THE URBAN LEGEND P.T
Format PS4 Publisher Konami Developer Konami Released 2014
We’ve all heard the one about the call coming from inside the house, but do you know the campfire story about the horror game that disappeared from the PlayStation Store? Okay, it might not require a seance or lit candles in front of the mirror to bring it out, but the mythical P.T demo (or ‘Playable Teaser’) for the Silent Hills game that never was is technically only available on old PS4s. Quickly after Guillermo del Toro
and Hideo Kojima’s horror dream was quashed, the demo disappeared entirely from the PlayStation Store. Imagine then, finding an old dusty console in an attic, plugging it in and playing a game where a grimy paper bag talking to you is the most pleasant part of this partly randomly-generated experience. Think about an infinite corridor pushing you in nightmarish loops, challenging you to turn corners to reveal elongated shadowy visions, jump scares, rolling eyeballs, and fleshy sobbing creatures in bathroom sinks. There are even only rumoured ways to unlock the final reveal of Norman Reedus wandering out into the legendary foggy town and, one of them involves reciting words desperately into your microphone between the chimes of a clock. P.T might not sound it, but it’s terrifyingly real.