Nightmare Fuel: Prey

The Nightmare Fuel page for Prey.
  • The game has one part early on in the alien space ship that essentially cements the atmosphere of abject terror for the rest of the game. The fact that the ship itself is alive is a little creepy, sure, but at this point in the game action is taking over more and you're starting to get the hang of it and control your shock at the organic horrors present in the ship... until you reach a seemingly empty room at the end of a particular level. The laughter of children echoes about the room, and suddenly a horde of murderous, disturbingly innocent-looking, giggling child ghosts appear and begin to attack you, giggling and singing nursery rhymes all the while.
  • The fact that somehow, the Sphere aliens are able to invade the afterlife.
  • Anything. Anything having to do with Art Bell describing what's happening in the US through the calls of his terrified listeners.
  • For those particularly squeamish about their eyes, the alternate fire of the Hunter Rifle fits very well. Even if you know that the appendage that shoots towards your eye is harmless and in fact is your scope, the sight of a tentacle with three sharp prongs darting towards your eye is pretty cringe-worthy. The first time the player does this is an almost guaranteed Jump Scare.