Hideo Kojima's "P.T." isn't even a full game, and it still might be the scariest video game experience of the year. It is atmospheric, unfailingly creepy, and in future years might be looked back on as the first step in the reimagining of the horror genre.

It's exactly the type of game Kojima, the celebrated mind behind the "Metal Gear" franchise, might not be able to make it through himself.

"I don't really play horror games because I get scared," Kojima said, laughing at himself, during a sit-down with The Japan Times last week during the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). "Maybe 'Biohazard' ('Resident Evil' outside Japan), but even that I quit halfway because I was scared."