A look ahead to Friday's new releases.
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.
Recommendation of the Week: Unreal Tournament 3, Xbox 360
Having raised the bar for action video games with the release of Gears of War on Xbox 360, it came as a bit of a disappointment to Xbox 360 gamers when Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 3 was confirmed for release first on PS3. Still, Xbox 360 gamers will at least get a version of the game that is in some areas superior to the PS3 game.
The extra development time has allowed Epic to implement two-player split screen support, plus the game ships with five additional multiplayer maps. It all runs buttery smooth and to top it off the game disc includes a fairly substantial feature on Epic Games' Gears of War 2. If you're looking for a competitive, fast-paced action game to keep you going over the summer months then look no further.
Also out this week
Buzz! Quiz TV, PS3: Buzz has finally made the jump to the PS3 and he certainly looks great for it. The game's been given a graphical make over, but there's a lot more here than shiny visuals. The first Buzz title on PS3 sports a host of new game modes, online play and the ability to create, share and download user generated quizzes.
Perhaps the best thing about the new Buzz is the wireless Buzz controllers, which mean players no longer have to contend with a tangled mess of wire whenever they fancy some competitive quizzing.
And the rest...
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (DS)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (DS)
Sony Playstation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller (PS3)
WALL-E (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, DS, PSP, PC)
We Love Golf (Wii)
Space Invaders Extreme (DS, PSP)
Super Swing Golf (Wii)
The Incredible Hulk (Wii)
Animal Genius (DS)
Arkanoid DS (DS)
Beijing 2008 (PC)
Emergency 4 (PC)
Farm Life (DS)
TT Superbikes Real Road Racing Championship (PS2)
Racing Team Manager (PC)