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  • Downfall: Screen Art von der offiziellen Homepage.
  • Downfall: Screen Art von der offiziellen Homepage.
  • Downfall: Screen Art von der offiziellen Homepage.
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Es sollte nur eine Nacht im Quiet Haven Hotel für Joe und Lucy Davis werden. Doch es kam anders. Lucy bekam Panikattacken und bald darauf verschwand sie. Als Joe nächsten Morgen erwacht, ist nichts mehr so wie es scheint. Er kann nicht verstehen was passiert ist und kann nicht unterscheiden zwischen Realität und Alptraum. Dann verändet sich alles wieder und die Welt ist nur noch Schwarz und Weiß, bis auf das Blut, das im grellen Rot erscheint...


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  • HD: 400 MB
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52 Produkte im Account
6 Reviews
388 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.10.21 16:51
Mega gutes Spiel!
Gute Horror, Blut und Gore Elemente, die für eine echt nice Atmosphäre sorgen.
Empfohlen für jeden der Point & Click (in dem fall hier, seitwärts laufen mit den Pfeiltasten und alles Interagierbare mit einer Taste aktivieren) und düstere, depressive Storys mag.
2397 Produkte im Account
184 Reviews
492 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.01.20 17:01
Deep and gritty, 10/10. An absolute masterpiece!
1776 Produkte im Account
149 Reviews
1647 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.12.19 10:05
This game is straight up amazing, so is The Cat Lady and Lorelai !
251 Produkte im Account
10 Reviews
293 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.01.20 04:37
A very dark, gory, and mature story. I don't think this is anywhere near on the level that The Cat Lady is, but it is a pretty decent second installation to the series. Much like The Cat Lady, this game's story is largely focused on mental illness and the character's struggle with it, which is presented in a surreal way. The only issue I had with the game was the voice acting, which I found to be very lackluster and even odd at times(with the exception of a few voices who did well). This is a must play for anyone who liked The Cat Lady or enjoys dark stories. If you are struggling with mental illness yourself(especially depression or an eating disorder), I'd advise caution: at the very least don't play this on a bad day. I managed fine, but some parts of the game did stir up bad vibes/memories.
283 Produkte im Account
117 Reviews
314 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.01.20 23:06
Great psychological horror game. The main attraction here is the storytelling, with a lot of surprising twists and turns, all very well executed. The subject matter is mental health disorders, and this makes this game probably unsuitable for most minors. The game urges you to think hard about mental health, and especially about how we ourselves deal with people affected by these issues and society's frequent lack of empathy with them. This is rather serious matter.
The original of this game came out in 2009 before the 2012 game The Cat Lady. However, if you have played neither of these two games yet, The Cat Lady should definitively be played first, followed (preferably consecutively) by Downfall because the storylines of both game are intertwined.

I will now happily continue with Lorelai, which is the third and concluding part of the Devil Came Through Here series.
172 Produkte im Account
58 Reviews
344 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.01.20 02:45
THE most satisfying axe hack I've ever dealt.
1647 Produkte im Account
116 Reviews
303 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.12.19 03:55
This game has found a fantastic way to tell a compelling, surreal and grotesc story. It really keeps you on your toes scene after scene.

The only major con: the voice acting can be really lackluster sometimes, and that's a inexcusable flaw for a game centered around the story and dialogues. The exception is [spoiler]Agnes[/spoiler], whose voice actress did a fantastic job.
587 Produkte im Account
26 Reviews
874 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.02.20 01:58
Sequel of The Cat Lady, this is actually the first game I played before knowing about the trilogy. It should be noted that this is a very simple adventure whose main strength is its story. The game system barely manages to scrape by but the dark story and the unsettling atmosphere shine and balance out the weak gameplay.
261 Produkte im Account
16 Reviews
811 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.11.19 17:58
Dark theme, gore scenes, very nice sound effects, great story, very nice background musics, very nice dubbing and really well conceived conversations... What else can you expect to find in an INDIE horror story? That's a 10/10 game for me... You can achieve three different endings, every step you take will affect your ending and you can enjoy sarcastic events/conversations. To complete all achievements you have to beat the game 2-3 times but as you will get different conversations/events/endings you won'tget bored... 10/10
130 Produkte im Account
19 Reviews
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300 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.11.19 21:38
(I did not play the 2009 version, this is the first time I've played Downfall)

First off, I highly recommend to anyone considering picking up this game to play The Cat Lady first. Downfall has a number of story elements that tie the two games together, and without that prior knowledge the player may become lost in what is happening with the Main Character.

