Even if you can’t download the original P.T. easily anymore, there are some free and simple options
It is one of the simplest yet most scary games: P.T. (Playable Teaser), which was supposed to be a teaser for another Silent Hill on PS4.
Many describe it as one of the scariest games of all time. Wandering through a dark abandoned house, we as players seem to be on the trail of a cruel twist of fate. Unlike in Silent Hill, we roam the world in the first-person perspective. Progress is made by exploring the house. Some tricky puzzles are waiting to be solved and the one or other surprise moment to tackle mentally.
What is different about the P.T. Video Game
Unlike the usual case, where games are advertised in advance through trailers and screenshots, this is an interesting marketing strategy to promote a future title. Also because the game mechanics, in this case especially the player’s perspective, is completely different than in the planned Silent Hill. It’s one of those classic games which doesn’t put everything in front of you right away but forces the players to understand the plot and underlying mechanics themselves.
As the father of the P.T. Game, Hideo Kojima, left Konami, the upcoming Silent Hill was also canceled. Since then, unfortunately, P.T. as its teaser has vanished from the PlayStation Store and the libraries of all PS4 owners.
Download PuniTy (Unity Engine) for Free
Even if you cannot download P.T. easily anymore (especially on PS5), there are still a few options. A Canadian fan, Farhan Qureshi, took the opportunity and the Unity Engine to create a Remake of the thrilling hallways named PuniTy. Different than the Original, there is no endless loop, but still, the Horror Clone contains all the key elements PT had.
I played it and was just as terrified as I was back then on the PlayStation. If you want to get those goosebumps too, feel free to download PuniTy on archive.org – available for PC, Mac and Linux.
Free Download Unreal PT (Unreal Engine, UE4)
Another fan, Radius Gordello, also made a Remake of the P.T. Video Game with the help of the Unreal Engine (UE4). The young developer and college student started the project in April 2018 and finished it in January 2019 after nine months of development. Very impressive, considering he handled the models, animations, textures, and gameplay mechanics all by himself.
If you want to try it yourself, you can also download Unreal PT on archive.org – available for PC.
Have you played the P.T. Game, PuniTy, or Unreal PT and how did you like the experience? Let us know in the comments below.