Shogun 2, Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, Dragon Age 2, Infamous 2, Pokemon White, Witcher 2 and Shadows of the Damned are all up there so far. I liked LA Noire but it doesn't really do it for me, Crysis 2 is poor imo and Bulletstorm just doesn't have enough in it. The likes of Mindjack and Duke do not deserve mention.
I thought the game looked really interesting from the quick look and from some positive reviews, but as you say there are a lot of less flattering reviews out there. I think I will rent the game instead of buying it new. I don't want to pay full price for a probable mediocre game.
I have played 15 games so far this year, though I havn't finished them all yet. So far I really liked Mortal Kombat, Dead Space 2 and Portal 2 but Shogun 2 has been my favourite. I expect Rage and Uncharted to 3 to be right up there by years end, and Skyrim is my most looked forward to game this year.
I am really looking forward to playing Peace Walker. I am a bit disappointed to see what was a great Playstation exclusive go to the 360 as well, I am glad that more people will have the chance to play the game and sales can increase. As for the 3DS version of Snake Eater, I was going to get the 3DS for just that and Ocarina of Time but now I am going to wait and see what Nintendo have to show at E3 before spending any of my hard earned money on what might be a dud.