I can only recommend this game to fans of The Cat Lady as a sequel however there were many issues that made the experience sub-par. Most notable is the English voice acting. While there were times the acting and quality was fantastic (with Agnes and the QoM) most of the time the acting direction was very poor and some lines sounded like they were being recorded in a bathroom. It was just very inconsistent, even from one line to the very next.

Art direction wise, I was pleased for the most part. I'm glad that they kept the gritty art style but updated the quality so everything could be seen much clearer (although i could play the cat lady now and still love the older gritty art). What I was not a fan of was the addition of 3D and how jarring and out of place some of the cutscenes were when placed with the 2D art. The one that sticks out in my memory the most is the cutscene of the stairs that play every time you go down to that area. The first time it gave me the feeling of suspense while every time after that it made me very aware of how strange it looked with the rest of the art, and then i became more aware of the rest of the 3D. The same happened with the Main Character's walk cycle, the more I looked at it the more it just didn't seem natural? I'm not even sure that's a good word to described it, but it ended up bothering me, especially after teaming up with Agnes.

Speaking of walk cycles and animation, I just wanted to make a quick note about how there was one scene that really stuck out in my mind that had amazing animation in it and it kind of made me sad that there wasn't more like it in the rest of the game. [spoiler]The scene where Sophie drinks the smoothie, just the part where she drinks it, it kind of just blew me away how fluid it was[/spoiler]

Theme/Plot wise, while playing everything seems very disjointed. It was only after completing the game and having some time to process everything was when I figured out that it was probably meant to be confusing because of the perspective you are given. Again, this is where I recommend playing the Cat Lady first otherwise Downfall will just look like a chaotic mess.

Of course, that didn't stop me from not enjoying the game because what really got me turned off was how much edge is packed into it. I know the Cat Lady had some pretty dark themes and ideas, but Downfall cranked that up. Honestly at times it felt like I was reading a middle school emo girl's fanfic.

If you are a big fan of The Cat Lady like I am and are hungry for more information on this universe, then give it a play. Otherwise, give this one a pass
2645 Produkte im Account
445 Reviews
254 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.04.20 20:51
Downfall is the next installment in The Devil Came Through Here trilogy. Harvester games have to fill some pretty big shoes after The Cat Lady.


We play as Joe. One night he and his wife Ivy find themselves upon a massive storm and unable to drive any further they stop at a motel. The marriage of Joe and Ivy is strained and this weekend was their chance to save it from falling apart, but things go awry quickly and it's up to Joe to save Ivy, while traversing a nightmarish world.

If you've played The Cat Lady, something I don't have to tell you is that the story is quite dark and Downfall is no exception. The game deals with mental illness and a lot of the scenes in the game are pretty damn disturbing, maybe even more so than The Cat Lady. The story has plenty of twists and turns and honestly the writing is really good. After The Cat Lady I was excited to try this, but also skeptical, but this game definitely did not disappoint in the story department.


Art style wise, Downfall is pretty close to how The Cat Lady looked. Everything is in black and white, with only few colors ever making an appearance for example when blood is on screen it's a bright red color which immediately catches your attention and of course it's quite effective.

Other than that, the characters all look quite decent, they all have their distinct looks (not to mention the enemy characters sort of, who look absolutely repulsive), my favorite is Agnes who wears a wedding dress you give her. Also the environments are all designed really well, not to mention their looks. They fit the theme of disgust and they certainly fit the theme well.


I'll begin with the music, because I absolutely adore the soundtrack to Downfall. It has some truly amazing songs that help enhance the atmosphere of the game and not to mention a brilliant choice for the end credits song.

However, the voice acting is a bit mediocre in my opinion and I think it might be on purpose. Everyone does a pretty decent job, except Joe. His line delivery is pretty bland and he comes off as a plank even in moments where emotions take over, for example anger. This might have been on purpose considering what type of character he is and his acting didn't remove from my experience, but it's still something worth pointing out.


Downfall gameplay is identical to The Cat Lady, so if you played that expect same type of deal, but for those of you who haven't (also play The Cat Lady, it's really good) let's get into the gameplay. Downfall in a sense is pretty similar to classic point and click adventure games, you collect items, combine them together and use them somewhere else.

But you don't actually point and click, but walk around on a 2D plain, by controlling Joe left to right. When you encounter something you can interact with a prompt that pops up. It's pretty simple and works well.

Now let's talk about what's usually most important in adventure games, the puzzles. They are incredibly well designed and I liked most of them more than I liked the puzzles in The Cat Lady. However most of these puzzles are reused from the original version of Downfall (I'll cover that in the verdict section of the review) and while there are some new ones, they are still really well designed and they don't suffer from cryptic design most adventure games fall under. You're given a clear goal and you can quickly figure out what to do using logic.

Also the game has choices that affect what type of ending you get and it's actually cool to go back and try to get the other endings. The best ending required you to be absolutely perfect which will provide tons of replay value.


