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.
Recommended: MadWorld - Wii
It's another 'for adults' Wii game from SEGA. After the rather brilliant House of the Dead: Overkill we expected great things from MadWorld, and well, we haven't been disappointed. If you're after a blood-soaked third-person brawler that's got more depth than is initially apparent, MadWorld should be on your wanted list. Followers of the game will already know that MadWorld looks rather stunning too, so this will be one to show off to your normally derogatory Xbox 360 and PS3 owning friends.
Recommended: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Director's Cut - Wii
If you're desperate for the point and click genre to make the comeback it's teasing us with in recent years, then you really ought to give Ubisoft's Broken Sword on Wii a look. While the differences between the old and new voice over audio is quite jarring, the core game has been ported over well and is a great fit for the Wii. Newcomers to the game should certainly add this to their collection to see what all the fuss is about, while long-time fans will likely want to see what new content has been added.
Recommended: WWE Legends of WrestleMania - Xbox 360 and PS3
While we know WWE games aren't exactly hardcore and don't really go after the average Street Fighter IV player, we think they're damn good fun. WWE Legends of WrestleMania brings WWE fans the very best superstars from years gone by, lets you take part in classic matches and have a go at rewriting history. With a simplified control scheme that does away with much of the complexity seen in the Smackdown Vs RAW series, this is one for lapsed WWE fans.
Also worth a look
Crysis: Maximum Edition - PC
Resistance: Retribution - PSP
Singstar: Queen - PS2 and PS3
A few of these games may well have been recommendations, but having not played Chinatown Wars, Henry Hatsworth or Resistance: Retribution we're being slightly cautious despite the good things we've heard. SingStar: Queen is more or less what you think it is and is more or less essential for Queen fans, while Crysis: Maximum Edition packs in the original game and Warhead and should be snapped up immediately if you managed to avoid both on their initial releases.
And the rest
Bella Sara - DS
Castlevania- Judgement - Wii
EA Sports Football Academy - DS
Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue - PS2
Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans - PS2
Military History Commander: Europe at War - PC and PSP
Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution - Wii
Scrabble 2009 - DS
The Last Remnant - PC
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X - PC
Wonder Pets! Save the Animals - DS