Helen Road - Construction Site

An image of the construction site and apartment building on Helen Road.

Helen Road, also known by its address 12 Helen Rd or 12 Helen Road, is the second most prominent location in Downfall. The flat building is visited multiple times throughout the game, particularly in surreal dream sequences.

Apartment building Edit

The flat building on 12 Helen Road is the living quarters of Joe and Ivy Davis. Despite being largely unexplored in Downfall, the layout of the building is revealed during The Cat Lady to have five floors; four tenant floors and a ground floor as well as a basement.

The ground floor contains a communal mailbox for the eight flat tenants, a table with a vase of flowers, a cabinet full of junk mail and one of Joe's books, and a staircase leading to the upper floors, although in Joe's dreams the stairwell is blocked off by a brick wall. There is also an old metal door leading to the building's basement, which is usually obstructed by a cabinet and forgotten by most residents.

Near the end of the game, it is revealed that Joe and Ivy are the tenants of flat three on the second floor. Joe's flat consists of a living room with a television, couch, dining table, and desk, a bedroom with a shattered mirror, and a bathroom which is blocked off. There is a large hole in the living room floor that leads to an empty flat below, formerly belonging to a family known as the Morrisons.

Construction site Edit

Next to the apartment stands a construction site, this is the location Robbie Davis was told where a briefcase full of money was hidden. It turns out there was something hidden on the construction site, however it wasn't a briefcase but a case full of grenade.

From later parts of the game, it appears at some point the building was finished, although it's unknown what it's being used for.

Related AchievementsEdit

My Quiet Haven My Quiet Haven
You completed all the tasks in Helen Road.
Right In The Shnoz Right In The Shnoz
You blew out the candle and caused an unfortunate accident.

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being located on the first floor, the hole in the Morrison's flat that leads to the basement completely ignores the ground floor in between. One explanation for this would be that the ground floor makes up one side of the hotel while the basement makes up the other, this is verifiable by the fact that the basement is seen to have a roof height on par with the ground floor itself.
  • The death from blowing out the candle in The Queen of Maggot's house appears to be on, or somewhere near, Helen Road.
  • Following the events of The Cat Lady, only four tenants remain in the building, besides Susan, Mitzi, and Joe. This possibly coincides with the four memories of Sophie Joe kills, as no other residents were found alive.