Was this the best year of gaming ever?

I've been playing video games for over twenty years. In that time, I've invested a lot of time and money into gaming. I don't think I can recall a year in my gaming past that has been quite as impressive as 2011. There were multiple games that exceeded my expectations and some that flat-out blew me away. Skyrim, Batman, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, Dead Space 2, BF3, Gears 3, the list goes on and on. So what do you guys think? Is this the best year of gaming in a long time? Best year ever? 

Years still not over. Can't wait for SWTOR myself but yea. Top 3 years ever Phone Post

good year for AAA titles. not so great for other games Phone Post

This year has been great, but I don't know if it can top 1998, 2001, 2004, or 2007. I still consider those the best of the best. Great year for many games though.