Welcome to Heads-up, our weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Monday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to smash open your piggy bank so you can spend its coin-shaped guts.

Recommended: Forza Horizon - Xbox 360

Forza Horizon screenshot

It's easy to pick this week's must-own title thanks to Forza Horizon being a brilliant racer. We awarded it a splendid 9/10 in our Forza Horizon review, but you can play the demo if you're still not convinced. The handling model is superb, the open-world is a joy to explore, and the game is gorgeous. What more do you want?

Worth a look

Some pretty big games sit in the "Worth a look" section this week, with Professor Layton and Medal of Honor: Warfighter both likely to sell well. Layton is a safer bet, especially if you're a fan of what's come before in the series, but Warfighter is a gamble. We haven't been convinced by what we've seen leading up to release, so you might want to wait until our review hits before handing over the cash.

Dark Souls is re-released with the DLC found in the PC edition, but if you've already bought the original the new content is available to download through Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Store. Street Fighter X Tekken finally makes it way to the Vita, although there's a big question mark over who actually wants it at this stage, despite the fact that it looks like a decent port.

And the rest...

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D - 3DS
  • Everyone Sing - Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii
  • Smart As - Vita
  • Bad Piggies - PC
  • Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park - 3DS and DS
  • Just Dance: Disney Party - 360 and Wii

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Hooded

I cant buy much more games for the rest of the year, Forza Horizon would be one of them. I just finished off the last couple of missions of Sleeping Dogs, so I will send that back to Lovefilm and hopefully get Forza Horizon :)
Posted 10:38 on 22 October 2012

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