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.


Saints Row 2 - PC

We're big fans of THQ and Volition's Saints Row 2, seeing as it offered a brilliant fun alternative to GTA 4's rather serious tone. We were really looking forward to experiencing Stilwater at a crisp high resolution and at a higher frame rate than in the console versions, but some crippling technical problems mean you're going to need the PC equivalent of a Challenger 2 tank if you want silky smooth performance. Even with these problems Saints Row 2 on PC is well worth picking up. It's a great laugh and action packed from start to finish.

Also out this week:

SimAnimals - DS and Wii

CSI New York - PC