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London, UK– 10th January 2011– 2010 was a cracking year for iPhone gaming, with over 30,000 titles released on the App Store and some of them proving genuine gems.
Whilst Chillingo's Cut the Rope deservedly gobbled up a gazillion sales - and candy - and ChAIR's epic Infinity Blade sent Apple's hype machine into overdrive, which were the best reviewed games?
To answer that very question and the similarly themed 'Which were the best reviewed apps?', here's the Quality Index ( Qi) round-up for 2010.
Aggregating the reviews from the world's best websites, such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and Gamezebo, the Quality Index uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.
Without further ado, here are the best of the best, the cream of the crop that made it into the Quality Index of 2010...
Qi Top 10 iPhone games of 2010
|1||Real Racing 2||Firemint||9.5|
|2||Dark Nebula - Episode Two||1337 Game Design||9.3|
|4||Cut the Rope||Chillingo||9.1|
|5||Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus||Gameloft||9.1|
|6||Space Miner: Space Ore Bust||Venan||9.1|
|8||Sentinel 3: Homeworld||Origin8||9.1|
|9||Plants vs. Zombies||PopCap||9.0|
|10||Chaos Rings||Square Enix||9.0|
Qi Top 10 iPhone apps of 2010
|1||My-Cast Weather Radar||Digital Cyclone||10|
|4||MMA Underground||Internet Commerce Co||9.7|
|5||Mario Batali Cooks!||High Five Labs||9.6|
|9||HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker||SwEng||9.5|
Ignoring the old cliché about marathons and sprints, Firemint's boundary breaking Real Racing 2 only motored onto the Qi chart in December, yet maintained its impressive start and nerve around the last bend to cross the finishing line first on the year-end rundown.
In the phenomenal racer's slipstream rolled Dark Nebula - Episode 2, an accelerometer driven platform title from 1337 Game Design that confounded and astonished in equal measure.
Gameloft's pair of twin-stick shooters Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A. 2 both carried out their maker's covert mission successfully, securing coveted spots on the best of 2010 battlefield amid shells raining down from rival outfits on an almost daily basis.
on the subject of precipitation, Digital Cyclone's meteorological maestro My-Cast Weather Radar fair stormed its way up the Qi apps leaderboard, the real time animations accurately forecasting its #1 position on our annual countdown.
n 2010, multimedia software designed to expand the iPhone's functionality to a frankly mind-boggling degree featured prominently in the upper echelons, led triumphantly by Sonos's wireless music streaming aid and InMethod's ingenious DivX conversion tool Air Video.
But we'll leave the last words to celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose extensive guide to cooking up a tasty treat or three was received with open hands AND mouths by ravenous critics - better luck next year, eh, Jamie Oliver??
We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up at the end of 2011. For all the up-to-date information on which games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the Quality Index now.
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About Steel Media
Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. Headed up by Chris James and with a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.
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