Welcome to Heads-up, VideoGamer.com's 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 Tuesday 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 splash the cash.
Recommended: FEAR 2: Project Origin - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
If you haven't already seen our coverage of F.E.A.R. 2 (including a review and video review) check that out now. With that read and viewed it should come as no surprise that we absolutely recommend Monolith's supernatural FPS. If you're thinking about saving your pennies for big hitters Street Fighter IV and Killzone 2, try to free up a little more cash so you can buy this action packed gem. It's unlikely to gain anywhere near as many column inches as Sony's PS3 exclusive, but overlook this at your peril.
We haven't got our hands on the final review builds for these two third-party Wii exclusives, but our impressions up until now have been pretty positive. We'd go as far as suggesting they're worth a punt, but you'll have to wait for our impending reviews to find out how good they really are.
Eternal Sonata - PS3
We gave the then Xbox 360 exclusive RPG a very commendable 8/10 when we reviewed Eternal Sonata back in the tail end of 2007, saying "This mesmerising harmony of pastel colours and peerless audio is without doubt one of the 360's most significant RPGs, and it is essential for fans of the genre". If this still holds true for the PS3 game it'll be well worth a look.
And the rest
Ben 10: Alien Force - DS, PS2 Wii and PSP
Bomberman 2 - DS
Chronicles of Mystery - DS
Destroy All Humans: Path of The Furon - Xbox 360 and PS3
Disney's Bolt - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2 and DS
Europa Universalis 3 - PC
Hotel for Dogs - Wii and DS
Imagine Movie Star - DS
King's Bounty: The Legend - PC
Petz: Monkey Madness - Wii
Petz: My Kitty Family - DS
Petz: My Monkey Family - DS
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - DS
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
Star Ocean: Second Evolution - PSP