Qualityindex.com  reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of December 2011


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 9th January 2012 - Steel Media Ltd

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

Qualityindex.com boasts over 110,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  No DPad, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are  December 2011's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone games December 2011

1   Seal Force   Nordisk Film Games Publishing 9.0
2   Grand Theft Auto 3   Rockstar Games 8.9
3   Sonic CD   Sega 8.8
4   Bug Princess   Cave 8.3
5   Football Manager Handheld 2012   Sega 7.9
6   Venture Towns   Kairosoft 7.7
7   Batman Arkham City Lockdown   Warner Bros 7.6
8   Tetris   Electronic Arts 7.6
9   LostWinds   Frontier Developments 7.6
10      Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World   G5 Entertainment                      7.5    

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to December 2011

1   Doctor Who News   Mobile Roadie         10
2   AppZapp   ConIT 9.6
3   AppAdvice   AppAdvice 9.6
4   Monet HD   overdamped 9.6
5   Thermo   Robocat 9.6
6   Storie: Holiday Edition   Shnap 9.6
7   Bongos Free   mode of expression 9.2
8   Sleep Talk Recorder   MadInSweden 8.8
9   Apple Store   Apple 8.8
10   Football Rumours   Steve Reynolds 8.8

(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.)

Evoking the look, sounds, and sheer hyperactive energy of your typical Saturday morning kids cartoon, Seal Force has proven a big hit with reviewers in December, propelling it to the summit of our Qi leaderboard. While I’d give it a 10/10 for its theme tune alone, other critics have chosen to eulogise its depth of gameplay and vivid cast of characters. Each to their own, eh. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto 3 just narrowly misses out on the top spot this month, with the open-world crime classic receiving glowing praise from across the iPhone app review world. But, Rockstar’s port isn’t the only retro remake to occupy a podium position this time around, as Sega’s famous Blue Blur speeds into third place. An updated version of the 1993 Mega-CD game, Sonic CD has you battling repeat offender and rotund genius Dr Robotnik, and introduces us to series villain Metal Sonic.

With Doctor Who unlikely to return to our screens before the tail end of 2012, fans of the Time Lord can seek a breadcrumb of solace in our most critically acclaimed application of December: Doctor Who News. Packed with news, videos, tour dates, pictures, biographies, and interviews, this unofficial app should help undernourished Doctor Who fans survive these long periods without their favourite hero. Elsewhere on the chart, we have Apple's own Apple Store (still following?) application in at #9. This handy tool allows you to browse the Cupertino company’s range of products on your device; reserve items for in-store collection or have them shipped to your doorstep; and book some quality time with the Geniuses.

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 games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  Quality Index  now.

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About Steel Media

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