Game of the Year 2016
I think this may have been the year when my taste seemed to diverge the most from the popular opinion, with the possible exception of 2014 which everybody thought was poor, but where I found a great number of enjoyable indie titles.
When everybody else talked about the shooters of the year, I thought it was an amazing year for strategy games, especially for the RTS genre which had been pretty silent for a few years. There were also a great deal of interesting RPG's I wish I had gotten around to play.
That said, I still can't think of a year where all games I list come with a great deal of reservations. They were either strictly iterative on previous incarnations or came with issues that are hard to ignore, but as a whole still stuck out as my most enjoyable experiences of the year.