The site Metacritic is infamous in the gaming industry for compiling review scores for many outlets and making a overall average. This has been used by many developers and publishers to decide how they can improve or better games they are currently producing. 2016 was a strong year for gaming and the results can be seen above.
Metacritic released the overall review ranking of every game listed on the site and complied it in a nice, neat list. Many top games of the year including Axiom Verge, Owlboy, Titanfall 2 and many others made the list. You can see the full list here.