Quality Index reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of 2013

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London, UK - 6th January, 2014 - So, what will the year 2013 be remembered for, huh? The death of a cultural icon? The revelation that the NSA knows everything about you (and me)? The ridiculous rise of selfies?

Who knows. Who cares.

Some things we DO care about, though, are the

best-reviewed mobile games of last year. Ah, seamless. What were they, then, eh?

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

( Qi) round-up for 2013.

Aggregating the reviews from the world's best websites, such as  Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, 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  iPhone Quality Index of 2013 ...

Qi  Top 10 iPhone games of 2013

                GAME NAME                 PUBLISHER Qi
1 Asphalt 8: Airborne   Gameloft 9.4
2 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Playdek 9.4
3 The Silent Age House on Fire 9.4
4 Perfect Hit! Avalon Dream 9.4
5 QuizCross MAG Interaactive 9.4
6 Ridiculous Fishing Vlambeer 9.3
7 DEVICE 6 Simogo 9.3
8 Ending Aaron Steed 9.3
9 4 Pics 1 Word LOTUM 9.3
10 Tiny Games Hide and Seek Productions 9.2


Qi  Top 10 iPhone apps of 2013

APP NAME              PUBLISHER               Qi 
1 FoundMoney 12Cube 10
2 John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes WhyHunger 10
3 Crowded Fiction Vidya Gamer 10
4 Veggie Bottoms Red Card Studios 10
5 Whisper for App.net Riposte 10
6 Le CITY deluxe magazine Vip Media Press 10
7 YAKiT Freak'n Genius 10
8 Lily Cal Whimsical 10
9 AT Impact AT Impact 10
10 Felix tigerbears 10


According to the iPhone Qi spider-bots, Asphalt 8: Airborne was the best-reviewed iPhone game of 2013. In Gameloft’s latest tire squealer, the French studio manages to get to the heart of the arcade racer experience right there on your mobile. Close behind is D&D Lords of Waterdeep, a marvellous conversion of a quirky fantasy boardgame. It’s deep, alright. Sorry, folks, we didn’t have to go fishing for any compliments concerning Ridiculous Fishing. It seems everyone has just fallen for Vlambeer’s casual classic hook, line, and sinker. At #7, meanwhile, is Simogo. With DEVICE 6, the Swedish team straddles the divide between e-book and video game like nothing else we’ve ever seen. The writing was on the wall that this was going to be great, and so it proved.

In the world of apps, FoundMoney is the best-reviewed iPhone app of 2013. With the world economy up the spout, it’s easy to see why this money-saving tool has proved so popular. Just behind at #2, John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes is a slickly produced album app for which the dev has gathered rare audio snippets from the former Beatle’s trip to Bermuda in 1980. Groovy. With Crowded Fiction, Vidya Gamer (Hah!) showcases one of 2013’s top trends: marrying the worlds of fiction writing and video games. As a solid platform for a continual supply of interactive stories, we reckon this one’s going to be tough to put down. Another 2013 trend was sharing brief video snippets over social networks. So, it’s little surprise that YAKiT’s ability to turn photos into hilarious animated footage has proven such a hit over the past 12 months.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up at the end of 2014. 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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