Downfall is just as good as The Cat Lady and is definitely a solid sequel. It has a great and disturbing storyline, great puzzles and honestly a pretty damn good game. Also you get the original version of Downfall which is the first game by Harvester games. I highly suggest giving that game a playthrough first, before jumping into the remake. It's different enough so the enjoyment will still be there. Albeit it hasn't aged gracefully, it has a ton of bugs, no voice acting and some really cryptic puzzles. Overall it's still a good game and I enjoyed my time with it just as much as The Cat Lady.

Final Rating:

+ Well told story that is incredibly disturbing
+ Clever puzzles
+ Awesome atmosphere that creeps you throughout the entire thing
+ You get both versions of Downfall

- The voice actor for Joe does a pretty mediocre job

If you liked this review please consider joining https://steamcommunity.com/groups/completingthebacklog and https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ImperialReviews
898 Produkte im Account
95 Reviews
448 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.04.20 01:49
Not what I was expecting. Solid horror game with some dark humor. Amazing endings.
6 Produkte im Account
2 Reviews
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222 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.03.20 15:01
I am playing this after already completing Cat Lady and Lorelai, which i would rank among my top favorite games I've ever played. I always appreciate the artwork that goes into these games and the stories. I'm a HUGE fan of Cat Lady--I even bought the vinyl record soundtrack. I was enjoying Downfall UNTIL the game forced me to burn a cat alive to progress to the next scene. I know, I know, we kill humans in the games, but humans are evil, animals are the only good in this world and I cannot stand animal cruelty of any kind, especially in a game I am playing to escape from the cruel world. Burning a cat to ash to retrieve a key was NOT necessary. I am thoroughly disappointed and surprised given that cats were not harmed in previous games.
1892 Produkte im Account
276 Reviews
263 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.03.20 18:46
Short but satisfying adventure where it is hard to make sense between what is real and what is not and it's all part of the charm as the protagonists are not of the saner kind to begin with.

At this point developer Harvester Games occupies it's own little niche on Steam horror games with it's 2D cursor keys + space bar -only game engine. If you are not familiar with these technically simple but really well written games start with the Cat Lady which is a brilliant sick puppy of a game. Once you start Downfall it feels like you are again playing a well done game. You can expect quality when you play these story heavy games where you rarely get stuck on puzzles.

This game is a mostly stand alone story with references to Cat Lady dropped here and there and at the end a literal cross-over to cat lady characters comes to play which brings forth the only real caveat of the game: You really should play the first one to make some sense of the ending and even then it's not that easy to really understand what is going on (several playtroughs required).
468 Produkte im Account
70 Reviews
623 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.05.20 02:14
Prior to playing this game I played the Cat Lady. I absolutely loved that game. It is a rich story that follows the Cat lady's neighbor Joe, and his wife Ivy. This live in the same dark universe as the cat lady, and experience the problems of distinguishing reality with hallucinations.

Both games were an absolute piece of artwork. I have a lot of games in my library, and both are in my top favorites. The artwork, the imagery, and storylines are amazing. I really hope that Harvester puts out more games like this. I would gladly pay full price for it.
100 Produkte im Account
59 Reviews
10 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.07.20 14:27
665 Produkte im Account
111 Reviews
306 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.07.20 06:38
Both the 2009 original freeware version and the 2016 remake are damn fine psychological horror adventure games. I really loved the dark, mature plot, and the grim visuals. They look really unique! If you like adventures in the vein of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Harvester or Darkseed, you'll probably dig this one (and the rest of the series, The Cat Lady and Lorelai).
346 Produkte im Account
46 Reviews
304 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.06.20 08:08
A short but very interesting game, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, the macabre and gore was right up my alley.
Highly recommend it to people who like macabre, gore etc.

The dark humor was well done but the voice acting sometimes was odd, but it doesn’t ruin the game, if anything it’s funny.

I read a lot of people like “The Cat Lady” better than this game and if that’s the case I’m glad because I know I’ll enjoy that game too!

614 Produkte im Account
69 Reviews
397 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.07.20 02:15
Downfall seems like it would be limited in horror due to how it is: a side-scrolling game with 2d sprites. However, this isn't the case, as the imagery is at times even more disturbing. The fact it isn't the most appealing art style also helps to drive home the core messages of the game, and enhance the psychological horror aspect this title has.

The main protagonist is Joe, who is trying to help his wife as she deals with her own mental trauma. Their marriage is rocky, and while they are traveling they're caught in a storm and forced to take refuge at a hotel. This hotel ends up being the centerpiece for the rest of the game, as each room and hallway becomes more and more disturbing as Joe (and the player) travels through and revisits places.

