Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of December 2013


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London, UK - 10th January, 2014 - 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 2013's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games December 2013

1   The Room 2   Fireproof Games 9.1
2   Skulls of the Shogun   17-BIT 9.1
3   Panzer Corps   Slitherine 9.0
4   Fiz: The Brewery Management Game   Bit By Bit Studios 8.9
5   Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas   Rockstar Games 8.7
6   cyro   Philipp Stollenmayer 8.6
7   The Wolf Among Us   Telltale 8.5
8   Cut the Rope 2   ZeptoLab 8.4
9   Darklings   MildMania 8.4
10   Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King   Tin Man Games 8.3


Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps to December 2013

1   John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes   WhyHunger 10
2   Jamaroos Musical ABCs   Iggy Learning 9.8
3   Conojo Whiteboard   VizMojoLabs 9.6
4   Modernist Cuisine at Home   Inkling Systems 9.4
5   SharpScan   Pixelnetica 9.3
6   Brush Brush cocomong   duducs 9.2
7   Cotracks   Futucraft Oy 9.2
8   Fragment   Pixite 9.0
9   Flirt & Chat with JAUMO   Jaumo 9.0
10   Lucy Ladybird   Sharon Chai 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.)

We’ve been waiting for The Room 2 all year... and it hasn't disappointed. Fireproof Games’s exquisite locked-box puzzler sequel justifiably tops the December iPad Qi game chart. iPad owners aren’t used to belated conversions. But when they’re of the quality of Skulls of the Shogun - which debuted on Windows Phone almost a year ago - we doubt they’ll mind. 17-Bit’s witty strategy game has sliced its way to #2 on this month's table. 17-Bit had to beat off strong competition from GTA: San Andreas, which is one of the biggest games in the massively popular open-world crime sim series. As it is, Rockstar’s parody of West Coast America sits at #5. While we’re on the subject of gritty adult-only games, Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us prowls menacingly in seventh place. The team behind Walking Dead: The Game has crafted a fine fantasy-themed mystery noir here.

John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes sits atop December’s iPad Qi app chart, a spot to which the late Beatle would have been very much accustomed. The producer of this accomplished app gathers rare audio snippets from Lennon’s trip to Bermuda in 1980. Trailing that at #2 is Jamaroos Musical ABCs, an incredibly polished alphabet-based kiddie app from an award-winning animator. Professional voice narration and proven educational value round out this particular package. Talking of 'award-winning', the acclaimed Modernist Kitchen at Home cookbook now has an equally sharp-looking companion app. The designer of this interactive e-book utilises video and high-res photography to bring its recipes to life. Yum. Cotracks, meanwhile, is a stylish music collaboration app. With Cotracks installed on your tablet, you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases from numerous instruments, with up to four simultaneous players on one iPad.

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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About Steel Media

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