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: Empire: Total War - PC
We approach each new Total War game with equal parts excitement and dread. We know it'll be good, but we also know that once we start playing nothing else will get a look in. We're currently working our way through the epic campaign so we can bring you our final verdict, but we've seen enough to know that all strategy game fans won't want to miss SEGA's latest.

Also worth a look

Mario Power Tennis - Wii
As the latest GameCube game to receive a Wii control makeover, you can more or less guess what's been added here. You'll have to wait for our review to find out if it's good enough to make you stop playing Wii Sports Tennis or if even Nintendo can't better its Wii launch title.

Patapon 2 - PSP
We quite liked the original Patapon. The quirky little rhythmic strategy game proved to be different enough to get our attention and fun enough to keep it. We've yet to get our hands on the sequel, but if it can build on the successful formula laid down by the first it ought to be worth a look.

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X - 360 and PS3
H.A.W.X. is the latest Clancy game from Ubisoft to try and integrate with the other games in the series (if you've seen the TV ad you'll have spotted the Ghosts from Ghost Recon marking a target for the pilots to take out). With a novel way of making flight combat fun for all kinds of gamers we reckon Ubiosft's latest could give the classic Ace Combat series a run for its money.

And the rest
AC/DC Live Rockband Song Pack - Wii
Away: Shuffle Dungeon - DS
Battle Fantasia - 360 and PS3
Big Bang Mini - DS
Bleach: Dark Souls - DS
Buffy - GAME Exclusive - DS
Eat Lead - 360 and PS3
Eve Online - PC
Grand Ages: ROME - PC
Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity - Wii
Spongebob Squarepants: Frantic Fry Cook - DS

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RecoN@ thpcplayer

Ive never been into the total war scene, strange cos i love C&C etc. I did try Rome TW, but couldnt get on with it lol

Originally Posted by thpcplayer
And recon, if u want to get hawx for pc then wait for a week but i can't wait so i will get it for ps3. looking supercool

hmmmm i maye aswell get it for PS3, seeing like every 1 is going for the console version :( The main reason i like to go for PC versions sometimes, is i use my PC through my 40" 1080p tv, and the quality is so much crisper than the consoles. PM me ur psn name and il add you. Co-op hawx maybe ;)
Posted 19:52 on 04 March 2009
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And recon, if u want to get hawx for pc then wait for a week but i can't wait so i will get it for ps3. looking supercool
Posted 07:40 on 04 March 2009
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Recon, I got what you said but this game is not an ordinary rts. It is huge and it has some real historic elements. Even, if you don't like this game you should buy it as a favour to pc gaming but for me it is amazing. I haven't got the game yet but after playing the demo i was simply stunned. Ign has given it a 9.5 can you believe it a 9.5 to a strategy game!!!Simply amazing game can't wait!!!!!
Posted 07:35 on 04 March 2009
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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X il be looking out for then,but Eat Lead,i would like to see more info.
Posted 21:55 on 03 March 2009
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I find them games boring as, i meen its just to slow gameplay. I really want H.A.W.X for the pc, i was going to get it on PS3, but the graphics yet again beat the PS3. Il save a bit of cash too :P
Posted 21:17 on 03 March 2009
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EMpire total war. AMMMAAAAAZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNN GGGGGGGGG. CAn't wait also I will get terribly named"hawx"(i don't like it's name). Only two games this week but the next week will see the release of Resident evil 5 i can't wait for it either. BUT EMPIRE TOTAL WAR. I WANT THIS GAME NOW
Posted 12:46 on 03 March 2009

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Release Date: 20/02/2009
Developer: The Farm 51
Publisher: 1C Company
Genre: First Person Shooter
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