I really don't want to spoil the writing too much but it truly is great, and best played blind. The game tackles heavy themes, and psychological trauma is its forte. No character gets out of this unscathed, and it isn't clear who you should root for either.

I recommend this title if you're into dark character explorations with creepy atmospheres. The puzzles are not too difficult, and are standard for this type of game. If you're a fan of slow burn psychological horrors this is up your alley.
452 Produkte im Account
7 Reviews
254 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.07.20 21:35
I did one play through of this game and it was enjoyable. I was curious about the alternate endings so I watched them but didn't feel it was worth another play through to actually earn the endings. Overall though this is a good game. It has a nice art style to it and the music is excellent. The voice acting is decent enough as well. For what this game goes on sale for I'd say it is worth getting to play it yourself.
344 Produkte im Account
4 Reviews
393 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.07.20 07:52
good game,,, not sellout AAA game with micro-transaction..
good story. puzzle ok.
242 Produkte im Account
174 Reviews
330 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.07.20 07:19
Discouraging at first, because it lacks the adventure & momentum of The Cat Lady; but it proved similarly brilliant: disturbing, bizarre, exhilarating, emotional. Also great soundtrack.
73 Produkte im Account
28 Reviews
290 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.09.20 04:31
Interesting story game.
Recommend playing The Cat Lady first so the end will make more sense.
167 Produkte im Account
26 Reviews
727 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.07.20 03:20
This game is so great but also very disturbing and I was really scared when I played this. I hope you have played The Cat Lady before this one (this is sequel). If you play The Cat Lady again after finishing this one, you might notice new things.
1775 Produkte im Account
8 Reviews
252 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.06.20 15:32
unique and very dark trilogy (this is second game, cat lady first).
803 Produkte im Account
72 Reviews
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472 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.10.20 05:17
I enjoyed The Cat Lady, but unfortunately Downfall does not live up to its predecessor. The feel and tone of the games are similar, but the voice work in Downfall is of such poor quality that it completely destroyed any chance I had of getting immersed in the game. Most of the the main character's dialogue is delivered in mumbles with an odd cadence and intonation, and it doesn't even match where the emphasis is placed in the subtitles. You end up in situations where the adult man you're playing as is witnessing something profoundly disturbing, and the dialogue tries to reflect that, but the delivery sounds like a bored teenager talking into an Xbox mic. If the character I'm playing as doesn't sound like he cares about what's happening, then why should I? I played through to the end but that was more of a testament to stubbornness than engagement.

The game also crashed almost every time I alt tabbed so no points for that either.
36 Produkte im Account
2 Reviews
320 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.10.20 19:26
I watched playthroughs of The Cat Lady and 2009 Downfall from John Wolfe, and it has been my favorite games ever since I was young. The soundtracks and atmosphere are simply phenomenal, never fails to draw me in everytime I repeat watching the playthroughs. Finally had time years later to purchase and experience this myself. Really brillant masterpieces. Thanks to all the people making these games :'D
75 Produkte im Account
9 Reviews
472 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.12.20 11:57
I first played The Cat Lady and when I started this game, I was slightly disappointed as the music and atmosphere wasn't as great as the Cat Lady. Then as I really got into it and met the first likable character (in a white dress). I began to really enjoy it and start to see how the world fitted with The Cat Lady universe. As much as I really like this game, it is a story of disappointment, it leaves you feeling like something has been taken from you in many ways, it makes you feel a lot of things. I didn’t like the ending because there is no happy ending, no solution, no redemption. At the end I felt the Cat Lady wasn't quite as nice as I thought, Joe... I don't know how I feel, I see him as a victim of circumstance. I think Ivy made a deal with the devil. However, The Queen of Maggots is a fantastic character (hoping to unravel the truth in Lorelai) and she loses the mystique that she held in Cat Lady, we see her for what she truly is.

Overall, the voice acting was a bit poor (distorted in some places) as in Cat Lady but I could hardly hear Ivy at times and I had to turn on the subtitles.

Some areas of the story were left unsaid. I would have really liked to see this whole thing from Ivy’s point of view and why she ended up the way she did. We took a peek into the aftermath of Joe’s inability to cope with the hand that he had been dealt and it is not a pretty sight.

I give it 8/10 - will play again for more clarity and get all of the achievements for sure as I think I might have missed some things.
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443 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.12.20 05:31
well...this was fucking depressing.

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314 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.03.21 15:26
Absolutely stunning story, had me hooked from the get-go. Would definitely recommend and will most certainly be playing more of it. Amazing soundtrack, as well, and always fits the situation.
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Verfasst: 24.02.21 19:12
Im crying...
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319 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.01.21 00:12
Another great game by Harvester Games. After playing one of my favourite games, The Cat Lady, I had to try Downfall out. I was not disappointed.

