It started in a blaze of gunfire on an alien planet and ended with the discovery of untold riches in a mysterious corner of the Middle East. From start to finish, 2011 has been another stellar year for PlayStation. Now, we want you to look back over the past 12 months and tell us what your game of the year has been.
You might plump for Nathan Drake's latest PS3 adventure, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, or perhaps fleeing the Helghast in the breathless Killzone 3 will get your vote? Cole MacGrath was the face of the atmospheric, moral sandbox of inFAMOUS 2 – maybe you enjoyed his struggle to do the right – or wrong – thing the most.
Some of the real heavyweights landed towards the end of the year, so the likes of Battlefield 3, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded or EA SPORTS FIFA 12 may have left their mark on you.
PSP also had its share of top releases, including The 3rd Birthday with its twisted Christmas tale of a New York besieged by aliens, and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, a role-playing game which packs in a huge amount of adventure.
Make your choice and tell us why that game stood out for you. We'll then pick the ten most creative, original responses and publish them here on eu.playstation.com in January 2012. Each winner will receive a voucher code to download action-packed shooter Crysis from PlayStation Store.
Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before entering the competition.
Please note that you need a Sony Entertainment Network account to enter this competition. It is not possible to create a Sony Entertainment Network account via this website at present but you can create a Sony Entertainment Network account either on a PlayStation 3 system or Wi-Fi enabled PSP system.