Forget the pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween is all about scaring the bejesus out of yourself and those around you. So what better way to celebrate than turning the lights off, grabbing a headset or turning up your surround system (essential for the full immersive experience) and starting up P.T. – it’s free to download on PS Store!
Sure, you can watch the countless videos populating the internet of horrified gamers, but there’s nothing more satisfying than completing the game yourself and obtaining that ‘I Played P.T. to the End and Survived‘ kudos. It’s an experience you won’t forget.
If you’re too terrified to try P.T. out, or have dipped your toe into the game but need a bit of guidance, let me hold your hand and give you a few hints and tips!
Firstly, you’ll notice that P.T. plays in a loop: you’ll visit the same corridor, but each time something will be different. You should take the time to inspect and interact with everything: pictures on the walls, items on the floor. Listen closely and pay attention, the devil is in the details after all. Did a door just open? And don’t forget to look up…
Each time you discover something you will be allowed to proceed to the ‘next level’. If you run around and around that dreaded corridor, afraid to take a closer look at the clues, you’ll never get anywhere. So take a deep breath and become familiar — extremely familiar — with your surroundings.
Some of the methods to ‘unlock’ the secrets of P.T. can be a little tricky; many people have completed the game simply through trial and error or by working together. The clues are there, so to help you on your way I can exclusively reveal a transcript of the audio clues — some of which are reverse speech or in a foreign language.
I walked till I stood one pace before Jack
I whispered his name
But the night wind stole his voice away
In the moment our hands overlap
We share in an instant of private darkness
His touch, cold as marble
Cold, and shivering all over
Never moving a step, his hand in mine,
I waited for it to pass.
And through the mists of waning consciousness
I thought I heard a phone ring.
You’ve been chosen.
So there you have it, a little bit of guidance to get you through the game in one piece (and hopefully, with your sanity!).
WARNING: P.T. is seriously creepy, but the only thing that’s stopping you from finishing this game is your own fear and imagination, conquer this and you’ll be fine. After all, it’s only a game… Sleep tight!