A bit late, but here it goes. As always this list is based on the games that I personally played of the new games in 2016 in the UK. Remastered, and HD re releases are not included unless there are significant changes (not just graphical/audio).
Rise of the Tomb Raider (20 yr celebration ed.)
Fire Emblem Fates
Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness
Dark Souls III
Final Fantasy XV
It's a tough list. They were all exceptional, and usually when a Souls game is in the list, that's no contest, but this time it comes down to three pushing through. Fire Emblem, Dark Souls, & FF15.
To be continued...