Various flavors of Survival Horror; from Alan Wake, that Slenderman game, Rust, etc.
I haven't played them. What do they add on top of the Alone in the Dark/Resident Evil/Silent Hill template?
I played that back when it was called "Gorilla.bas".
There's also CtOS Mobile, which allows mobile players to engage with console players, a fairly new concept.
Apart from the fact that the whole concept of "console players" is an artifact of lockdown regimes, Pac-Man Vs. already did mobile vs. console.
Mass Effect 3 had some novel elements, such as the option to skip the action portions and basically turn the game into an interactive movie.
Isn't that what "FMV games" on Sega CD and 3DO did?
Also, 'annoyance games,' my term, in which I would classify crap like Flappy Bird and F*uck This Game, which seem designed to irritate the shit out of you.
Flappy Bird is a clone of Piou Piou, which is a clone of "Balloon Trip" in Balloon Fight, which is a clone of Joust. F*ck This Game is just WarioWare: each player in a split screen plays a one-button microgame.