A good old point & click game, with gore and psychological horror to it. I loved seeing references to The Cat Lady, as Joe himself, the protagonist of Downfall, is one of the parasites Susan deals with in The Cat Lady. It was very interesting to see his own story and problems in the crazy world these characters live in. What started as a relationship problem quickly develops into horror and choices; to get the one he loves back, Ivy, he must kill the 4 Sophies, but it's not that simple. Sacrifices will have to be made. And, in the end, it doesn't always pay off.

(Spoilers) The game does a good job in deceiving you; I didn't realise Agnes was who she was, a most likely form of expression of the good sides of Ivy that Joe (and I) didn't realise until the very end, as can be seen when she walks through the hallway full of mirrors, in which her reflection is Ivy. But that is just another great aspect of the game. Mystery and uncertainty, millions of problems to solve, and morals. Morality does affect Harvester Games creations a lot. But I myself find it very enjoyable.

(Spoilers) What I didn't see was the most obvious point of the story. The game shows you several corrupted creatures and beings, but the utmost parasite being Joe himself. You get so involved in the role of being Ivy's saviour that you don't realise, in reality, you've become just like everyone else: a monster. I think that's because of the ending I got, but, in the end, Joe is the psychopath (that I've failed to recognise).

I was very excited to see Susan and Mitzi at the end. This game will most likely affect you emotionally, with great story telling and deep involvement with characters. It did make me quite emotional, and I can't wait to play the next Harvester Games.
45 Produkte im Account
12 Reviews
262 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.01.21 01:55
I was a big fan of The Cat Lady way back in the day when it was first released. Such a deep game with serious topics that I believe deserve to be talked about. Downfall definitely lives up to being a dark and enjoyable sequel to that game.

I liked how there was an incorporation of different, but still just as grave, mental health topics. I don't believe you need to play The Cat Lady to understand the story. It just makes it more interesting tying everything together if you are familiar with this universe. The puzzles were very interesting and captivating. I was able to complete the story in one day, aprox. 4.5 hours! I will probably go back to get the different endings.

Next, I am playing Lorelai!
45 Produkte im Account
50 Reviews
818 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.12.20 06:32
I am a big fan when I played Downfall-2009 and The Cat Lady . Even Lorelai
Now , I share my feelings .
Bad part :
1 . The game is short , the ending makes me feel the game is not finish .
2 . The characters move with too much acts . Joe checked the items and turned around his body then turned back ......
3 . Sure this game is easier than Downfall-2009 , but also cut some fun-times ......
4 . The worst part in game !!! Mrs Ashworth and Mitzi !!! Why change their faces ??? Mitzi`s voice sounds very strange . WHY !!!???
I am not mad or angry . I just a little disappointed .
Good part :
1 . Story still good .
2 . All game update based on Downfall-2009 . So you will feel familiar .
3 . Add more puzzles and choices . Ya~ Cut some fun add some fun .
4 . Nice voices in game characters . ( Except for Mitzi`s voice ) .
5 . Agnes new look is very sweet .
Maybe not what I expected , but I still love this game .
Just like Joe still love Lvy .
2880 Produkte im Account
52 Reviews
332 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.04.21 02:18
After playing The Cat Lady a few days ago, I had to play this one immediately. I was ready to get the willies again right away… but I still wasn’t ready for this game.

Where the first game mostly had horrific events taking place in fairly mundane locations and only occasionally transported the player to hellish locations, Downfall takes place almost entirely in a twisted, nightmarish setting. Even when I found myself in a seemingly innocuous room of the hotel, some event would take place that would leave it blood-soaked or full of monsters or something. The fever-dream-like tone is relentless.

At the same time, compared to The Cat Lady this game is more …fun? And it's funnier? I didn't expect such a huge departure from the dour mood of the first game, but I definitely liked it a lot. For instance, [spoiler]the moment the player meets Agnes,[/spoiler] everything starts to get a lot goofier and I am here for it.

I hope I'm not underselling the hideous brutality of this game by pointing out its sense of humor. It's still a gory, trippy mess. This, coupled with the reprised cast of characters from the first game, made me think of the duology of Stephen King’s “Desperation” and Richard Bachman’s “The Regulators”: “Desperation” was pretty serious when compared to the cartoonish violence in “The Regulators” – but they are two sides of the same coin and pretty goddamned disturbing. I could also compare these two games to “Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead 2”, but I don't feel that comparison is quite as apt.

My only major complaint about this one is about the voice acting. Well, actually just Joe’s voice acting. It was a strange decision go with such a stilted and underwhelming performance to represent the lead character. I had to suppress a groan whenever he had a line. This was made all the more baffling by the fact that the rest of the cast does such a superb job.

