Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of January 2013

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London, UK - 7th February 2013 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  iPhone Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for January to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are January 2013's top selections...

                                                         Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games January 2013

1   Hungry Oni   Futuretro Studios 9.1
2   Joe Danger   Hello Games 8.9
3   Hundreds   Semi Secret Software 8.9
4   The Lords of Midnight   Chilli Hugger 8.8
5   Scribble Hero   Nickelodeon 8.8
6   Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes   Ubisoft 8.6
7   Momonga Pinball Adventures   Paladin Studios 8.5
8   Banana Kong   FDG Entertainment 8.4
9   The Blockheads   Majic Jungle Software 8.4
10   Pixel Defender's Puzzle   Social Titans 8.4

                                                          Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to January 2013

1       Husky Wallpaper HD   iDesign Studio                            10   
2   ???? ???? ???? ????   Rocky Jiang 10
3   AT Impact   AT Impact 10
4   PhotoCat   CommSource Technology 9.6
5   Rockmelt: Explore the best of the web   RockMelt 9.6
6   1-800 CONTACTS App   1-800 CONTACTS 9.6
7   Plex   Plex 9.6
8   Manifest   REDMADROBOT 9.4
9   Time to Smile!:)   Alek 9.4
10   pMail - Private eMail   App Ideas 9.4

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

The year 2013 has truly started with a bang for iPhone gamers, as the January iPhone Qi game chart duly demonstrates. Futuretro Studio's Hungry Oni takes the #1 spot, thanks primarily to its delightfully simple chomp-'em-up gameplay and clean visual style. Just below it this month is Joe Danger, whose designer, Hello Games, has wowed critics with its carefully considered re-imagining of its modern-day console gem. This breezy stunt bike platformer has been carefully re-engineered for the iPhone... and you can tell. Hundreds, meanwhile, fully deserves its third place spot in the January chart on account of its beautifully abstract and minimalist puzzler gameplay. It's a bit weird and a bit vague, but you just try putting it down. Finally, down in a respectable seventh place, Paladin Studios's Momonga Pinball Adventures brings the humble game of pinball bang up to date. It takes the flipper controls of the classic game and places them in a luscious 3D adventure starring an adorable fluffy creature.

You can always count on the popularity of dogs, and so it seems with January's iPhone Qi app chart. Sitting faithfully at #1 is Husky Wallpaper HD, which serves up a number of adorable images of the hardy canines for you to plaster over your iPhone. In third position, AT Impact provides a complete tool to help you process an automobile crash, from taking pictures to documenting injuries. At #5, Rockmelt has impressed many with its labour-saving approach to surfing the web on your iPhone. It's never been easier to get to the web and social content you're interested in. Farther down the leaderboard, we have Plex by, errr, Plex. This nifty piece of software lets you stream your music, pictures, and videos from your home computer straight to your handset. Kewl.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPhone games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPhone Quality Index  now.

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