Watch People Scream as They Play P.T./Silent Hills

Konami publishes two videos showing the reactions of Japanese women playing the game in a dark room.

Over the weekend, Konami published a pair of videos showing people's reactions to playing P.T., which we now know is actually a brilliant viral marketing effort for the next Silent Hill game, called Silent Hills. One of the videos shows young Japanese women playing through the demo, while another shows older Japanese women playing the same demo. There is lots of screaming in both videos, so you may want to turn down your volume if you're at school or work.

GameSpot's Mary Kish also played through the P.T./Silent Hills demo and you can watch a scare compilation right here.

P.T. was announced during Sony's Gamescom briefing last week, and the free demo was made available later that day for PlayStation 4. It was then discovered by a fan that P.T. was actually a fake-out (it stands for "playable teaser") for the next Silent Hill game, which Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro are working on together.

The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus will also play a role in the game, which Kojima says will be so scary that you will "sh** your pants." The designer said last week that making a game that is so scary could limit its reach, but he doesn't care about that. Silent Hills is in development using the FOX Engine, the same technology that is powering upcoming open-world game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. No release date for Silent Hills has been announced, and it is also unclear if the game is coming to Xbox platforms, too.

On the subject of bringing P.T./Silent Hills to other platforms, Kojima said on Twitter: "Surprisingly there're quite many people who want to play PT but don't have PS4."

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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brothersinarmsb
brothersinarmsb

Lol. There was one lady who didn't flinched. I think she was a little dead inside.

Freboy
Freboy

If you are going to convince us that a game is really scary, why do you have young girls, who are supposedly the most easily frightened creatures on the planet squeal and look horrified? (I don't subscribe to that stereotype, but the person who made the video definitely did...)


Wouldn't you want a tough-looking grown man scream and throw down the controller instead?

Karchy
Karchy

Yes. A glory hole in the bathroom can provoke such reactions...

JoJoStarFire
JoJoStarFire

That one lady, in the older women video screaming part was like "I have no fear"

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

It's been a fun ride with the Silent Hills reveal. The atmosphere is genuinely terrifying and sends chills down your spine, if you haven't played it, you have no idea. Brilliant marketing, too, and can't wait until exclusivity is announced, now that it has everyone's attention.

Pewbert
Pewbert

Here is a bunch of people we paid to act scared in an attempt to convince gullible people to pre-order our "scary" game.

Advertising is fun!


Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

I wonder how many controllers were broken from the fall...

DeadLight2080
DeadLight2080

lold ,  I am palm face in all games , I am a boy though ;)

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I just came from the comments section of Tomb Raider on Xbox. I feel so grateful to Eddie for this piece.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Kinda ironic how some people think a game can be "too scary" but think it's okay for a game like Dark Souls to be too difficult. I'll take too scary over too difficult any day...

loudangryjerk
loudangryjerk

lol that one lady whos like "ive seen worse"

loudangryjerk
loudangryjerk

my favorite is the one that got so scared they had to bring someone in to play for her...


xcollector
xcollector

Using Japanese woman to determine the reaction for a target audience that is predominately male and desensitized to violence makes perfect sense Konami. If this is your way to advertise to the female population you probably just turned most of them away.

captaindrake
captaindrake

Didn't even watch the videos. First one I just stared at the picture in admiration. Then I took a look at the second one and got freaked the hell out.

deadpen
deadpen

Not to be racist but they all scream at everything. Dress a little girl up in a white nightgown with long black hair and let her run up and down a neighborhood you will have a mass suicide on your hands.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

Amazing graphics for a playable trailer.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

Yes Kojima, there are many people who want to play this but don't have a PS4. Please release it. What if instead of releasing it on Steam, they leaked it for people to send to their friends. Old fashioned share-ware. 

Xenro4
Xenro4

PT: The game that makes little asian girls scream. Show me grown men screaming and I will buy it.
I love how the guy in the video is unfazed when the girl is freaking out.

vadagar1
vadagar1

F this I watched a guy play a demo on youtube and I was scared


wow this guy was not kidding this game will make us SH!T bricks

grenadehh
grenadehh

Sure wish it actually showed what they're screaming at.


Because I've seen this PT demo and it wasn't scary, at all.


Unless playing it and seeing it are entirely different, sorry Hideo, gotta try harder. Even SH1 and 2 weren't so much scary as they were "OMFG THE PTERODACTYL OMFG PYRAMID HEAD."


Actually I'm pretty sure Silent Hill lost the right to be scary in Silent Hill 2 when  you had to run from pyramid head in the hospital basement with that dumb bitch Maria constantly clipping into shelves and getting stuck and dying if she fell behind, only for her to IMMEDIATELY die once you reached the elevator regardless in a cutscene.


Sorry, that permanently banned silent hill from my shelf.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

I could understand, Lisa is quite...Hideous.  Get it?

sirchick
sirchick

Any one else see the guy playing it and he literally had no reaction, whilst the girl screams her tits off ?

Makes me think these girls are not gamers or have literally never played a horror and so are not desensitised to it. Or its not scary and they are over reacting.

CallousIW
CallousIW

@Freboy er tbh im a grown man but i would have ran out of the room..never had the stomach for horror games..fatal frame anyone?

dcaseng
dcaseng

@rasterorsoniu13  Why would you care about exclusivity? I never understood why so many people care about this. EVERYONE should have a chance to play games.

Flowone
Flowone

@rasterorsoniu13 Don't know about exclusivity. The reaction plus Kojima working on multiple platforms seems to point to this being on more than PS4.

I'm more worried about a release date. I hope its less than a year away.

hexadecimal255
hexadecimal255

@Pewbert I dispute this, im afraid, genuinely afraid to play a demo i have downloaded. Look online at all the hardened gamers who through no fault of there own have soiled themselves for the entertainment of millions. My theory is, tether a ps vita to a 4g phone and go into the woods at about 2 in the morning with some earphones. If this is done correctly, theoretically, you are mad to start with or a gibbering wreck by the end.

123whatever
123whatever

@Pewbert im surprised everyone is ignoring the fact that japanese girls are startled by caterpillars..  'course they're scared !#$tless. 

loudangryjerk
loudangryjerk

@xcollector lol what? theyre using japanese women to bring in the men. the mentality is that its the kind of thing you'd bring a girl to on a date (scary movies, etc)


PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@donjuancorleone How the hell can anyone be scared while playing this game with the lights on? WTH??? Talk about a serious lack of immersion (-__-)

xcollector
xcollector

@Maverick6585 Didn't you know Kojima is a Playstation fanboy? You should have realized by now that all other platforms get left overs only after the rest of the company puts enough pressure on Kojima for more money. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@grenadehh The devs have been closely editing the clips from demos and ces that have been released to the press so as to not give away anything important or scary parts of the game. Much like scary movies if the shocking parts of the movie is reran on the internet over and over for 12 mnths it loses its scare factor. 

Though... even now I have a sense of dread and will still jump when I think about putting in the original Silent Hill for a play through. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@sirchick makes me also think the guy on the right is a developer/tester who is there to help her if she gets stuck or there is a part of the game he needs to skip to.