Regardless, I'm absolutely playing this one again soon. I feel like I missed so much, despite getting one of the good endings. Next time I'll have to choose all the dickiest dialog options and see what happens.

If you're familiar with “The Cat Lady” but you passed on this one before, I totally recommend playing. I’d even say that if you were put off by the first game, there's a chance you'll like this one if you're looking for a good horror game.

Edit: fucking autocorrect
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837 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.02.21 10:57
Downfall takes serious topics and handles it well and it impressed me. I played this game first before playing The Cat Lady but if I'm being honest, I enjoy this one quite a bit more than its previous game.

The possibility of getting different endings each time dependent on your choices keeps you wanting to come back for more and makes you look at things that you might've missed previously. It's a short game but for the hours you'll be putting into it will make you want more. The beautiful visuals also help add to the charm of the game.

The voice acting in the game can be a bit weird at times but that's the only real downside I could think of.
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268 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.04.21 03:25
Absolutely unreal. I've played through the entire trilogy, as well as watching playthroughs of them and the original downfall game. Until now, I don't believe I've ever reviewed a game. These games burrowed in my mind and I think about them constantly, even though I finished ages ago. Even after playing them all, there's almost an added bonus of deep diving the story and connecting the games and trying to put pieces together. Once I started these games, I couldn't stop. As others have mentioned- the soundtracks to all 3 of these games are insanely incredible. They make the experience infinitely more intense and immersive and I don't think I've ever played any game that so perfectly captures the mood and whats happening through the music they made. It's not what you'd expect- the regularly used heavy doom and gloom sad music. The high energy room filling music bizarrely works with these depressing heavy games, and is simply incredible.
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443 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.04.21 18:25
no monika, natsuki, yuri, and sayori AND no banana mode?? Im sorry guys but this is a no go! 0/10, a little something for everybody? more like something for nobody!
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247 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.06.21 13:00
This game has A LOT of bad crashing issues, I finally figured out how to stop it (took me forever) and I'm not sure if it was worth it? A lot of the time I had no idea what I was meant to do or what was happening, plus the voice acting is really bad apart from Agnes (who was also the best character <3) I don't want to give it a bad review because it wasn't a bad game, just didn't interest me as much as Lorelai did
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43 Reviews
455 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.05.21 04:49
Downfall is the second installment in Harvester Games' The Devil Came Through Here series of games. Players familiar with The Cat Lady, the first installment will find Downfall quite similar in terms of gameplay and atmosphere. Downfall plays as a traditional 2D adenture game in which players will rub various interpretations of keys on various interpretations of doors. The games unique approach to this genre stems from its dark atmosphere and dark aesthetic.

Players control Joe Davis, a man living with his wife, Ivy, next door to the protagonist of The Cat Lady. Joe's marriage with Ivy is on the rocks, largely stemming from how they struggle with Ivy's anorexia. Joe attempts to rekindle their romance with a getaway at a secluded sea-side hotel. Joe's world quickly disintegrates into madness as Ivy disappears. Through a world descending into insanity, Joe searches for his wife. While connections to The Cat Lady are present, Downfall can mostly stand on its own.

Much like The Cat Lady, Downfall is brutally dark. Murder, extreme mental illness, and grotesque imagery permeate throughout. Downfall requires players to have a strong stomach for such interpretations of the horror genre. Downfall is different in its atmosphere from The Cat Lady in that while The Cat Lady mostly places its protagonist in dark situations in the real world, Downfall puts Joe in a world clearly detached from reality. Players will need to ponder just whose reality Joe is exploring.

Players who enjoyed The Cat Lady will most likely enjoy Downfall. (Those who have not played The Cat Lady, but are interested in Downfall really should play The Cat Lady. It's very good.) Downfall carries on the dark atmosphere wonderfully into a solid second installment.
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28 Reviews
258 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.07.21 19:32
Buying the game will give you access to both the original 2009 version, and the 2016 remake. This review is based on just the remake.

The game puts a heavy emphasis on its story. So you can expect the gameplay to be a little simple. There are three endings to the game, and which one you end up with depends mostly on the dialog options you choose (or skip altogether). The story is pretty compelling but it might also be unsuitable for certain audiences. Close to the end, expect a few major plot twists. Also a few characters from Harvester Games' other games will come into play (although for a short period of time), won't drop any names though.

If you are in just for the story alone, I've got good news for you. The puzzles aren't really difficult (at least from my experience), and the game offers 4 quicksave slots so you can experiment with different options. Although you won't be able to know which option leads where until the very end.

