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: Left 4 Dead - PC and Xbox 360

Co-op survival horror seems like it should have worked a long time ago. Resident Evil: Outbreak tried and failed, but Valve has delivered the goods with Left 4 Dead, its first-person shooter where enemies have a hankering for brains. Don't be thinking you'll be able to mop up the undead with ease just because you've got some buddies with you. These guys run at you like the infected from 28 Days later, so unless you cap them in the head pretty quickly, you'll be lunch.

Recommendation of the Week: Tomb Raider: Underworld - Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2 and DS

We're in the middle of our latest tomb raiding adventure, but we've already seen enough to know that Lara fans and anyone wanting a game which focuses on exploration over combat will enjoy Underworld. Stunning visuals, tight controls, huge environments and an intriguing storyline combine to make this a worthy entry in one of the most successful series of all time.

Also worth a look

Lips - Xbox 360

LocoRoco 2 - PSP

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - Xbox 360 and PS3

Skate It - Wii and DS

The Last Remnant - Xbox 360

And the rest...

Armored Core For Answer - Xbox 360

Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style - DS

Barbie Horse Adventures: Summer Camp - DS, Wii and PS2

Disney Sing it - Wii

Driving Test - DS

Funfair Party - Wii

Guitar Hero: World Tour (Complete Band Pack) PS2

Hasbro Family Game Night - PS2 and Wii

Imagine Gymnast - DS

Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome - DS

Metal Slug 7 - DS

Movie Studios Party - Wii

My Dog Coach: Understand your dog with Ceasar Milan - DS

My Horse and Me 2 - PS2 and DS

Naruto The Broken Bond - Xbox 360

Need for Speed Undercover - Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS2, Wii and DS

Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Expansion Pack - PC

Pokemon Ranger 2: Shadows of Almia - DS

Rapala Fishing Frenzy - PS3

Rock Band 2: Solus Software - Xbox 360

Rubiks Puzzle World - Wii

Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition - PS2

Sam Power: Firefighter - DS

Sam Power: Handyman - DS

Sam Power: Policeman - DS

Shrek's Carnival Craze - DS and Wii

Spore: Cute and Creepy Parts Pack - PC

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Wii, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3 and DS

The Sims 2 Mansions and Garden Stuff - PC

Tony Hawk's Motion - DS

TV Show King Party - DS

Warriors of the Lost Empire - PSP

World Championship Off Road Racing - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii