Enhanced Pukers.
- Enhanced Stalkers.
- The Ubermorph's roar could be heard upon entering the room with the Cysts.
- The Advanced Suit's Schematic was found in the Emergency Supply Room.
- The Elite Advanced Suit's Schematic was found after the elevator ride where the Necromorphs came and attacked you. Before you step off, turn around and look over the railing. Use Kinesis to pick the Schematic up.
- The Contact Energy Schematic was found after being tossed outside by the Drag Tentacle outside the tunnel that had the large mines pointing at it.