Just like with their other games, the artstyle is charmingly unique, and the music perfectly matches the armosphere most of the time. The voice acting is better than that of The Cat Lady, but a few characters sound a bit off.
724 Produkte im Account
120 Reviews
418 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.06.21 19:32
Although a remake of an earlier title I'd suggest playing The Cat Lady before Downfall 2016. If you enjoy TCL then you'll very likely enjoy Downfall and there is some build up and continuity between the two. As before Downfall has a menacing aura but avoids truly obnoxious jump scaring in favor of good old fashioned atmosphere, disturbing imagery, clever metaphor and surreality.

Downfall is the story of Joe and Ivy Davis as Joe realizes that having a goth girlfriend isn't all it's cracked up to be. With their marriage in trouble he arranges a romantic weekend at a country inn but slips on a cosmic banana peel and slides into a terrifying narrative device for exploring shared trauma. Glib joking aside Downfall is another heavy hitting look at mental suffering and the human psyche with a backdrop of a strange, drab and uncomfortable place where the supernatural often bleeds in. Joe is trying his best to help his wife and will encounter some demons to slay, strange characters that offer insight and help and several temptations to give into his own imperfections.

I liked The Cat Lady a lot. Ever get into a new creative work, it syncs with 90% or more of your tastes, it feels like it was made specifically for you? That was one macabre tale that hit the spot and Downfall is another, the second part of a soft trilogy. Same setting, some recurring characters and themes, not the strictest need to have played the previous title. It helps to have done so and beaten TCL before Downfall but this game is standalone and can be played first. Downfall enjoys a slightly smoother interface and a more unified art direction and graphical style that stays more consistent throughout than TCL did, then uses the same elements of ambient background music and stark sound effects work with the occasional banger track to change mood. The horror elements are on point without doing anything too obnoxious and this is a thoroughly enjoyable horror adventure game. Walk around steadily, explore thoroughly, pick up everything and use it to solve an improbable puzzle to advance with loads of talking.

The story is done well again, able to give your mind room to piece things together and imagine connections without slamming them into you like a great deal of mainstream writing. There's a thorough morality tracker based on conversation choices and some in-game decisions that leads to multiple endings, encouraging multiple replays. If the storytelling in TCL did right by you than Downfall will too. If you're trying Downfall first to see what Harvester Games is about then you can play through the prologue and a decent bit into the main story before the refund window. Taste in stories can be subjective but the writing chops of Harvester are good.

Thoroughly exploring the game and replaying a few segments give you about 3-4 hours of game, barring getting very stuck on any one particular puzzle. Replays add a bit more playtime and Downfall comes with the 2009 version as well. For $10 this is a good value for fans of TCL and on sale you can't go wrong.
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Verfasst: 08.07.21 11:59
The Shining video game.
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Verfasst: 09.09.21 12:44
Amazing horrorgame, lots of fun!
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500 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.08.21 21:44
This game makes me feel so, so alone. And honestly, just solely on that basis, I'd already recommend it. The graphics, setting, character interactions, and story progression are all extremely unsettling as well as captivating. And it doesn't hold back on the gore or the harsh realities of life. You can play as the comforting boyfriend to your mentally-ill girlfriend, or you can be a sadistic asshole. It's up to you. I've played this game twice just to see if I could get a different ending (I couldn't, and I'll probably use a guide next time), and I'll probably play it more times in the future. It just sucked me in. Captivating and uneasy game for a stormy evening.
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50 Reviews
402 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.08.21 07:21
Compared to the Cat Lady, Downfall takes a more surreal and insane approach on its horror and gameplay factor.
But much like this one, they stay true and give a unique take on the heavy topics that are about, it's overall a far more violent game in order to represent and explain the meaning behind it.

And at the same time you would constantly find yourself making key decisions that will motivate the story as you reach its climax. With scenes, characters and choices all coming together in the end in a perfect way.

Needless to say how beautiful of an aesthetic and writing it has, Downfall is another chapter to expand on the same universe that captivates with its dark but realistic nature.
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259 Reviews
543 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.10.21 17:54
[h1] Downfall [/h1]

=== ( ???? Difficulty ) ===
☐ No Difficulty
☑ Easy (Unless you want the true ending)
☐ Standard
☐ Big Learning Curve
☐ Hard
☐ Impossible

=== ( ???? Audience ) ===
☐ Everyone
☐ Kids
☑ Teens
☑ Adults
☑ Mature

=== ( ???? Graphics ) ===
☐ What Is This?
☐ Bad
☑ Acceptable
☐ Good
☐ Great
☐ Stylistic
☐ Beautiful
☐ Masterpiece

=== ( Sound/Music ) ===
☐ Bad
☐ Nothing Special
☐ Good
☑ Great (Voice acting is pretty bad but the music makes up for it)
☐ Beautiful
☐ I´m Gonna Cry

