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
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.
- LittleBigPlanet Karting - PS3
- Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package - Xbox 360 and PS3
- Mass Effect Trilogy - Xbox 360 and PC
- Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force - PS3 and PS Vita
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