The release of a number of visually stunning video game titles in 2011 made for one incredibly action-packed year.
There were games boasting an incredible depth of gameplay, narrative and technology, across all three major platforms - the PC, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox.
Some of the more awesome titles released last year included Activision and Infinity Ward's "Modern Warfare 3", EA DICE's "Battlefield 3", Naughty Dog's "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" and Ubisoft Montreal's "Assassin's Creed: Revelations".
Other games that ranked among the highlights of the year were Crytek's "Crysis 2" and CD Projekt RED's "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings", as well as Eidos' "Deus Ex: Human Revolution".
Meanwhile, "Dragon Age II", from Bioware, envisioned a modern approach to the classic Baldur's Gate-style dungeon crawling gameplay.
This year, therefore, has much to live up to... the standard has been set and it is time to see what 2012 has to offer.
Check out a slideshow detailing the 10 most anticipated video games, across all the three platforms, for the year to come...