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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
|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|
|9||4 Pics 1 Word||LOTUM||9.3|
|10||Tiny Games||Hide and Seek Productions||9.2|
Qi Top 10 iPhone apps of 2013
|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|
|9||AT Impact||AT Impact||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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