The protagonist of the game is the owner of a museum. Her daughter has been kidnapped by the undead pirate Remington who wants to use her body to resurrect his dead beloved. The heroine must free her daughter from the hands of the pirate before it is too late.
Nightmares from the Deep is an adventure game with hidden object screens. As in most point-and-click games, the player has to collect objects from the scene, stored on the inventory always visible at the bottom, and use them on specific portions of the screen to perform an action or complete a task.