- The Mansion level in Sanitarium is a Tear Jerker,
mostlydue to music and the flashbacks. However, like almost everything else in this game, it is also Nightmare Fuel.
- The cutscene that occurs between chapters 3 and 4, where we finally find out why Max's mother was summoning him.
- Maria Santiago in chapter 2. Have tissues handy when you ask her about the pumpkin patch.
- The backstories of Carol Driscoll and "Mother"
- Mother may be the most sympathetic of the villains, due to this.