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P.T.: A Video Game Ghost Story

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In August of 2014, a demo innocently appeared on the PlayStation Store. It had a spooky old tombstone with P.T. painted on it, sitting silently in a wooded area. Playing this demo would take players to a rather ordinary hallway, one that would lead to one of the most terrifying horror games ever made.

And now you can't get it any more.


Even just as a short demo, P.T. created
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Published April 2018
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Kalin
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: games
A fascinating scrutiny of a truly terrifying gaming experience. I was impressed by Couture's ability to capture the imagery and atmosphere through words, and his analysis of what draws us to horror and what horror can teach us eroded some of my personal reservations. ...more
David
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: games
I have a confession to make. As much as I love horror games, and as often as I tout myself a fan of the genre, I've never finished PT. I can't. Not because I don't have it--one of my two PS4s has the game--but because I can't bring myself to face it. I've been at odds with this truth for years. I'm a game historian, and by scrubbing PT from the PlayStation Store so that no one can download it, not even those who can see it in their account history, I have only tenuous access to this gaming gem.

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Logan Noble
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This book wasn't quite what I expected. Most of it was a breakdown of the infamous P.T. demo, and then a little bit of background for the actual history of this demo. The breakdown has a unique Creepypasta feel to it, which I enjoyed. Most of this information is available online in much shorter articles. A quick, easy read. ...more
jazthedigital
May 23, 2022 rated it really liked it
A Gamasutra contributor Joel Couture presents an Interesting investigative piece of gaming literature, about the scariest horror game that never was made past its playable teaser. “P.T.” A teaser for “Silent Hills” Made by Hideo Kojima with collaboration of Guillermo Del Toro, being last project of Hideo before leaving Konami to his own Kojima Productions is truly a special project. Given both context of its development, tensions between Konami Entertainment and Kojima but also a strange history ...more
Jessica
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
A really interesting analysis of a game whose content, puzzles and meaning are just as mysterious as its production and disappearance. The author discusses the game itself in detail, describing the infamous hallway down to every corner, as well as the insanely difficult puzzles. They also talk about the psychology behind the horror genre, the communal/global aspect of solving the game, and includes interviews with other players, data miners and a Konami insider. If you love P.T. or just the horr ...more
Cristian
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting analysis of a game that has been an important milestone in gaming history, effectively becoming the first rare digital only game after Konami decided to pull it off the PS Store. I played P. T. once: you couldn't pay me to play it again ever, as one jump scare broke something inside of me and Lisa is still what I see during the occasional sleep paralysis. The game invokes a strange kind of fear: it's repulsive, you want it to be over, and yet you can't help wanting to find out mor ...more
LizRyth
Mar 24, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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DNF. It started off interesting but quickly got repetitive.
Pirolye
Jul 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Great structure, lots of new information, although I found some chapters to be useless for the book's sake. Clever ending. ...more
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