Downfall Redux Downfall Redux

Year:  2016

Genre:  Horror

Links:  Moby Games, Steam, Adventure Gamers

Downfall Redux is an updated version of the original Downfall. While the story premise remains the same, the interface and graphics have been updated, and the game ties in more closely with another game by Harvester Games, The Cat Lady. You start the game playing as Joe Davis, who has stopped at the Quiet Haven Hotel with his wife Ivy, to get out of a storm. The series of games continues with Lorelai. Things take a sinister turn and you end up playing as multiple other characters, exploring the hotel's dark secrets. There are 30 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below. It will take at least 2 full games to collect all achievements, given the requirements to reach the perfect ending and worst ending.

Prologue

Head right until you meet Ivy. Talk to her until she agrees to follow you, then head left. Try to pick a flower, but agree to leave them alone. Save your game.

Continue left and say that you love cats, then try to pet the cat - sometimes it will run away Bad Kitty. If it doesn't, load your game and try again. Continue left again and buy an ice cream. Try to buy one for Ivy as well, but she leaves. Follow her right, then head left to the building site with Robbie. Continue right and examine the concrete slab, but it is too heavy to push. Return left until you see Ivy once more. Pick up the iron bar to the left, then return right. Use the iron bar on the concrete slab Meet Joe Davis.

Planning Ahead

Before starting the full game, go to Lucky Dip within the Extras menu repeatedly Lucky Dip. Also you may want to adjust several game settings, as there are achievements for completing the game with the Autosave option turned off Auto-Saviour, and for getting either the best or worst ending with tendency hints turned off Hardcore. There are 3 different endings, based on the decisions you make during the game. To get the worst ending, make sure you select all options in the walkthrough that involve losing skulls. To get the best ending, avoid all of these options. To get the normal ending, select some but avoid others.

Joe Davis

Go right and take a free gift (cat magnet) from the table beneath the cat painting, then continue right into the dining room. Head over towards Ivy and talk to her with these options:

  • (any option)
  • I knew you'd ruin it... You always ruin EVERYTHING! (-1 skull)
  • (any option)
  • You're acting like a fucking psycho!!! (-1 skull)
  • A sharpest knife would break hitting that frozen lump of ice. (-1 skull)
  • Yeah. You, losing your goddamn mind, for one. (-1 skull)

After the conversation, return left and talk to the manageress, then follow her left and take the key. Try to use the lift, then use the stairs to reach the first floor. Use the key to room 101, then head inside. Talk to Ivy using these options:

  • I hope you had fun playing psycho bitch in front of that woman. (-1 skull)
  • Are you done? I've had enough of this shit. (-1 skull) Asshole
  • (any options)
  • Fine. I'll say it. We're finished. (-3 skulls)

During the dream, keep walking right until the "Hell Road" building appears, then open the front door. Inside, open the locker, then search it to find a book. Examine this book in your inventory to find a screwdriver. Use this on the mailbox to the left. Take the letter and open it to find a rusty key and a 10 pound note. Use the key on the locked door and you will end up down in the basement. Go left and open the furnace door, then continue left and take the cat clock. Return right and you will be killed.

When you wake up, go down to the lobby, then into the dining room. Talk to the manageress, then go back to the reception desk - a cat will take the key - chase it back towards the right. When you reach the balcony, take note of the painting on the wall here. Continue right to a hallway will multiple doors, and enter the door with the image matching the painting from earlier. Look at the TV here, and you will appear within it. Walk right and go through the door at the end. Keep following the cat to the right and enter the building ahead, then go through the door down to the basement. Put the cat clock into the furnace, then walk over to the cat. Return right to see the man with the axe again, but this time he will leave. Use the switch to turn off the furnace, then open the door. Use your magnet to retrieve key 102. Walk right twice to return to the dining room, then go left and up the stairs.

Enter room 101 and read the letter on the floor Part One. Go back out to the hallway. Use your key on door 102, then enter. Talk to Sophie and agree to think about her proposal.

Go down to the lobby and answer the telephone. The lift will now open, so use it to get to the 3rd floor. Open the bathroom door on the right and go inside. Pick up the syringe and leave again. Go back to the lift and use it to get to the 2nd floor. Talk to the manageress here, then go to the corridor on the right. Stop in front of the first window where you will hear some whispers and then see some images. Continue left and pick up the next letter Part Two. Follow the corridors until you reach a cigarette machine. Push this upright, then use your 10 pound note on it - the pack will get stuck so you cannot reach it. Now try to enter each of the rooms on this floor until you find one that is unlocked. Pick up the glass bowl, then walk left to talk to Doctor Z:

  • (any options)
  • I'm trying to find my wife...
  • Who are you REALLY?
  • You're full of shit.
  • Fine. I'll go to the cellar.

You will receive a cellar key. Return to the elevator and go down to the ground floor.

