Welcome to Heads-up, our weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down of 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: Halo 4 - Xbox 360

Halo 4 screenshot

This one is easy to recommend. While we're not quite sure if Halo 4 betters the original Combat Evolved, there's no doubt that this is one of the finest video games released this year. Halo 4 is a triumph of big budget video game making, and is sure to please fans who were worried about how the series would survive without Bungie at the helm.

Worth a look

LittleBigPlanet Karting arrives at a tricky time, what with Halo 4 taking all the attention, but its tidy arcade racing and creation suite should help it find some fans. This week also sees the release of two bumper packs, with the DLC-loaded Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package, and triple pack Mass Effect Trilogy.

And the rest...

  • Zumba Fitness: Core - Wii
  • Kinect: Marvel's Avengers - Battle For Earth - Xbox 360
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - PC
  • WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3 - PS Vita

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rbevanx@ Ghost5

Yeah I never would have tried Double Dragon Neon for starters :P

Some great free arcade games but Strangers Wrath is still the best for me so far, saved me a tenner as well as I was gonna buy that.
Posted 11:22 on 05 November 2012
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Ghost5@ rbevanx

All 4 One is just the Ratchet and Clank peoples. Those two with Quark and Nefarious playable.
Only ever tried the demo before and I didn't like the play style enough to buy it. So getting it free from Playstation Plus is a bonus!
Posted 11:19 on 05 November 2012
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rbevanx@ Ghost5

I'm getting the free one All 4 One, is that Ratchet and Clank or Jax and Daxter. I get the two of them mixed up like Ant and Dec :P
Posted 11:14 on 05 November 2012
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Might pick up Ratchet and Clank Q-Force if its on sale for PS+ People...

Getting Halo 4 obviously!
Posted 11:06 on 05 November 2012
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Halo 4, simple.
Posted 10:25 on 05 November 2012


LittleBigPlanet Karting looks good, but Sony haven't really pushed the advertising all that much for the game. It will be helped by the fact that Halo 4 is a 360 exclusive and LBP is a PS exclusive, so one shouldn't affect the other.
Posted 10:24 on 05 November 2012

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 06/11/2012
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 1,712 384
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