=== ( ???? Story ) ===
☐ This Game Has No Story
☐ Nothing Special
☐ It´s Alright
☑ Well Written
☐ Epic Story
☐ Thinking About It, When I Sleep

=== ( Grinding ) ===
☑ Nothing To Grind
☐ Isn't Necessary To Progress
☐ Average Grind Level
☐ A Lot Of Grinding
☐ You‘ll Need A Second Life For Grinding

=== ( ???? Price ) ===
☐ Free
☐ Underpriced
☑ Perfect Price
☐ Could Be Cheaper
☐ Overpriced

=== ( ☣ Requirments ) ===
☑ A Toaster Could Run This
☐ Low
☐ Average
☐ Above Average
☐ High End
☐ NASA Computer

=== ( ⏰ Game time/length ) ===
☐ Really short ( 0 - 4 hours)
☑ Short ( 4 - 12 hours)
☐ Average ( 12 - 24 hours)
☐ Long ( 24+ hours)
☐ Multiplayer/Neverending

=== ( ???? Bugs ) ===
☐ Game itself is a bug
☐ Lot of bugs
☑ Few Bugs (Can't tab out without the game crashing)
☐ Nothing

=== ( Controller Support ) ===
☐ Yes
☑ no

=== ( Enjoyment ) ===
☐ I´d Rather Watch Grass Grow
☐ Hard To Enjoy
☐ Repetitive
☐ It's Okay
☑ Fun To Be Had For Sure
☐ The Kind Of Fun You Will Remember
☐ Life Changing

=== ( Replayability ) ===
☐ One-Time Experience
☐ Only For Achievements
☐ If You Wait A Few Months/Years
☑ Definitely (If you want the other endings)
☐ Infinitely Replayable/Multiplayer

=== ( Worth Playing ) ===
☐ No
☐ Wait For A Sale
☑ Yes
☐ I Can´t Recommend It Enough

⭐️Killing those demons?
⭐️Trying to save Ivy.
⭐️Trying to work out whats real and fake.

????Playing as a seriously ill person.
????Messed up scenes.

????Psychological Horror.

This game lives up to the same level as The Cat Lady, except you're the one that's losing the plot (And doesn't even know it), I wouldn't say this game is any means scary but it's certainly disturbing due to the gory deaths, which is what separates Downfall to TCL (The Cat Lady). It's huge eye opener to those people who actually suffer from these type of illnesses, If you're deep into the story then I suggest playing TCL first, since it's based in the same location and linked slightly.

You'd be surprised that the story is the highlight of this game, the characters are easy to get attached to, despite the voice acting being pretty bad. The music also gives this game more of a shine as well.
Total Score = 74/100.

The Cat Lady, Lorelai

Quiet Haven Hotel was supposed to be just a one night shelter for Joe and Lucy Davis. But things soon start to go wrong. Lucy's panic attacks get worse and soon she disappears. And in the morning, the hotel changes too. Nothing is what it seems anymore. Joe is left alone, trying to understand what is happening, trapped between reality and this nightmare.

■■■■■■■□□□ 7 / 10
Joe Davis is a pure psycho!

OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-750 | AMD Phenom II X4 965
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7870
Storage: 3 GB available space

Review to The Cat Lady: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198202022263/recommended/253110?snr=1_5_9__402
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15 Reviews
361 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.10.21 20:19
Three words: My favourite game
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21 Reviews
352 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.12.21 09:40
The middle game of the Devil Came Through Here trilogy, this game is a beautiful story about mental health, suicide, self harm and love.

This is an amazing psychological point-and-click horror game. I will warn that it has a multitude of triggers in it and this game has no remorse when it comes to dealing with difficult topics; though it handles them all with grace and empathy. Please make sure you are in a safe mental space when playing this title.

However it is ABSOLUTELY worth playing it and the rest of the series. I would suggest playing The Cat Lady first before playing this game in order to understand the full impact of the plot.

* Psychologically thought provoking story
* Beautiful hand drawn characters and backgrounds
* Fully voice acted
* Immersive sound design
* Intriguing puzzles
* Simplistic point-and-click design

* Self-harm and suicide triggers

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3 Reviews
379 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.11.21 12:19
Good story rich game
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50 Reviews
1482 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.01.22 01:06
My favorite part in the trilogy by Harvester Games.
111 Produkte im Account
1 Reviews
335 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.04.22 06:50
Having already played Cat Lady and really liking it, I gave Downfall a try. I liked the story and found the game's puzzles to be challenging without being too difficult or frustrating. Very immersive!
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Release:15.05.2009 Genre: Adventure Entwickler:keine Infos Publisher:keine Infos Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos

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