When we cast our eye back over some of the titles that have hit the shelves this year, we were ever so slightly baffled at the number of great games we've been treated to.
We've had stellar experiences right across the board whether it's in the world of FPS, RPG, RTS, rhythm action, sports or platforming - it's been hard to pick the best ten.
We've had to be really cruel and there'll be titles that aren't on our list that might have rocked your gaming world - be sure to shout your favourites from the hills (by which we mean comments section).
We want to give honorary mentions to the likes of Fable III, Bioshock 2, Heavy Rain, Splinter Cell Conviction, PES 2011 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for providing us with genuinely brilliant experiences.
It's these titles, however, that we think have had the biggest effect on us and the rest of the gaming universe this year...