Head up the stairs, then use your cellar key on the cellar door to the right. Take the bottle of castor oil. Search the pockets of the chef's jacket to get the kitchen key. Turn off the lights, then climb the stairs and go back down to the lobby. Enter the dining room, then use your kitchen key on the door and go through. Look closer at the pig and take the ice pick. Continue left and open the freezer, then use the ice pick followed by the glass bowl to collect some ice. Return to the cellar. Open the trapdoor and go down the stairs. Pull the gas supply switch. Look closer at the body, then remove the skin flap. In the flashback with Ivy, walk right and look at the mirror, then walk left and try to open the door. Keep walking right and left, seeing more visions; after they stop, crawl into the toilet. Back at the body, use the bowl of ice to collect the brain. Examine the shelves on the left, then use the syringe (choose either option). Return to room 102 and give the poison to Sophie:

  • (any option)
  • Give injection (-1 skull)

Take the dress from the chair, then leave the room. Use the elevator to head back up to the 2nd floor and go back to Doctor Z's room. Walk left and give the brain to Doctor Z:

  • So shut up and do it already.
  • Now I'm sure. You really ARE mad...
  • You're so full of crap, I haven't really been listening. (-1 skull) Full Of Crap
  • (any option)

Go and pull the lever, then try to leave the room. Return left and give the dress to the girl. Talk to her (any option will do), then walk to the right before continuing the conversation:

  • Beautiful.
  • Do you at least remember your name?
  • Your name is Agnes.
  • Apparently, it was embroidered on your knickers.
  • (any options)

Walk to the right when prompted. Now you can choose to continue as either Joe or Agnes. This walkthrough continues with Agnes first.

Agnes

Try to open the door, and the knocking will start. Examine the blanket, then pick it up. Turn on the radio Radiohead. Take the bed throw from the bed. Go left and open the window, then use both the bed throw and the blanket on the moose head. Now climb out the window.

Walk left and try to open the front door. Walk right and try to open the gate. Now go closer to the car. Walk to the right and push the statue to knock it over. Take the statue's penis The Penis Award. Return left and open the door of the car. Start the engine, then use the penis on the car. Now walk to the far right past the car. Keep going right to enter a building.

Head along the first corridor and pick up the doll from the room here. Return left and right to go outside again, then go left to see a creepy figure in the forest No Eyes, Always Watching. Return right and into the building again. Go along the corridor to the far left, then take the next branch you come across. Walk right past the mesh fence, then continue right to find a room filled with pumpkins. Smash the pumpkin on the right, then use your doll on it to get a bloody doll. Head all the way to the left to find Ivy sitting in a chair. Save your game, then talk to Ivy, with the aim of either getting an achievement or losing a skull:

  • (any options)
  • I WILL make it. But you're coming with me.
  • Get your ass off this chair RIGHT NOW and follow me! Runaway Bride
  • (any options)
  • Fine. Tell me where to go. (-1 skull)

Return right, then go along the first corridor and head left. Continue right and around the corner, then left and along the corridor at the end to reach a red door outline. Use your bloody doll on the wall here, then open the door. Cross the room and try to open the other door, then select any conversation option and go through the door. Approach the old lady to start a conversation:

  • (any options)
  • Who are you? I mean, who are you REALLY?
  • But... there was once another name, am I right?
  • I'll eat the soup if you tell me... Lorelai

Continue left to the next room and blow out a candle (-1 skull) Right In The Shnoz. Return to the right and examine the table, then take the fork. Further to the right, examine the floorboard, then use your fork on it and take the crowbar. Go left twice and use your crowbar on the coffin.

Joe Davis

You will start this section with a conversation with Ivy:

  • (any options)
  • Oh, not THAT shit again... (-1 skull)
  • No, it's me being stupid. I'm sorry.
  • I see. It's this self-conscious "I look to fat" business AGAIN. (-1 skull)
  • Just... stop thinking about it, okay? (-3 skulls)
  • (any option)
  • Lucifer

Examine the coffin, then push and scream. Talk to the dead Dead Celebrities, then search the coffin. Choose either option with the gun, and Agnes will save you. Head right and you will start a conversation with Agnes - choose any options you like. Head right, then go to the next corridor Found Between The Floors.

Examine the piano, the pull it with Agnes' help, and play an entire song Noises She Makes In Their Bed. Now enter room 401 here and go left to see a house and car. Enter the house and go through the first door into the kitchen. Take some weed from the jar here, then leave the house and return right. Continue past the piano to the right to enter the elevator, and use it to get to the 3rd floor.

Go left and open the door to the function room, then go through and continue left. Talk to Sophie here (any options will do), then walk right and talk to Harrison:

  • (any options)
  • A few more beers and I'm sure it won't matter. (-1 skull)
  • Fuck off. Blunt

Try to search his coat pockets, then talk to him and select to distract him. Search his pockets to get a key, then you have a chance to join their conversation:

  • Say nothing (-1 skull)

Return to the elevator and take it to the 2nd floor. Find the room that matches the key you just got, and use it on the door to get inside. Go over and search the dresser, taking the note from the book and the 10 pound note and sticky tape from the drawer. Read the note in your inventory. Return to the cigarette machine and use your new 10 pound note, then pick up the cigarettes. Return to the elevator and go up to the 3rd floor. Look closer at the painting of the lady wearing a hat. Use your sticky tape on it, then enter the hidden passage just to the right. Go through the door on the left. Read the letter on the floor The Final Part, then take the saw from the body, and the bottle of gin from the sofa.

