The 2016 Game Awards

Every year since 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes excellence in cinematic achievement as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. We call it the Oscars, or the Academy Awards.

Every year sing 2014, The Game Awards has recognized creative, technical, and gameplay excellence in the video game industry. Nominees and winners for are selected by 29 "global media and influencer outlets". There a bunch of categories for games to be nominated in. For instance, Best Action Game, Best Mobile/Handheld Game, and Best Game for Impact, a category of games that take on social issues. I'm just going to list out the nominees for Game of the Year and you can look up all the other categories for yourself. So without further ado:

Doom
The first major installment in the Doom franchise since 2004, this year's Doom is just as scary as the rest of the series. You play a space marine on a Mars colony fighting demons released from hell.
Playstation 4 - Xbox One

Inside
With its beautiful unique look, the sequel to Limbo is a 2D puzzle game that is intriguing, terrifying, mysterious, and masterful. Inside is currently available as a download game only.

Overwatch
A team-based multiplayer shooter from the people who gave us World of Warcraft, in Overwatch you play a member of an international task force created to combat robots that have turned against humanity.
Playstation 4 - Xbox One

Titanfall 2
With its single-player and multi-player gameplay, Titanfall 2 is said to have improved on it predecessor. In a future war, rifleman Jack Cooper hopes to advance in the ranks and become a mech pilot, operating a large fighting robot.
Playstation 4 - Xbox One

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Supposedly the last game in the Uncharted series, part four puts our hero, Nathan Drake, a Lara Croft-esque adventurer, back into action when his brother Sam re-appears after years when was supposedly dead.
Playstation 4

I'm personally a pretty casual gamer and I haven't played any of these games so I can't attest to their quality. However if 29 influencer outlets like them, I guess they must be pretty good.