Retro STrife wrote:One more... I also have to mention Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which is usually considered a must-play game for survival horror fans. The game came out for PC in 2010, and it was more recently ported to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch as part of "The Amnesia Collection" (which includes all 3 Amnesia games). I have yet to play Dark Descent, but it's on my list to play this October.
Why do I mention it without even having played it? Because I have heard so much about this game.. it appears near the top of most lists for "best horror games ever" .. and I have routinely heard it called "the most influential horror game of the past 10 years". It seems that Amnesia was so effective as a horror game that most others since have borrowed at least some aspects of it, and some have even tried to clone the formula. All of these reasons are why I want to play the game despite not being a fan of the genre.
The problem? Well, Amnesia Collection is only available as a digital download, with no console version on physical media. Still, considering it's reputation this might be one good time to make an exception.
I didn't know the Amnesia collection was download only. Hopefully he'll make an exception because I know he'd like it. He loved Alien: Isolation and Amnesia is what invented that kind of run-and-hide gameplay...or at least popularized it. If he doesn't want to download it, he could try the Outlast trilogy which is also very similar but has a physical release