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: Resistance 2 - PS3

The Christmas releases are slowing down, but PS3 owners still have one exclusive title to get excited about. While we thought Resistance 2's single-player campaign was a bit of a letdown, its multiplayer offering, which includes 8-player class-based co-op and 60-player online matches, is well worth the asking price. At times the game looks pretty spectacular too, especially when facing a wave of zombie-like Chimera that charge at you like the zombies in 28 Days Later.

Recommendation of the Week: Ninja Town - DS

Castle defence seems to have become an incredibly popular genre, bolstered by the increase in quality of flash games that are widely available on the internet. Ninjatown is one of the cutest castle defence games you'll find and it's perfect for short bursts of play while commuting or just to pass the time if you're at a loose end. With single-card multiplayer too, and with DS owners with little else to choose from, we reckon Ninjatown is well worth a look.

Also worth a look

Monster Lab - Wii

Sonic Unleashed - Xbox 360, Wii and PS2

And the rest...

Armored Core For Answer - Xbox 360 and PS3

Baby Sitting Party

Bella Sara - PC

Blastworks - Wii

Blended - DS

Bratz Kids - DS

Buzz! Brain Bender - PSP

Deal or no Deal: The Banker is Back - Wii

Disney Sing It! High School Muscial 3: Senior Year - PS3 and PS2

Disney Think Fast: The Family Quiz Game with Buzz Controller - PS2

Ellen Whitakers Horse Life - DS

Emma at the Farm - DS

F-16 Fighting Falcon - PC

Football Director - DS

Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams - DS

Hotel Giant - DS

International Athletics - DS

Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs - DS

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2 and PC

My Baby Boy - DS

My Baby Girl - DS

Peppa Pig - DS

Petz: Puppy Family - DS

Planet Rescue: Animal Emergency - DS

Planet Rescue: Endangered Island - DS

Planet Rescue: Ocean Patrol - DS

Planet Rescue: Wildlife Vet - DS

PopStar Guitar - Wii

Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity - DS

Sam & Max - Wii

Shaun White Snowboarding - PC

The Guild 2 Venice - PC

Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2 - DS and Wii

You're in the Movies - Xbox 360

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force 3 - PSP