Go back to the elevator and head down to the ground floor. Go right, then into the kitchen and left into the freezer. Use the saw on the pig, then take the pig's brain. Return out towards the lobby, then go upstairs and right into the cellar. Go downstairs and put the pig's brain into the body.

Make your way back to the elevator, then take it up to the 3rd floor. Go right and turn on the gas stove. Return left and give the cigarettes to Harrison. Walk right to see the explosion, then choose any conversation option. Go right twice and examine the head - take the recipe and the head, then go back through the hole. Pick up the lump of fat from the floor, then return to the elevator. Go down to the ground floor, then right and into the kitchen.

Read the recipe in your inventory. Use the castor oil on the blender, then on the cooking pot to the left. Turn on the hob beneath the cooking pot, then add the fat to the pot and put the head in the blender (use any conversation option). Take the deep fried fat from the booking pot, then put it into the blender. Add the bud and the gin, then turn on the blender. You will end up talking to Agnes out in the kitchen (use any conversation option again). Return to the kitchen and take the smoothie.

Go out to the elevator and use it to return to the 2nd floor. Go past room 207 and you will see a hallucination. Enter the room you unlocked earlier with the key. Talk to Sophie (use any conversation options), then give her the smoothie. Return out of the room to see the manageress, who wants you to see her in her office. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor.

Walk left twice and enter the manager's office (near door 666) to talk to the manageress:

  • (any options)
  • Yes. (-1 skull)
  • This is none of your business. (-1 skull)

Leave the room and go back to the elevator, down to the ground floor, and into the kitchen freezer. Walk inside the open fridge and examine the panties on the ground Perv.... Continue left and go through the door at the end. As Agnes, go to the right until you are stopped by the darkness, then head left to meet the man with the axe.

In the bedroom, save your game. Walk left to talk to the manageress:

  • You're beautiful... (-1 skull)
  • (any options)

Take the fire axe and kill Agnes (-4 skulls) Demon Slayer. Now kill the manageress The Only Monster Is You. Head right and enter the manager's office again. If you killed Agnes, her head will be on the desk here The Head Office. If you are aiming not to lose any skulls, load your game and don't kill Agnes, but still kill the manageress.

Return along the corridor to the right and enter room 401. Walk to the left and enter the house. Go right into the living room. Try to open the door on the right, then break it down. Go down the corridor, then out into the light. Outside again, head right until you can go through the door of the Helen Road building. Open the box on the ground inside My Quiet Haven.

Susan and Joe

Susan Ashworth

Head to the right and into Joe's apartment.

Joe Davis

Use the chainsaw Piece By Piece. Walk to the left and enter the mirror, then continue left to find Ivy.

Susan Ashworth

Continue to the far right and take the rope.

Joe Davis

Carry Ivy to the far right into the elevator, and take it to the 5th floor.

Susan Ashworth

Return to the left and use the rope to climb down the hole to the left of the dining table.

Joe Davis

Leave the elevator by going left, and keep going until you have a conversation with your father (use any conversation options). Continue left and put Ivy down on the bed. You will now talk to Doctor Z again:

  • Nothing is impossible. Just Do It

Go left and pull the lever.

Susan Ashworth

Go right and take the mannequin arm, then enter the bathroom. Examine the mannequin here and take the blade. Next examine the pipe and take the rag from inside it. Return left twice and climb down the ladder. Use the arm on the manhole to retrieve a small key. Climb back up the ladder and the rope, then go right into the next room. Use the small key on the cabinet, then search it to get some duct tape.

Head left 3 times to return outside your own apartment. Use the cloth to pick up the broken glass from the ground here. Enter Joe's apartment again and climb down the rope. Pick up the broomstick. Walk left and open the gas oven, then look inside and take the cat skull. Close the oven again, then look closer at the crafting table to the left. Put all of your items on the table and you will create an axe and a scythe. Return right and climb down the ladder, then head right again, where you will get an achievement if you have made both weapons Master Crafter. Select either one.

Joe Davis

Walk left to see that Ivy is not alive. You will now have brief conversations with Harrison, Sophie, Robbie, the Queen of Maggots and Agnes (use any conversation options). Walk left and pull the lever again.

Endings

There are 3 different endings depending on the number of skulls you have lost during the game. You begin with 27 skulls, and will end up with a score from 0-27, with the following outcomes:

  • 0 Skulls: This is the worst ending "The 6th Parasite" Downfall
  • 1-26 Skulls: This is the normal ending "On The Run"
  • 27 Skulls: This is the best ending "The Impossible" Golden Ending