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.


Sleeping Dogs screenshot

It's been a while since we've had a proper big release to get excited about, and this week two come along at once. Sleeping Dogs rose from the ashes of the cancelled True Crime Hong Kong, and while we're not allowed to give definitive thoughts on the game just yet, a pre-order wouldn't be a bad move.

Also hitting stores this week is 3DS platformer New Super Mario Bros. 2. We reckon it's a little bit too familiar to compete with Mario's best efforts, but it's far from a bad game and is sure to scratch any platforming itch you might currently be suffering from.

And the rest...

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pblive@ dazzadavie

Posted 00:14 on 14 August 2012
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"a pre-order wouldn't be a bad move."

Daaaaaaaammmmmmnnnn yoooooouuuuuuuu! That recommendation was the tipping out, for me. Preordered.
Posted 20:41 on 13 August 2012
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Been looking into Sleeping Dogs a lot this weekend and think its going to be me MoTM choice.
Posted 12:15 on 13 August 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 17/08/2012
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 535 5
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