Skyrim is way ahead of the pack, and I've played or owned almost all of the new and big releases of the year...except Uncharted 3 (which is coming for Christmas)
I don't even know what would be close to it? Arkham City seems to be a front runner, but this game was disappointing to me. The story was all over the place, the side quests were really lame, and the side bosses, while cool, had no bearing to the progression at all. The Catwoman rescue was absolutely pointless, it was a reason to add her into the game. The only thing that was great was the gameplay, and graphics, but the gameplay basically was just recycled from Arkham Asylum.