Quality Index reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed Android games and apps of 2012


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London, UK - 9th January 2012 - 

2012, eh?! Woof. And I'm not just referring to the London Olympics. Last year marked the point at which Android gaming finally came of age. That's not to say every single game released between January and December 2012 on the Google Play Store was stellar. Some of them weren’t.

Some, however, WERE splendiferous.

And so while  Rayman Jungle Run sparked a sudden upsurge in RSI-related days off in 2012, and Angry Birds Star Wars  actually DID live up to the hype, which were the best-reviewed games?

To answer that very question and the similarly themed 'Which were the best reviewed apps?', here's the  Android Quality Index

( Qi) round-up for 2012.

Aggregating the reviews from the world's best websites, such as Android RundownPocket Gamer, and Gamezebo, the Quality Index uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each Android title.

Without further ado, here are the best of the best, the cream of the crop that made it into the Android Quality Index of 2012...

Qi  Top 10 Android games of 2012

1   Devil's Attorney   Senri 9.6
2   Bad Piggies HD   Rovio 9.6
3   Trainyard   Noodlecake Studios 9.5
4   League of Evil   Noodlecake Studios 9.5
5   Continuity 2   Noodlecake Studios 9.5
6   Happy Street   Godzilab 9.4
7   Lunar Racer   Noodlecake Studios 9.4
8   Civilization War   GameZen 9.4
9   Word Weasel   concreterose 9.4
10   Saving Private Sheep   Bulkypix                     9.4



Qi  Top 10 Android apps of 2012

1       TextGenie   DCML Apps 10   
2   Spring Blossoms   NEC BIGLOBE 10
3   My Move   World Media Group 10
4   Sedona Meditation   Infinity Brain 10
5   Preschool Kitty   KatzApps 10
6   Escape and Control   ChannelFlip 10
7   TravelRussia (en)   multiGO 10
8   Halloween eBook   MiShow Corp 10
9   Celebrities on Twitter   BEAUTY LINX 10
10   Fox News Android Application   Basari Software Omer YAVUZ 10



No objection!  Devil's Attorney tops the Android Qi games chart for 2012 with its refreshingly humorous take on turn-based strategy, the '80s, and the US criminal system.

Right on its heels on this end-of-year league table is Rovio's Bad Piggies HD, which represents a triumphant diversion for the Angry Birds series. In Bad Piggies HD, you see, you're asked to switch allegiances to those greedy green pigs and build a series of wacky contraptions to aid their escape.

Pulling up at 'platform' #3, meanwhile,  Trainyard impresses with its gently taxing logic puzzles and unique diagram-like art style.

The second of Noodlecake's four - yes, four! - entries on this best-of-2012 rundown is tough-as-nails 2D platformer League of Evil. With sharp retro-inflected visuals and water-tight platform mechanics, it's a truly heroic effort. Ruddy difficult, mind. I may have said that already.

On the apps front, TextGenie takes the coveted #1 spot on the 2012 Android Qi chart. If you're puzzled by modern text speak, then TextGenie is the ideal translation tool for a very new form of language.

In third position is My Move (from World Media Group), which helps make moving house a lot less stressful. How? Through relevant tips, listings, and organisational tools.

Escape and Control provides access to a number of thought-provoking video episodes from acclaimed journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson, all dealing with the perceived openness of the internet.

Sitting pretty at #9, meanwhile, is Celebrities on Twitter. Yep, it does exactly what the title suggests, guiding you to the Twitter accounts of the rich and famous. Including Stephen Fry. And The Rock.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up at the end of 2013. For all the up-to-date information on which games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  Quality Index  now.

Know of a great reviews site that should be included?

If you own or know a reputable apps review site that should be added to the  Quality Index, then pop along to our instructions for  getting listed.


Notes to editors:

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. 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.

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact MD  Chris James.


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