Looking back it was probably the best year for releases in a decade, so many titles although most of them were released toward the end of the year. Here's my top 5 in no real order;
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Fallout 3
4. Portal (I only got around to playing it last spring)
5. Dead Space
Notable mentions to Gran Turismo 5: Prologue and Tekken 5: DR Online for making me shell out on ridiculous peripherals for the first time in years! At least i'll be able to use the wheel and arcade stick I made on other games, unlike that behemoth steel battalion stick....
Biggest disappointment of the year was Metal Gear Solid 4 becuase for me, it failed to deliver. Incredible graphics but after endless debate and two playthroughs, the length of cutscenes, having to install before every act and the all-over-the-shop plot just really grated on me rather than brought enjoyment.
All in all it's going to be a tough one to beat!