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


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  148AppsPocket 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
8   Catch-22   Mango Down! 8.9
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
2   AgileSocial   Enterprise Solved 10
3   Fireplace HD+   Rory Buckley 10
4   Contacts Guard Pro   Unicorn Professional 10
5   Sky Survey   skysurvey.org 10
6   The Magazine: For geeks like us   Marco Arment 9.6
7   CGHUB   Shakuro 9.6
8   Padgram - Instagram viewer for iPad   Pinssible Labs 9.6
9   Cobypic   Benjamin Watanabe 9.4
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

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website  PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal  PocketGamer.biz, and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site  PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the  iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design, and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

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