Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of December 2012


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London, UK - 3rd January 2013 - Steel Media Ltd

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

The iPad Quality Index boasts over 100,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  AppSpy, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.

Here are  December 2012's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games December 2012

1   Battle of the Bulge   Shenandoah Studio 9.6
2   Interlocked   Armor Games 9.6
3   The Lords of Midnight   Chilli Hugger 9.5
4   Final Fantasy IV   Square Enix 9.2
5   Stealth Checkers   Dreamgames 9.1
6   Air Hippo   G5 Entertainment 9.1
7   Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders   Atypical Games 9.0
8   Blastpoints   Checkbox Studios 9.0
9   Minigore 2: Zombies   Mountain Sheep 8.7
10   Santa Rockstar   Clarin Global 8.7

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps to December 2012

1      FitGirl App   The Body Studio Corp 10  
2   Dr Shrink   GiveGifts.com 10
3   Smart Loan Calculator Pro iPad+   Praveena Rongala 10
4   BoothStache   PiVi & Co 9.5
5   Hubbl   SOL STUDIOS 9.3
6   HotelClub   HotelClub 9.3
7   Who Stole the Moon?   WindyPress 9.1
8   MyScript Calculator   Vision Objects 9.0
9   Earth 101 for iPad   3Planesoft 9.0
10   Advent 2012: 25 Christmas Apps   MagicSolver.com 9.0

(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.)

2012 was a pretty special year for iPad games, and it ended on a suitably classy note. Topping the December iPad Qi game chart is the elegant historical war game Battle of the Bulge, which combines a turn-based simulation experience with the spirit of classic boardgames. Not far behind in fourth place, Square Enix's  Final Fantasy IV marks a sizeable step forward for the classic JRPG series. This 3D update to the 1991 classic marks the point at which Eastern role-playing games started dealing with darker themes and more complex characters. Returning to the war theme, Atypical Games zooms into the December mayhem with Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, one of the most detailed 3D iPad flight sims yet. Finally, at #9 in the chart, we have Minigore 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to the game that spawned a thousand twin-stick shooters. This one dials the monster-blasting action up to 11.

December was also a strong month for iPad applications, with FitGirl App taking the coveted #1 slot. It provides a series of exercise routines specifically formulated for women - perfect for helping you get in shape following an indulgent Christmas. If it's a personality makeover you need, however, Dr Shrink provides a light-hearted way to analyse yourself and your friends. It might be a little late for Movember, but PiVi & Co's BoothStache has clearly been turning heads in fourth position, allowing you to see what you'd look like with facial hair. Down in ninth place, meanwhile, Earth 101 provides a unique view of the world, with 3D representations of famous landmarks, interesting facts, and global weather reports.

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

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