For Immediate Release
London, UK - 5th November 2012 - 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 October to fill you in.
The iPad Quality Index boasts over 50,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and AppSpy, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.
Here are October 2012's top selections...
Quality Index Top 10 iPad 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||Reiner Knizia's Qin||Elately||9.1|
|5||Letterpress - Word Game||atebits||9.0|
|6||On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3||TinkerHouse Games||9.0|
|7||Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD||Flexile Studio||9.0|
|9||Devil's Attorney||1337 Game Design||8.8|
|10||The Last Express||DotEmu||8.8|
Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to October 2012
|1||Baby City||Jakub Staryga||10|
|3||Fireplace HD+||Rory Buckley||10|
|4||Contacts Guard Pro||Unicorn Professional||10|
|6||The Magazine: For geeks like us||Marco Arment||9.6|
|8||Padgram - Instagram viewer for iPad||Pinssible Labs||9.6|
|10||The Photo Cookbook - Simple and Delicious||ditter.projektagentur||9.3|
(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 iPad 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 iPad 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 iOS hard-nosed critics everywhere with its whimsical platform-puzzler gameplay. Hunting for undergarments has rarely been this much fun!
In the world of iPad apps, meanwhile, Baby City has been getting parents' knickers in a twist throughout October, presenting a series of colourful cityscapes full of interactive elements for young children to play with. AgileSocial is an altogether more grown-up app, grabbing second place with its mobile product management and collaboration tools. 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 Finally, in sixth place, we have The Magazine, a fortnightly magazine for people who love technology from the creator of Instapaper, Marco Arment.
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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