P.T. is a free horror videogame supposedly developed by 7780s Studios. However, after you complete the adventure you will notice that actually, it is the playable teaser for the upcoming videogame Silent Hills, created by Hideo Kojima and developed by Konami. Everything you do when playing is in order to solve the final puzzle, which reveals the first trailer of the new release in the Silent Hill saga.
Everyone who has played some game of Kojima knows that with him, everything is in the details, and P.T. has the signature of Kojima everywhere. In addition, Guillermo Del Toro, famous for his creepy movies (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Blade II), has also collaborated both in the creation of P.T. and in the definitive Silent Hills. As a sample of the details, I can tell you that the name of the supposed developer’s studio, 7780, is the zip code of Shizuoka. It is a Japanese village that, when pronounced in their language, sounds pretty similar to Silent Hill.
This teaser is more like a haunted attraction than like a real game. The only things you can do are walk, control the camera and sometimes, you can get items (the appreciated flashlight) and zoom into objects. The important point is to investigate everything and to have a closer look into every item in order to trigger the next events.
Once you download it from your console, the game starts with you (an unknown character) in a dark room with cockroaches and a door. The first thing you notice when you enter the door is that you are in front of a corridor and the news is on the radio. The news is a bit terrifying; the family that lived there was murdered by the husband, that after killing his wife and his children he commits suicide. What a beautiful story to start playing!
P.T. is the playable teaser for the upcoming videogame Silent Hills, created by Hideo Kojima and developed by Konami
You will walk through the corridor and explore the memories of the now dead family. Soon, you will notice that there is only a corridor, a corner, and another corridor. The corridor has some windows, the door you passed when you entered the house, three more doors and nothing more. Two doors are closed (for now), and the final one is the exit...or not? Once you pass through the door, you will be at the beginning of the corridor again and at first sign nothing changes. Nevertheless, when you complete the way a few times, you will start feeling the sense of unease of being in a world where everything seems normal, but that is changing gradually into horror and fear before your eyes.
To start the walkthrough, I have to say that there are multiple ways to achieve the three laughs of the baby and the trailer of Silent Hills, but this is the one that has worked most times. After passing through the whole game, just after the endless red-lit corridor, you will start the regular corridor again. You will have to wait until the clock strikes 00:00. A ghostly noise will start sounding, and you will have to go to the phone and look at it. Then, you will notice the presence of Lisa close to you. The key to achieving the first laugh of the baby is placing Lisa behind you, but not so close to attack you. You can use the headphones to notice where Lisa is with no need to see her.
Once you hear the first laugh, you must walk exactly ten steps in the direction to the radio (or the direction you want), and in the tenth you must stop walking and wait for the second laugh. Just after that, the controller will start vibrating. You must not press any button, and when the vibration stops, you will hear the last laugh. Then, you have to go to the phone and press R3. A voice will say that you are the chosen one; you must go to the door, and that is all. Right after this, the Silent Hills trailer will be displayed.
P.T. (Silent Hills' Playable Teaser) Features
The main features of P.T. are listed below:
- Terrifying atmosphere that will make you get the goosebumps
- Tricky puzzles to solve
- HD Graphics to see every scary detail
- Survival horror in which you can do nothing but walk and look around
- Creepy soundtrack: you will hear nothing until you hear it right behind you
- The ghost can appear whenever she wants
- The storyline is hideous and perverse
- It will reveal the trailer of the upcoming videogame Silent Hills
- Created by Kojima along with Guillermo Del Toro
If you like what you have read in this review, and you want to know more about this playable teaser before you download P.T. to your console, feel free to visit the official website .
Here you can find the minimum system requirements to be able to download and play this horror game:
- Operating System: PlayStation 4
- Free Space: 1.3 GB available on your console