Silent Hills Demo: P.T. Solutions & Completion Guide
The twisting ARG-alike P.T. demo out now on Playstation 4 was revealed to be a playable teaser for Silent Hills recently, but unlocking the teaser for yourself feels almost impossible. That’s why the horror nuts at GameFront are here to provide step-by-step instructions to overcome every puzzling section of P.T.
Solutions & Completion Guide
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The demo consists of a single L-shaped hallway. At the end of the hall there is a passage with steps and a door. At some points, the protagonist will also appear inside a concrete chamber before stepping into the main hallway.
Occassionally this layout will change or alter. The goal of each “cycle” is to reach the door at the bottom of the steps and walk through. Every time you step through you’ll reappear at the start of the hall.
First Locked Door
Continue through the area until the stairwell door is locked. Back-track to the starting point of the hallway — the bathroom door should shutter as you pass by.
Return to the stairwell door to exit this cycle. The door will unlock after back-tracking.
Second Locked Door – Cracked Open Bathroom Door
In the next cycle, the stairwell door will close before your eyes. Walk up to the door, and you will hear a loud creaking. Turn around to discover the bathroom door is slightly open.
Look into the dark bathroom and focus your view. Hold down [R3] to get a scare and the door will slam shut.
Once the door shuts, the exit should open.
First Ghost Appearance
In the next cycle, a creature will stand in the entrance foyer. Approach it and the lights will go out. Now the path to the exit door is available to you.
Following the ghost vision, the cycle will feature an open bathroom door. Go inside and zoom in on the flashlight on the tile floor to collect it. Now, for the most part, you’ll have a flashlight to illuminate the darkness.
After collecting the flashlight you’ll be locked inside the bathroom. Peer down at the crying creature inside the bathroom sink, then look into the mirror. The door should open, giving you free passage to the exit.
Gouge the Eyes Out
Stepping back into the dark hallway, look in the entrance foyer for a portrait with a large “X” on it next to the radio. Press [X] to gouge a hole into the picture, unlocking the exit door.
Hanging Fridge Cycles
Continue through the hallways with a bloody refrigerator hanging above the front door. Keep going through the exit — you’ll notice you’re trapped in an infinite loop.
To the right of the front door, a new message will appear: I can hear them calling to me from
Move through the loop two more times after this message first appears. Next, walk to the telephone near the window on the cabinet where the hallway turns right. Walk from the telephone and back to the scrawled message until the letters H-E-L-L are filled in.
Now you can leave through the exit and begin the next cycle.
Infinite Red Hallways
Pass through the hall with the deep red lamp, and you’ll enter a nightmarish version of the hallway with twitching eyeball paintings. You can now run through the infinite halls.
Keep running and watch for a fallen painting to your right. It should be near the cabinet with the phone, on the opposite wall of the bathroom shower/tub.
Look for the missing painting. There’s a tiny peep hole in the wall. Focus in on the hole with [R3] and hold it until the noise inside the bathroom stops.
Keep viewing until you’re automatically kicked out. Now the hallway will end, leading to the exit door.
This next locked cycle ends automatically. The hallways are lit up and relatively normal. Wander around until the screen tears and it appears to crash the game.
Collect the Photo Fragments
The cycles will now repeat infinitely with a series of alternating flashlight colors but no apparent changes to the hallway.
To continue, you’ll need to locate six photo fragments. To collect them, find the torn piece and zoom in [R3] until the image above the phone cabinet is complete.
- Fragment #1: The first fragment from the start of the hallway is to your right. Look inside the potted plant’s vase, near the digital clock stand.
- Fragment #2: Beside the plant, look on the floor among the trash at the base of the digital clock stand.
- Fragment #3: In the corner of the phone cabinet, next to a discarded teddy bear on the floor.
- Fragment #4: Look up after passing the bathroom. In the upper corner the fragment is stuck on the wooden ceiling work.
- Fragment #5: Reach the exit door then turn around and look in the steps to find this tricky piece.
- Fragment #6: The last piece is notoriously tricky to find. Open the options menu with [Select] then press [R3] to collect it from the brightness display.
With all the pieces, you can leave through the exit door and start a new loop.
To complete P.T. you’ll need to solve a final complicated last puzzle. There isn’t yet a 100% fool-proof consensus for how to finish this challenge, so there may be multiple solutions.
Let’s start from the beginning. In the final cycles, a clock will ring to mark midnight. You can return to the digital clock to see it is now “00:00″ — leaving your current cycle will reset the clock.
First, you’ll need to wait in a cycle until the clock rings midnight. After that, you need to hear a baby laugh 3 times so that the phone rings.
Walk around after midnight — ten steps appears to always trigger a baby’s laugh. This is the first.
To illicit the second laugh, you’ll need a microphone — either a headset or the Playstation camera’s built-in mic will work. After the first baby laugh, make idle noise (Background music, talking, etc. should work) into the mic until a second laugh is heard.
Once you hear the second audio effect, immediately stop walking. Don’t touch the controller. Don’t press buttons, move, or look around. The controller will begin to vibrate. As long as you stand still, the vibration will grow stronger.
After a certain amount of time standing still, the baby will cry for a third time. Following all three cries, a phone will ring.
Focus on the ringing phone for several seconds and a voice will say “You’ve been choice.” followed by the sound of an unlocking door. Now you can exit, confident in an impossible job well done. If the phone is ringing, stand over it and focus in on it until you hear a voice.
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