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.

Recommended: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Xbox 360, PC


CD Projekt's superb action RPG sequel The Witcher 2 arrives on Xbox 360 (and again on PC) in enhanced form this week, and we very much think it's worth your money. While we weren't sure the game would port brilliantly to the Xbox 360, all our doubts were cast aside when we played the final game. Well worth picking up if you're looking for your next RPG fix. It's worth noting that The Witcher 2 is released on Tuesday, rather than the traditional Friday.

Buy now for £31.99 at Amazon.co.uk.

Worth a look

These two are almost as hardcore as you can get, yet are polar opposites in terms of game style. Digaea 3 arrives on Vita with all the series' inherent high barrier to entry, while the latest Men of War title, Condemned Heroes, is sure to please fans who want more of the tried and tested series gameplay.

And the rest...

  • Battleship - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS and 3DS
  • Pole Position 2012: Management Simulation - PC
  • Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - Wii
  • Distant Worlds - PC
  • Natalie Brooks: Mystery At Hillcrest High - DS
  • Depth Hunter - PC