Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of October 2012

For Immediate Release

London, UK - 2nd November 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  iPhone Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for October to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are  October 2012's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone games October 2012

1   Punch Quest   RocketCat Games 9.3
2   Need for Speed: Most Wanted   Electronic Arts 9.3
3   Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies   Tin Man Games 9.1
4   Letterpress - Word Game   atebits 9.0
5   On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3   TinkerHouse Games 9.0
6   Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD   Flexile Studio 9.0
7   Catch-22   Mango Down! 8.9
8   Bad Piggies   Rovio 8.8
9   Devil's Attorney   1337 Game Design 8.8
10    The Last Express   DotEmu                              8.8

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to October 2012

1   Video Time Capsule                       Justin Halls 10
2   My Fish Log   YMG Enterprises 10
3   Retina Nature Wallpapers   iDesign Studio 10
4   AgileSocial   Enterprise Solved 10
5   Lulu Brush Time Lite   Yaatta Studio 10
6   Lulu Brush Time   Yaatta Studio 10
7   Fireplace HD+   Rory Buckley 10
8   Contacts Guard Pro   Unicorn Professional 10
9   Sky Survey   skysurvey.org 10
10   One Kings Lane   One Kings Lane 10

(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.)

Punch Quest came out swinging this month to top the iPhone Qi league table for October 2012. RocketCat Games's brutal take on the endless-runner genre really pummelled the critics into submission. Closely tailing Punch Quest is EA's Need For Speed: Most Wanted, which drives the iPhone racing genre to a whole new level. Lurking ominously in third place, meanwhile, is Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies. This marks the return from the dead of the famous interactive gamebook series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary recently. On a somewhat lighter note, Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD - from Flexile Studio - has been delighting hard-nosed iOS critics everywhere with its whimsical platform-puzzler gameplay. Hunting for undergarments has rarely been this much fun!

In the rather more serious world of iPhone apps, meanwhile, it's Video Time Capsule that's been getting iOS reviewers' knickers in a twist throughout October. The app allows you to record and lock away a message to yourself - whether as an aid to help you stay on course with your hopes and aspirations, or just to track your receding hairline. In second place (or should that be 'plaice'?) is My Fish Log, which helps you quickly identify over 40 different freshwater North American fish. You can also use it check the weather and track your catches, mind. Down in sixth place, Lulu Brush Time is perfect for helping children establish a tooth-brushing routine. Just keep your iPhone away from running water, okay? Finally, Contacts Guard Pro is secure in eighth place, safe in the knowledge it can back up your contacts to a secure cloud-based location, then restore them safely to a new phone.

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

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